Olympic Logo Paris Torch Relay
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

2024 Olympic Torch Relay Follow the Events in Provence

On April 16, 2024, the Olympic tradition continues in Olympia, Greece, with the Flame lighting. After a relay journey through the Greek mainland and a sea crossing on Belem, a beautiful three-masted sailing ship, the Flame, arrives in Marseille’s Old Port on May 8. From the Mediterranean city, 10,000 runners …

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What's Playing at Carrières des Lumières in 2024 in Les Baux
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What’s Playing at Carrières des Lumières in 2024 in Les Baux de Provence?

In 2024, as usual, there will be two new immersive exhibitions at Carrières des Lumières: the long programme on the pharos and a short programme. The extended programme is about Egyptian Pharaohs, from Cheops to Ramses II, and the short programme should be interesting: ‘The Orientalists. Ingres, Delacroix, Gérôme…’ about …

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Fontaine-des-Magnarelles Seminars in Provence
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Booking a Corporate Seminar in Provence our Recommended Locations

Holiday images of Provence saturate social media platforms. The region is a popular holiday destination for its lavender fields, market produce, historic sites, and cultural venues. With many daily international and regional plane and train arrivals, Provence should be a consideration for corporate gatherings: offsite meetings, seminars, reunions, incentive travel, …

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Jewish Provence Cavaillon synagogue from museum
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The Cavaillon Synagogue and More Historic Jewish Sites in Provence

In a previous article, I reviewed Ten (10) historic Jewish sites in Provence – the details are included below. Recently, I discovered that 2024 marks several anniversaries of the Cavaillon synagogue:  the 250th anniversary of its construction, the 100th anniversary of it being classed as a Historic Monument of France, …

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Arles Must-See Provence
ExploreLearning FrenchVillages Towns and CitiesVirginie Van Der Wees

Visiting Arles for Art While Learning French in Provence

Jeannie and her daughter, Megan, joined Virginie for a wonderful French immersion week in Provence. They stayed in the studio Mas des Pins during their time in the region. Both mother and daughter are art lovers, so Virginie suggested visiting Arles. The text in English and French (written by Virginie’s …

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Stephanie Villegas Private Chef Cooking classes
French Cooking ClassesLearning FrenchStephanie VillegasTaste

Mastering French Cuisine and Language: Cooking Classes in the Charming Alpilles

We are thrilled to introduce our new and exciting service – Cooking and Conversation classes in my village of Fontvieille in the Alpilles. French Language Cooking Classes: In collaboration with Catherine, a certified French teacher with over 25 years of experience, our two-hour class provides a unique blend of culinary …

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Tulips Provence in Spring
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Stunning Tulips a Reason to Visit Provence in the Spring

My photo is of tulips in the Vaucluse putting on a dazzling display near Jonquieres last spring. One of the highlights of our sojourns in Provence is the different flowers through the seasons. In the spring, you can see cherry orchards in bloom in April and early May around the …

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Easter Traditions in France
InspireProvencal History & TraditionsVirginie Van Der Wees

Easter Traditions and Celebrations in France

Easter is a holiday period in France when children have a school break. It is a chance for families to gather over meals and enjoy some downtime while hiding chocolate treats. Below are some traditions and celebrations surrounding the Easter period in France and beyond. I have written the text …

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Spring Events in Provence
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2024 Spring Events in Provence What’s Happening This Year

Spring Events in Provence Provence is lovely in the Springtime. As with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but you should expect an odd rainstorm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. The apple, pear, apricot, cherry, and …

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Menton Lemon Festival Folklore La Capeline de Menton
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Menton Lemon Festival, and a Folklore Group Safeguarding Mentonnais Culture

On Wednesday, February 21st, the fifth day of the 90th Menton Lemon Festival, the folklore group La Capeline de Menton performed traditional music, singing, and dancing to retrace the steps of their 19th-century Mentonnais ancestors. Imagine a light flute following the steady rhythm of a beating drum while girls and …

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