RAIL CAR BY BOB DYLAN @ Chateau la Coste
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Bob Dylan’s Rail Car Pulls into Château la Coste

Diehard fan or not, you are likely aware of Bob Dylan’s success as a singer-songwriter and musician. However, it might have surprised others (besides me) when he won the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” But, on the other …

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Shopping Made in France Rose et Marius Craftsmanship
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Curated Shopping for Made in France Our Provencal Marketplace

A collection of handcrafted and limited production French products. Recognizing the effort that artists put into their chosen creative path, we hope that this virtual space opens the doors to those workshops. So please take a glimpse into the artists’ studios and read their stories. The Perfectly Provence marketplace links …

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Christian Detaux Don Quixote face
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireKeith Van Sickle

Christian Detaux The Evolution of a Provençal Artist

Life and Art Christian Detaux had finished his long career in the automotive industry, where he led a team of 200 engineers and was itching to go back to his first love: art. As a young man, he had planned to pursue a career as an artist, enrolling in the …

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Piano
 Festival Roque d'Antheron Festival International de Piano

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

Piano Concerts the Festival in La Roque d’Anthéron 2022

Every summer, the Luberon village of La Roque d’Anthéron greets visitors worldwide for the International Piano Festival. In its 42nd year, the month-long festival starts in mid-July, and music lovers fill the stands at Château de Florans. For four decades, the acoustic stage, set under a leafy canopy of Plantanes …

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Cannes 2022 Film Festival Fashion
InspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Yes, I Cannes 2022 Film Festival and More!

Cannes, Where the Business of Film, Creativity, and Fashion Collide! Cannes 2022 The Cannes 2022 experience is about networking, screenings, Marché du Film, the International Pavilions, parties, fashion and unique culinary experiences. The best places to network depend on your own goals. Party invites, screenings, lectures/seminars, International Pavilions, and the …

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

2022 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 at this time of year, and the sunflowers put on a …

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Exploring biodynamic vineyards
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Delicious! Menu from the Midi a Book Review

There are nuances in French with words that mean different things depending on pronunciation or capitalisation. Midi is one of those words indicating a geographical location, the southern part of France; the 45th parallel is the dividing line for some people. However, in lowercase, midi also means mid-day and the …

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Book Review Death at the Chateau Bremont
Books on ProvenceInspireMary Jane Deeb

Book Review: Death at the Chateau Bremont

Book Review by Mary-Jane Deeb of M.L. (Mary Lou) Longworth, Death at the Chateau Bremont. Penguin Books, New York, 2011. The Author Mary Lou Longworth, better known as M.L. Longworth, is a Canadian writer best known for her Provençal mysteries set in Aix-en-Provence, where she moved with her family in …

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History Pigeonniers of France
Guest PostInspireProvencal History & Traditions

History the Pigeonniers of France in Perspective

Beautiful Bird Homes Thousands of pigeonniers, or pigeon towers, dot the landscape of the south of France. If you look for them, you will quickly realise that they come in an astonishing variety of shapes, sizes and styles. Arguably, no creature has had more beautiful homes built for it than …

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Le moulin de Pallières official photo
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireProvencal History & Traditions

The Pallières Windmill in Pennes-Mirabeau Back to Milling Flour

Named after a rocky outcrop in Pennes-Mirabeau, the 18th-century Pallières windmill stopped working sometime between 1862-66. Finally, after a lengthy restoration project commencing in 2019, the mill is functioning and open for visitors. Once again, sitting on its rocky ledge, the Pallières windmill has operational blades and a dedicated miller …

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