Cannes Underwater Museum Sculptures Dévoilement Anouk Vangment - J deCaires Taylor Cannes (c) Mairie de Cannes
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Cannes Underwater Museum Sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor

Cannes Underwater Museum Just 15 minutes by ferry from Cannes, the two Lérins islands, Saint Honorat and Saint-Marguerite, are a popular destination for those hoping to spend a day enjoying the Mediterranean. Now, there is another reason to visit sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor. The area reserved for swimmers and …

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Author Simon James Uzès
Barefoot BloggerInspire: Art & Culture

My Meeting with Author Simon James in Uzès

Through my Uzès experience,  I’ve known and written about quite a few artists. Yet there was something extraordinary about meeting Simon James aside from his status as an award-winning writer and illustrator. Meeting Simon James Living in a “red zone” COVID world,  I miss the small, intimate art exhibitions that …

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Holiday Giveaway Provence Gift
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Holiday Giveaway! A Made-in-Provence Gift for You

As our friends in the United States get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, we know that the Christmas holiday season is right around the corner. To celebrate the festive season, we have partnered with our friends at Remember Provence and curated a made-in-Provence giveaway package. For details about this …

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Très Francais Logo Très Français Provence Market
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Très Français Brings Provence Market Vendors Online

Gretchen and Paul Duffin are the creative founders behind Ideas We Share, a digital marketing and communications company based in Provence. Based in the Var, they work with clients developing professional profiles for websites, social media, and print. Digital Solution for Markets When the first Covid-19 lockdown occurred in France, …

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Nice's Cathedral Russian France
Inspire: Art & CultureKeith Van SickleProvencal History & Traditions

Nice’s Cathedral the Most Russian Spot in France

There are so many fun things to do in Nice—you can walk along the Promenade des Anglais, enjoy the view from one of those famous blue chairs, and dig into a salade niçoise at a café in the Old Town. Now here’s one to add to your list: visit the …

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Menerbes
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureRenata Haidle

Who Was Peter Mayle?

Have you ever done a basic search about books set in Provence? If so, it is quite possible that Peter Mayle was one of the first names to pop up, and for good reason. This is the man who is responsible for ultra-famous books such as A Year In Provence, …

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Planning Tips Brocantes Provence
Inspire: Art & CultureJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts from the South of France

My Planning Tips for Brocantes In Provence

In the last few years, Saturdays would normally involve a trip across to the wonderful brocante market at Villeneuve-Les-Avignon, arriving early and spending the whole morning just fuddling around the stalls, finding new pieces for the house, or simply letting our imaginations run riot with what we may be able …

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Lavender Fields in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Lavender in Provence Creating New Artisans

Exploring the Provencal market stands piled high with seasonal produce, fragrant fresh fruit, buckets of just-picked flowers, table linens and bright pottery is pure delight. However, it’s not always rewarding for market vendors facing early mornings, erratic weather, and fickle crowds. Determined to carry on an artisanal tradition, Elsa Lenthal, …

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Colours Tastes Autumn Provence Alpilles Vineyards
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Colours and Tastes of Autumn in Provence

Fall Shades In Provence, autumn’s arrival can be subtle. Not long after the grape harvest, the vines start changing colour. Vineyards turn shades of golden-yellow and deep-red signalling that the rootstock is ready for a rest. The Plane trees (Platanes) that provided welcome summer shade drop their large brown leaves …

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Paris-Part-Time-Book-Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Who Doesn’t Dream of Paris Part Time? A Book Review

Lisa Baker Morgan did not plan to live in Paris, although she dreamed of spending time in the “City of Lights.” She certainly did not intend to write a book called Paris, Part Time, but life takes us on an uncharted journey, and as a result, this lady has her …

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