Gypsy Pilgrimage Saintes-Maries
Guest PostInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Gypsy Pilgrimage to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in the Camargue

I find myself increasingly comfortable listening to conversations I don’t understand. Throaty vowels, rusty consonants, over half a dozen languages being spoken at once; French, Spanish, Catalan, American, Austrian, Italian, Romani during the Gypsy Festival, Pélerinage Gitan, in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Listening with our minds instead of our hearts, language often limits …

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Cézanne Gardanne Sunday Market
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireWilliam Adams

Searching for Cézanne at the Gardanne Sunday Market

The Gardanne Market It’s Sunday and I’m Heading to the market in Gardanne. It’s a cold, grey, wet morning — brumeux. I arrive at about 8:00, just as the market is beginning to open and park the car at the head of Boulevard Carnot, directly across the street from the …

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Carrières de Lumières 2022
AixcentricInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Carrières de Lumières 2022 Take a Journey to Italy

This year at Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux de Provence Venise la Serenissima is going to whisk us to the Grand Canal, over little bridges and through the shady walkways between beautiful buildings and churches. The 45-minute image and music show will immerse visitors in Byzantine art and the …

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Valentines Dinner Menu Ideas
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Valentines Dinner Menu Ideas from Provence

We understand that making a special dinner for someone can be stressful, but February 14th might add extra anxiety to meal prep. So, we have dug into our archives to select Valentines Dinner Menu Ideas for the occasion. In addition, read about foods that may have aphrodisiac effects, and enjoy …

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Valentines Gift Guide 2022
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Valentines Gift Guide Inspired by Provence

Valentines Gift Guide There is no reason to wait for February 14th to show your affection. However, not acknowledging Valentine’s Day might not be a solid love strategy. So, to help with your shopping, we have pulled together this Valentines Gift Guide with suggestions that won’t break the bank and …

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French Address Gift Package
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Enter Today to Win a French Address Gift Package

Mathilde Vuillemenot has the last two years to thank for pushing her to create a beautiful online boutique – French Address. Paris is Mathilde’s home, but her family travelled extensively around France when she was a child. She says that souvenirs from those trips were the inspiration for the website …

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Photo Workshops in ProvenceRaina Stinson contemplative photography
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspirePhotographers in Provence

Creative Photo Workshops in Provence with Raina Stinson

“Creating beautiful and personalized memories of Provence.” ~ Raina Stinson Private Photo Workshop One of the many joys of returning to Provence last year was meeting Raina Stinson and participating in a photo workshop. We arrived at Raina’s home studio on a crisp fall morning to discuss our goals for …

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SCAD Art Design Lacoste
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireJulie Whitmarsh

SCAD Discovering Art and Design in Lacoste

From time to time, you see something that makes you reconsider some of the decisions you’ve made in life, and a recent visit to the SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) campus at Lacoste, was one of those moments. It was the first stop on our day with the …

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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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