Rosa Jackson’s Cookbook Niçoise
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Rosa Jackson’s Cookbook Niçoise Shares Nice’s Culinary Heritage

Stunning is the only way to describe Rosa Jackson’s cookbook Niçoise: Market-Inspired Cooking from France’s Sunniest City. Filled with over 100 recipes, this beautiful book salutes the simplicity of Nice’s traditional cuisine. Niçoise is more than a cookbook, cracking open the window into life in Nice through the seasons. The …

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Mathieu Lustrerie is Restoring the Notre Dame Chandeliers
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Mathieu Lustrerie is Restoring the Notre Dame Chandeliers Plan your Visit

April 15, 2019, is seared in our minds as the day we watched images of Notre Dame de Paris in flames with a mix of horror and terrific sadness. Once the Paris Fire Brigade extinguished the flames and saved the rest of the cathedral from complete disaster. The fire started …

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Patrouille de France #Patrouille
InspireProvencal History & TraditionsVirginie Van Der Wees

Discovering French Bastille Day Traditions in Provence

On July 14, 1789, an angry mob stormed the Bastille in Paris, which housed only seven inmates. To an enraged crowd, the medieval structure represented a landmark symbolizing their frustration with the reigning monarchy, a weak economic environment, high taxes and a lack of personal financial control. This milestone event …

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Les Ateliers Forcalquier Festival
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Local Artists Invite You to Les Ateliers Forcalquier Festival in July

The association Les Ateliers Forcalquier invites you to the eleventh edition of their festival, “Les Ateliers Ouverts, “from July 26 to 29, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dedicated to art, this emblematic event in the heart of summer is an excellent occasion …

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About the Tour de France
InspireLearning FrenchVirginie Van Der WeesWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Learn About the Tour de France Bilingual Text with Details

My husband is a sports fan… all sports! And bike racing is one of them. He, therefore, watches the Tour de France every year, especially the mountain stages. So he’s in a great position to give me all the information I need to write this article with details about the …

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Shopping for French Antiques and Vintage in Provence
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Brocantes, French Antiques and Vintage Shopping in Provence Tips

France is the ultimate haven for those passionate about estate sales, antiques, and French brocantes. A French brocante is similar to a giant yard sale—a game of hunting and gathering. Brocante stores are a familiar sight in the south of France. In Uzès, there are weekends devoted to brocantes. Items …

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Hôtel Vernon Fondation Lee Ufan Arles
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Visit Lee Ufan Arles for Contemporary Art

The city of Arles, in what is now Provence, was essential for river trade during the Roman era. The Rhône River was a major route for transporting goods in both directions on the water and then inland. Vincent van Gogh spent over a year in Arles before moving to Saint …

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Lavender Provence Artisans Recipes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Lavender in Provence 7 Best Places to Visit

Lavender blooms for a relatively short time in Provence. Like any plant, the exact peak flowering time depends on several factors, including weather and altitude. Generally, the lavender fields in the South of France peak in early July and are harvested by mid-August. Many people plan their trips specifically to …

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Carrieres des Lumieres Egypt Culturespaces
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Pharaohs in France? This Year’s Program at the Carrières des Lumières

Carrières des Lumières, the fabulous immersive art show held inside a giant cavern near Les Baux-de-Provence, usually features a significant artist like Vincent van Gogh or Paul Cézanne. Works by the artist are displayed along with music in a brilliant choreography. But this year, the organizers decided to do something …

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Paul Cezanne Walking Trail Aix-en-Provence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireVirginie Van Der Wees

Painter Paul Cézanne’s Atelier Visiting While in Aix-en-Provence

Join me in Provence for a French immersion stay and learn about French painter Paul Cézanne and his atelier (workshop) in Aix-en-Provence.  That’s why I always have a lot of fun receiving students in immersion courses and sharing my love for this city and its region with them. Cézanne Fan …

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