Summer Jazz French Riviera
Lifestyle: Art & CultureMary Kay SealesWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Summer, Jazz on the French Riviera: How Can You Lose?

Even if you’re not a jazz aficionado, you’ll enjoy these smokin’ hot outdoor music festivals on the Côte d’Azur this summer. Build your trip around one, or all three! Nice Jazz Festival 2019 July 16 – 20 It’s another one of those impossibly, beautiful warm summer nights in Nice. The …

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Les Rencontres Economiques d'Aix en Provence 2019
Guest PostLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Leading Discussion Rencontres Economiques d’Aix-en-Provence

A visit to beautiful Aix-en-Provence – the city of art and water – should be on every visitor’s agenda. Founded by the Romans, this city has a remarkable history in the region. Only traces remain of this once crucial Roman settlement remain, but if you know where to look, there …

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Summer Festivals Events Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Summer Festivals and Events in Provence 2019

What’s On? 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. At this time of year, the lavender is in bloom and the sunflowers put on a spectacular floral show. From music …

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Cannes Film Festival Nikki Beach POP UP during Cannes Film Festival 2019
Lifestyle: Art & CultureTasha PowellWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

At the Cannes Film Festival the Stars Align at Nikki Beach

Lunch the Movies On the day of the special red carpet screening of Dolar Y Gloria by Pedro Almodóvar at the Grand Théâtre Lumière (Palais du Festival) at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, I headed to one of my favorite beachside spots, Nikki Beach. This restaurant is a regular pop-up …

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Guide Chateaux Alpilles Castles les Baux de Provence Guide Chateaux Alpilles
Keith Van SickleLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

A Guide to the Chateaux of the Alpilles Hilltop Castles

Chateaux Guide the Alpilles Castles If you’ve spent time in the Alpilles, the small mountain range near St-Rémy-de-Provence, you’ve probably spotted a medieval chateau or two. Some are hard to miss, like the magnificent chateau and fortified city of Les Baux. Others are little more than piles of rubble. The …

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Monaco Grand Prix Amber Lounge
Lifestyle: Art & CultureRebecca Whitlocke

Monaco Grand Prix 2019 Amber Lounge Excitement

By Access Riviera: Amber Lounge Monaco’s events are the highlight of the social calendar during the legendary Monaco Grand Prix. In 2019, Amber Lounge will host VIP race viewing and celebrity yachts, a one-of-a-kind F1™ Driver Fashion Show, fine dining, live Charity Auction, and three nights of euphoric after parties with …

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Lavender Plateau de Valensole
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Remember Provence When Shopping for Provencal Products

Online store Remember Provence sells Provencal-themed housewares, gift items and culinary ingredients to customers around the world. The four founders launched a home-based business selling artisanal products from the South of France that was in 1997. In 2013, the French company relaunched the website and moved product sales to an …

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Mur de la Pest Plague Wall Provence Peste
Keith Van SickleLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

The Plague Wall of Provence – Mur de la Peste

Provence’s Plague Wall When most people hear of “the Plague,” they shudder and think of the Black Death that killed nearly a third of Europe’s population in the 1300’s. But did you know that as late as 1720 an outbreak in Provence took the lives over 100,000 people? And that …

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Vincent Van Gogh Carrieres de Lumieres Le Baux de Provence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceJulie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & Culture

Vincent Van Gogh at Carrières de Lumières

By Vaucluse Dreamer: Finally! Carrières de Lumières It’s always good to finally tick something off the list of things you have wanted to do for a while – last year it was finally getting to see the Fête du Citron (now to be an annual event for us) and yesterday …

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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2019

Spring Events in Provence Spring in Provence is absolutely lovely. As is the case with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but expect the odd rain storm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. In March and April, …

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