Nature Photography Provence Alain Poirot flamingo head up-down
Inspire: Art & CulturePhotographers in ProvenceRebecca Ronane

Capturing Nature Photography in Provence

In recent years, my husband, Alain Poirot, discovered a passion for photography. Although he has travelled extensively, one of the many benefits of living in Provence is that nature is literally outside our door. Nature Nearby Photographic passion is a little more than the iPhone snap. It means making multiple …

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Citrus Almond Valentine's Cookies
Cakes & CookiesDessertMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Heart-Shaped Citrus Almond Valentine’s Cookies

Maybe it’s a bit cliché to bake pink, citrus, almond heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day…but then again why not? And, while you are at it pop the cork on a bottle of pink bubbly from Provence like our La Folie sparkling rosé.

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Wine Cellier des Princes Le-Prince-de-Courthezon
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Pairing with Cellier des Princes Côtes du Rhône

By David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine Wine Club Surprises I joined The Wall Street Journal Wine Club to access some off-the-beaten-track wines. No, I am not advocating that you join, nor is this post about the club. It’s about the fact that every quarter I get a really nice …

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Route du Mimosa French Riviera
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Route du Mimosa a Yellow Drive on the French Riviera

Riviera Road Trip Aix-en-Provence can be cold in the winter. To stay warm, we wore our puffy jackets, shopped for sweaters, and walked on the sunny side of the street. When canary-yellow bunches of mimosas appeared in the market, it was a sign that spring was close at hand. Flowering …

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Restaurant du Cours Provencal Village Life Cotignac
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

The Benefits of Provencal Village Life in Cotignac

Cotignac in Provence’s Var Susana Iwase Hanson is the founder of Provence Living.net, after living on several continents, she and her husband discovered Cotignac, a quiet village in the Var, a decade ago (read her interesting backstory). Cotignac’s residents enjoy the benefits of living in the Provencal countryside with the Mediterranean …

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Book Villa des Violettes Patricia Sands book cover
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureKeith Van Sickle

Book Review: Lavender, Loss & Love at the Villa des Violettes

New Book by Patricia Sands “Families come in all shapes and sizes.” This phrase, spoken by one the women in Patricia Sands’ new novella, is a good summary of what this lovely book is about. And what families they are!—united by love, friendship, and sometimes even biology. Sands shows us …

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Marti Schmidt France Discover Artists Saint Quentin
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMarti Schmidt

Discover the Artists of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie

Art Lover’s Tour During my fall 2019 art tour “Provence From an Artist’s Point of View,” I discovered a gem, Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, is an old village with colourful Provençal houses and medieval history. Clay has shaped the history of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie since the middle ages. Come and join me this spring to …

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Montbrun Les Bains Spa Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Montbrun Les Bains it’s Spa Time in Provence

Relaxing in Provence Sometimes it takes me a while to get round to doing something and this week I finally decided I would go and try out the Spa at Montbrun Les Bains. I say finally as our lovely neighbour had mentioned it to me three (3) years ago, just …

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Guides Discovering Secret Provence
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Guides to Discovering Secret Provence and the French Riviera

Local Author and Guide Jean-Pierre Cassely is a recognizable public figure in Provence and beyond. Cassely worked for France 3 television for a decade and currently has a daily France-Bleu Provence radio slot called Provence Insolite (Unusual Provence). More recently, Jean-Pierre Cassely collected curious landmarks in two guidebooks Secret Provence and …

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La Chandeleur Crêpes France
Martine Bertin-PetersonTaste: Food & Drink

La Chandeleur Crêpes on the Menu in France

French Holiday Traditions In France, La Chandeleur falls on the 40th day of the Christmas Epiphany season on February 2nd. Also known as Candlemas, this holiday is celebrated in Provence with the making – and eating – of crêpes. La Chandeleur is the culmination of the Calendale, the festive holiday …

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