Fascinating Medieval History Apt
InspireJulie WhitmarshProvencal History & Traditions

The Fascinating Medieval History of Apt

Over the last few weeks, we have got a little bit further under the skin of the local area, and it’s taken us to some very different places, most recently on a guided tour of the Cathédrale Sainte Anne, in the heart of Apt, focusing on its medieval history. Each …

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Jil Steenhuis painting the Almond Blossoms
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottGuided Holiday ToursInspire

Provence Painting Weeks with Jill Steenhuis Embrace the Soul

Have you ever dreamed of painting in the place where Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and many others found inspiration? If so, join Jill Steenhuis, an American who has spent four decades studying the same landscapes as these masters, for a painting week in Provence. Provence …

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Paul Cézanne's l’Estaque Marseille
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireWilliam Adams

My Visit to Paul Cézanne’s l’Estaque in Marseille

I’m up early, driving to l’Estaque. Heavy traffic along the Autoroute to Marseille, but not nearly what it will be during rush hour. I arrive around 7:45, with the sun just above the horizon. Visiting Cézanne’s L’Estaque I head first to Corbières at the eastern edge of the village. Cézanne …

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Memoirs Provence Books Provence Reading List
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Holiday Gift Guide Books from Provence our 2021 List

Holiday Shopping Made Easy Browse this 2021 holiday gift guide for books from Provence for the people on your list who love reading, travel and dreaming of France. These books are for anyone who wants a literary “dose” of Provence. Whether you have visited the region or always dreamed of …

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An Insider's Guide to Provence by Keith Van Sickle
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

An Insider’s Guide to Provence by Keith Van Sickle

We recently met Keith and Val Van Sickle for a glass of rosé while we were all in Provence. They were in France for a short visit while Keith researched and completed final drafts for his latest (3rd) book, An Insider’s Guide to Provence. The Author Keith Van Sickle is …

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Christmas Traditions Santons Provence
InspireMargo LestzProvencal History & Traditions

Christmas Traditions the Santons of Provence

Christmas Traditions in Provence This year, all I wanted for Christmas was santons – those little clay Provençal figurines that pop up every Christmas in the south of France. They’re part of the local Nativity scenes, and every person in the village is represented. I began collecting santons when I …

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Winter in Provence Events Calendar La Rotonde Christmas Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Winter in Provence Events Calendar 2022

Winter Festivals and Events in Provence What is winter like in Provence? It’s a good question. So, many images of the South of France are summer scenes; ribbons of blooming lavender fields, glasses of rosé with beads of condensation and beautiful people in enjoying their holidays. Perhaps wintertime in Provence garners less …

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Festive Gift Package Provence Remember Provence Giveaway Dec 2021
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Win a Festive Gift Package from Provence Enter Today

Online store Remember Provence sells authentic Provencal-themed housewares, gift items and culinary ingredients to customers worldwide. You could be the lucky winner of a festive holiday package from Remember Provence. Plus there is a holiday shopping bonus! Perfectly Provence readers receive a 20% discount on Remember Provence products until December …

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A Table in Paris Book Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

A Gift Idea for the Francophile: A Table in Paris

It is probably obvious to all readers that my heart lies in Provence, but what you might not know is that my first love was Paris. Like all first loves, there’s a je ne sais quoi about a city that thrives around its café scene, lively brasseries, and celebrated dining …

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Holiday Gift Guide Provence 2021
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

2021 Holiday Gift Guide from Provence

Holiday Gift Guide It’s that time of year. The countdown is on for holiday shopping, and the thought of parking at a mall is frightening. Who needs it?! Discover our Holiday Gift Guide with products for the Home (table, kitchen and décor). We invite you to browse the selection of …

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