Giveaway Aug 11-16 Trouvailles Collage
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Enter to Win a Trouvailles Provence Box it’s a Lucky Find

Born with wanderlust in her veins, Tina Sequeira now lives in Canada after a time in the Middle East. Having travelled extensively from a young age, she says that traipsing around airports is feels like a second skin. Many travellers will never fly from Toronto to Dubai, but Tina undertook …

Resistance Movement in Provence
InspireJulie WhitmarshProvencal History & Traditions

Remembering the Resistance Movement in Provence

In the centre of the pretty village of Saint Saturnin les Apt is a peaceful square (home to the vibrant Tuesday morning market), and to one side is a small garden area that sits in front of a stark stone wall, which is a memorial to the dramatic and devastating …

Novel by Sophie Claire Summer at the French Olive Grove
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Books to Read the Latest Novel by Sophie Claire

Born in Africa, her childhood featured many relocations, but Sophie Claire spent summers in the South of France visiting her grandparents. It’s those memories of sunny, carefree days that inspire her novels today. Sophie Claire’s latest novel, Summer at the French Olive Grove, was published in May 2021. Her effortless …

la-mer-imaginaire-Fondation Carmignac
AixcentricInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Go to Porquerolles for 2021 Fondation Carmignac Exhibit

For its fourth season, the Villa Carmignac presents The Imaginary Sea (La Mer imaginaire), an ideal subject for this idiosyncratic gallery:  part of it is housed in an old building with views to the sea below, while the other part is underground, a modern exhibition space beneath a glass-bottomed pool.  …

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What’s on at Fondation Vincent Van Gogh in Arles

Until the end of October, Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles presents an exhibition bringing together new works by the American artist Laura Owens with seven paintings by Van Gogh, most made in and around Arles. Van Gogh hardly needs an introduction but here’s what the gallery writes about Laura Owens: …

Sainte Baume Grotto View at a Distance
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Mary Magdalene’s Cave the Sainte Baume Grotto

Easter Sunday Mass was celebrated at ‘La Grotte de Sainte-Baume’ at the weekend to formally re-open the cave of Saint Mary Magdalene after its being closed for 10 months’ work. I hadn’t realized that this is Christianity’s 3rd most holy shrine after Christ in Jerusalem and St Peter in Rome. …

Provencal Gifts Remember Provence
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Provencal Gifts from Remember Provence 20% Discount

If Covid-19 has taught us anything, why wait for next year? Marie Helene and Emmanuel Beriot of Remember Provence are celebrating the company’s 24th anniversary of selling gift items from Provence. They curate and ship Provencal housewares, linens, cosmetics, and culinary ingredients to customers worldwide. Originally founded in 1997 when …

The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
Books on ProvenceInspireMary Jane Deeb

The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson a Book Review

A book review by Mary-Jane Deeb of “The Lantern” by Deborah Lawrenson, Harper, New York, London, 2011. The Author Deborah Lawrenson is a British writer and journalist, issued of a diplomatic family, who spent her childhood travelling around the world, accompanying her parents and sister wherever they were posted. Before …

St Tropez Old Port St Tropez Gift Box
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

St Tropez Gift Box from My French Country Home

A Gift from St Tropez Although nothing could replace a weekend on the shores of the Mediterranean in sun-soaked St Tropez, a gift box is always a treat. My French Country Home has put together a selection of top-quality products representative of the city that Brigitte Bardot chose as her …

Ballet Preljocaj Un Air de Danse
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Ballet Preljocaj in Aix Something’s in the Air this Summer

Aix-en-Provence’s Ballet Preljocaj celebrates the return of more “normal” times with a series of performances throughout the city from July 12th – August 8th, 2021. Artistic Director Angelin Preljocaj and his team will dance outdoors at Parc Jourdan, the Théâtre de l’Archevêché, in the Quartier Beisson, and at Pavillon Noir …