Villa E-1027 Cap Moderne
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire: Art & Culture

Modern Architecture Meets Mediterranean at Cap Moderne

Bordered by Monaco and Menton, the communities of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin occupy an enviable spot on the French Riviera. Wedged between the sparkling Mediterranean and the Alpes-Maritimes, there is no doubt why crowds flock to the Côte d’Azur for their holidays. Although not undiscovered in the late 1920s, the area was the …

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Villa Benkemoun Architecture Arles © Serge Benkemoun
French Decor & GardensInspire: Art & CultureKeith Van Sickle

Villa Benkemoun Swirling 70s Architecture in Arles

Just four kilometres from the center of Arles sits the Villa Benkemoun, a magnificent estate designed by a disciple of the famous Swiss architect Le Corbusier. Visiting it is like stepping back in time. The villa was the brainchild of Simone and Pierre Benkemoun, a couple that moved from Algeria …

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Clos D'Alari Bed and Breakfast 2 Chambre Verte
French Decor & GardensGuest PostInspire: Art & Culture

Interior Design Trends in the South of France

Provencal Design Some people think of Provence when referring to the South of France. It’s one of the world’s most beautiful locations. You can find ancient Roman ruins, picturesque villages, and fields of lavender here. Also, you can see the beautiful and colourful landscapes along the Mediterranean coast. Furthermore, the …

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©Yves Gellie for the Maison Bernard Endowment Fund
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire: Art & Culture

Creative Architecture 10 Must-See Buildings on the Côte d’Azur

Since 1860, Côte d’Azur is the coastline running from Cassis (although some suggest Toulon) to the Italian border. This famous coast passes through famous cities such as Saint Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monaco and finally Menton. The Côte d’Azur has long held the imagination of travellers wishing to escape the cold …

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French Decor Secrets Bedrooms
French Decor & GardensGuest PostInspire: Art & Culture

French Decor: All the Designing Secrets You Need to Know

French decor is all about effortless elegance. It’s bold, sophisticated, and chic. It’s also often a combination of old and new trends. NellyRodi director of consumer trends and insights Vincent Gregoire believes there is a renewed curiosity about the French style. So if you are curious about French decor here …

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Garden Abbaye de Valsaintes
French Decor & GardensInspire: Art & CultureJulie Whitmarsh

The Remarkable Garden at Abbaye de Valsaintes is a Must Visit

I have always loved gardens, although I have to admit to not being a great gardener myself. A summer garden with deep herbaceous borders, filled with the scent and colour of roses is always a delight and we have some delightful ones around us in the UK, such as this …

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Château de Bourgane
David & Karen TaylorFrench Decor & GardensInspire: Art & Culture

Discovering Château de Bourgane Near Apt

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Despite living here in Provence for over ten years we continue to make great discoveries! Château de Bourgane is on the road leading from Apt to Saint Saturnin Les Apt. The Chateau dates to 1775 and was probably one of the most important houses in …

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Jardins d’Albertas Bouc-Bel-Air Provence
French Decor & GardensGinger and NutmegInspire: Art & Culture

The Jardins d’Albertas of Bouc-Bel-Air and Casanova’s Visit in Provence

Whether fiction or not, Nutmeg thinks it is appropriate that Casanova the infamous Venetian writer, gambler and reputed womanizer is weaved into the history of les Jardins d’Albertas. This garden, owned by the Albertas family, is located just a few minutes outside of Aix-en-Provence in the town of Bouc-Bel-Air, where the ancient …

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Sentiers de L’Abondance
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire: Art & Culture

Why Visit Les Sentiers de L’Abondance a Special Garden Project in Eygalieres

On a hot July afternoon, Girl Gone Gallic and I set out to discover Provence’s pathways of abundance. The inspiration for the name of this property came from a book by French author and garden lover Adrienne Cazeilles. Les Sentiers de L’Abondance is the name of a unique garden located …

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La Louve Garden Jardin Remarkable Bonnieux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire: Art & Culture

La Louve a Remarkable Garden and Green Oasis in Bonnieux

It rains a lot in Normandy. So, two residents of northern France to deciding to spend their retirement years in Provence would hardly be considered unusual. Sylvie and Pascal Verger were searching for a village house with a garden for their relocation from Honfleur. However, the trigger for their real …

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