Maison Dora Maar from the street
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

How Dora Maar Continues to Influence the Art Scene in Ménerbes

Perched above the Luberon Valley, Ménerbes deserves its classification as one of the 172 prettiest villages in France. With old stone facades, pedestrian-friendly streets, tempting boutiques, and lively cafés, Ménerbes exudes Provencal charm. Ménerbes is also home to a thriving art scene, including an artist residency program inspired by Dora …

Ceramics in Biot Provence marche-potier-biot
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Celebrating Contemporary Ceramics in Biot Terre de Provence Market

The Biennale Internationale de la Céramique runs from July 7 to October 1, 2023. The artistic festival includes Greek ceramists presenting their work in the Hedberg-Torun exhibition rooms in Biot until September 24. At the same time, roughly 50 ceramic artists from Provence, Alpes, and Côte d’Azur will exhibit their …

Photo Show in Les Baux
AixcentricInspirePhotographers in Provence

Photo Show in Les Baux de Provence this Year

This year there is another terrific photo exhibition at the Musée Yves Brayer in Les Baux de Provence. Le temps retrouvé showcases 50 works of celebrated photographer Robert Doisneau, so well-loved for his shots of street life, children, working people, the everyday and ordinary.  Throughout his long career (b Gentilly …

Savon de Marseille Soap Provence
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Why Buy Savon de Marseille? Its Eco-Friendly and Artisanal

Remember Provence is an online boutique specializing in high-quality products made in Provence. Marie-Hélène and her husband work with artisanal companies in Provence dedicated to continuing traditional industries for a unique collection of housewares, linens, earthenware, pottery, culinary ingredients, and body and bath products. Remember, Provence ships to customers worldwide. …

Art in Forcalquier Celebrating 10 years of Les Ateliers Ouverts
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Art in Forcalquier Celebrating 10 years of Les Ateliers Ouverts

The artists and artisans of Forcalquier celebrate their 10th anniversary! From July 28 through 31, dozens of creators and galleries of the association Les Ateliers will open their doors throughout the town, providing an opportunity to discover work that is as diverse as it is captivating. In addition, the Ateliers …

Summer Festivals Events Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

2023 Summer Festivals in Provence & Cote d’Azur

What’s On in the South of France? During the summer in Provence and the Côte d’Azur, daytime temperatures range from warm to hot. So, you don’t need an excuse to laze by the pool. The lavender is in bloom this time of year, and the sunflowers put on a spectacular …

Owners Roseraie de Gérenton
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Roseraie de Gérenton a Magnificent Rose Garden in Provence

Provence’s Roseraie de Gérenton has 300 Rose Varieties! Cultivating any garden takes time, patience, and lots of challenging work. In early 2015, Sylvie and John Brun bought a property near Bédoin in the Vaucluse. Although the property was previously an agricultural plot about 50 years ago, the old grapevines and …

The Essence of Provence: the Story of L’Occitane Book Review
Books on ProvenceInspireMary Jane Deeb

The Essence of Provence: the Story of L’Occitane a Book Review

The Essence of Provence: the Story of L’Occitane, by Pierre Magnan, translated from the original French L’Occitane: une histoire vraie, Denoël, Paris, France, 2001, by Richard Seaver, Arcade Publishing, New York, 2nd edition, 2012. Book Review by Mary-Jane Deeb About the Author Pierre Magnan (1922-2012) was a prolific French writer …

Fête de la Transhumance in Provence's Tinée Valley
InspireProvencal History & TraditionsSteve Wilkison

My Fête de la Transhumance Experience in Provence’s Tinée Valley

A Sea of Sheep I pressed my back tight against the stone facade of the ancient house on the narrow street where I stood. Around me were dozens of other people doing the same. How, I wondered, was that huge mass of sheep barreling toward us going to fit through? …

Provence French Cuisine Petite Box
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Order Today! A Mother’s Day Gift Box from Provence

Are you searching for a Mother’s Day gift? We have the perfect one for the Francophile Foodie Mom. Introducing The French Cuisine Petite Box, a collaboration between food blogger Le Chef’s Wife and gifting company Best French Forever. The French Cuisine Petite Box is a curated selection of beautifully handcrafted, …