Beautiful My French Collection Box
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Feeling Lucky? My Beautiful French Collection Box Giveaway

Annette Charlton, the founder of My French Collection Box, is giving away one ‘So French So Chic‘ box to a lucky winner. This beautifully wrapped box will transport you to France with French blue items including a Savon de Marseille soap, elegant French linen scarf and gorgeous notebook celebrating the …

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Fougasse with Sweet Onions, Olives and Anchovies
BreadsMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fougasse with Sweet Onions, Olives and Anchovies

Today, the border between France and Italy runs for 515 kilometres (320 miles) through mountainous terrain. However, prior to the 1860 Treaty of Turin, the border was much more fluid and so were the culinary traditions. Fougasse is a type of French flatbread from the Provence region; a bit like Provence’s …

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Chocolate and Raspberry Towers
French Cooking ClassesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Online Cooking Classes with International Recipes

After the pandemic hit in 2020, I began doing Zoom demos of my favourite international recipes. The classes include a selection of French, Moroccan and Italian dishes. I quickly realized that it was a great way to stay connected with the culinary world and clients of Pitcher & Powell who …

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Easy Salmon with Sun-dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Easy Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade

Seafood is popular in France, with over half of all French residents purchasing the fish either fresh or frozen from their local grocery store. Salmon is a bright and flavourful fish that goes well with a variety of flavours. This robust dish features tangy sun-dried tomatoes coupled with a delicious …

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Discover Underwater Museum Marseille nereides 2
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureKeith Van Sickle

Discover the Underwater Museum of Marseille

Statues have graced the world for thousands of years, in cathedrals, museums, and sculpture gardens. But now visitors to Marseille will be able to enjoy them in a new location—underwater. The Underwater Museum of Marseille (Musée Subaquatique de Marseille) recently opened its doors, so to speak, with ten newly-created sculptures …

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Grenache Gris Grape Varietal
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Grenache Gris a Versatile Ancient Grape Varietal

I have started to note a pattern emerging in my tasting notes during the past couple of years, which shows just how much I love Grenache Gris white wines. I love their richness, texture and structure. But I also noted how few of these wines, in their purest form, are …

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Visit Mougins Art Gastronomy
Explore: Travel in ProvenceMirabeau WinesVillages Towns and Cities

Visit Mougins for Art and Gastronomy

A few kilometres inland from Cannes, in the South of France, lies the picturesque medieval town of Mougins. With its charming narrow streets and creative vibe, Mougins is a drawcard for artists, designers and actors. The town is famous for its inviting museums, galleries and lively art scene. Mougins Means …

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Daluis Gorges Côte d'Azur Tourism @George Veran
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostRoad Trips South of France

Southern French Alps 5 Must-See Natural Sites

What’s not to like about a beach and a lounge chair facing the Mediterranean? For some, the weather is too hot and cultural venues may not suit the whole family. Or, perhaps you are just looking for a getaway from the summer crowds on the French Riviera. Head to the …

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Warm Chocolate Tart Dessert
DessertFrançois de MéloguePies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Warm Chocolate Tart for Dessert

This past weekend I made my favourite dessert of all-time; a seductively simple warm chocolate tart that I first encountered at Joel Robuchon’s restaurant in Paris many years ago. It is a rich and decadent dessert, with a silky-smooth custard-like chocolate filling that truly has no peers. The first time …

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Cocteau Chapel
Artists Inspired by ProvenceGuest PostInspire: Art & Culture

Master Artists Influence on the French Riviera

The South of France has long attracted artists and creative types who were inspired by the natural beauty. Vincent Van Gogh followed his dream to Arles. Paul Cézanne returned to his beloved Aix-en-Provence after time spent in Paris. Paul Gaughin accepted Van Gogh’s invitation to head south and participate in …

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