French Formula 1 Grand Prix
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

French Formula 1 Grand Prix – Dates for 2019

By Aixcentric: The French Formula 1 Grand Prix will be taking place at the Paul Ricard circuit again this summer, 20-23rd June 2019, the second event of a five-year contract bringing the sport back to Provence. Of course, it is a memorable occasion with the world’s top F1 teams, the …

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Sainte Baume Grotto Views
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Sacred Sainte Baume Grotto a Pilgrims’ Walk in Provence

A Natural Grotto Between the busy urban centres of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, at the heart of the Parc naturel régional de la Sainte-Baume, is a mountain that stretches 12km and a famous religious site. The Sainte Baume Grotto is a prominent destination for Christian pilgrimages and anyone interested in discovering …

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Marc Chagall Exhibition at Hôtel de Caumont
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Don’t Miss the Marc Chagall Exhibition at Hôtel de Caumont

By Aixcentric: What a terrific show at the Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix. It features the work of Marc Chagall, from his black and white gravures from the 1920s and 30s, via his white marble sculptures, to his joyously colourful gouaches and oil paintings. His small sculptures, featuring entwined couples …

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French Fashion Striped Tops-onion-johnnies
Lifestyle: Art & CultureMargo LestzShopping & Gifts from the South of France

French Fashion What’s with the Striped Tops?

By Margo Lestz: If you’re looking to add a bit of Frenchness to your wardrobe, a blue and white striped knit shirt could just do the trick. It’s a classic that anyone can wear. Whether you are male, female, young, or old the crisp stripes will add a dash of …

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Quality Merino Wool Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Quality Merino Wool from Provence Tricote Moi un Mouton

Merino Wool in Provence Tricote Moi Un Mouton is a producer of premium merino wool in the Luberon. Located near Apt in the Luberon Valley, Emilien et Emilie Bonnet raise a herd of some 500 sheep. Their farming operation includes a breed called the mérinos d’Arles chosen for their high-quality …

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Virginia Johnson Custom Illustrations
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Virginia Johnson Custom Home Illustrations and Gardens Too

Custom Home Illustrations Years ago, when we bought our first house, a friend gave us a thoughtful housewarming gift. She commissioned a custom illustration a “house portrait” of our new home. The artist created a small watercolour print of the house from a photograph. The picture hung in our home …

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Provence Market Lifestyle Fashion Village Heart Scene
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Provence Market Provencal Lifestyle Inspired Fashion

Fashion: The Provence Market Michele and Jean-Marie are a husband and wife team with a vision, complementary work experiences and a passion for Provence. So why not leverage that textbook combination and create a new fashion brand – The Provence Market? As a traveller, one cannot help but feel how …

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Château la Coste Entry
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Château La Coste Delivers Modern Art, Food and Wine

A friend and her husband arrived in Provence for three nights, but their work schedule only allowed for a tiny window of social time. We headed directly from l’Aéroport de Marseille Provence to Château La Coste for lunch and a vineyard walk to see the modern art sculptures. Located just …

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January Events Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Discover January Events in Provence – What’s On

By Ashley Tinker: Sea Urchins, Truffles, and Long Walks The villages of Provence become quiet after the holidays. People tend to stay in, stoke their living room fires, and leave a pot au feu (stew) on the stove for many hours. There are fewer festivals that celebrate one particular type …

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Brocante Markets Vaucluse
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Joys of Cycling to Local Brocante Markets in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Exploring Brocantes As you have probably gathered by now we tend to enjoy spending our time in France cycling, visiting brocante markets, vide greniers and drinking coffee, with the days passing by in a blur and us inevitably falling into bed each evening tired and …

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