Garden Abbaye de Valsaintes
French Decor & GardensJulie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & Culture

The Remarkable Garden at Abbaye de Valsaintes is a Must Visit

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I have always loved gardens, although I have to admit to not being a great gardener myself. A summer garden with deep herbaceous borders, filled with the scent and colour of roses is always a delight and we have some delightful ones around us in …

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Château de Bourgane
David & Karen TaylorFrench Decor & GardensLifestyle: Art & Culture

Discovering Château de Bourgane Near Apt

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Despite living here in Provence for over ten years we continue to make great discoveries! Château de Bourgane is on the road leading from Apt to Saint Saturnin Les Apt. The Chateau dates to 1775 and was probably one of the most important houses in …

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Jardins d’Albertas Bouc-Bel-Air Provence
French Decor & GardensGinger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & Culture

The Jardins d’Albertas of Bouc-Bel-Air and Casanova’s Visit in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Whether fiction or not, Nutmeg thinks it is appropriate that Casanova the infamous Venetian writer, gambler and reputed womanizer is weaved into the history of les Jardins d’Albertas. This garden, owned by the Albertas family, is located just a few minutes outside of Aix-en-Provence in the …

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Sentiers de L’Abondance
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensLifestyle: Art & Culture

Why Visit Les Sentiers de L’Abondance a Special Garden Project in Eygalieres

On a hot July afternoon, Girl Gone Gallic and I set out to discover Provence’s pathways of abundance. The inspiration for the name of this property came from a book by French author and garden lover Adrienne Cazeilles. Les Sentiers de L’Abondance is the name of a unique garden located …

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La Louve Garden Jardin Remarkable Bonnieux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensLifestyle: Art & Culture

La Louve a Remarkable Garden and Green Oasis in Bonnieux

It rains a lot in Normandy. So, two residents of northern France to deciding to spend their retirement years in Provence would hardly be considered unusual. Sylvie and Pascal Verger were searching for a village house with a garden for their relocation from Honfleur. However, the trigger for their real …

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A New French Riviera Garden Festival
AixcentricFrench Decor & GardensLifestyle: Art & Culture

A New French Riviera Garden Festival

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The ‘Festival des Jardins de la Cote d’Azur’ looks to be an interesting new venture. It runs every day from 1st April to 1st May in Nice, Cannes, Grasse, Antibes and Menton. There are two sections to this festival. The first will be 10 gardens specially …

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Iris Jardin de l’Achimiste #Gardens #Provence @PerfProvence
French Decor & GardensGinger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & Culture

Jardin de l’Achimiste in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ginger and Nutmeg: In a green maze – that is how your journey starts. Wandering aimlessly through the hedge circuit your footsteps form the letters, as your shoulders rub against the thick shrubbery. The characters spell Bereishit the first word of the Torah, a Hebrew word …

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Lou Messugo November garden @FibiTee
French Decor & GardensLifestyle: Art & CulturePhoebe Thomas

Colourful autumn garden in Provence

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: We are experiencing the most wonderful autumn in the South of France.  For several weeks now the mercury has been hitting the 20s, with a high of 28°c last week!  November is often lovely on the French Riviera but these temperatures are even higher …

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Welcome shade Garden Couleur Garance #Lauris #Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensLifestyle: Art & Culture

A Flower Filled Visit to a Remarkable Garden in Lauris

Tethered to a cliff edge overlooking the Durance River and the plains of the Luberon you will find a unique garden in the hilltop village of Lauris. This garden envisioned and operated by Couleur Garance is located on what were the terraces of the 18th century Chateau de Lauris. Jardin …

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Val Joanis Remarkable #Gardens #Provence
French Decor & GardensLifestyle: Art & Culture

Remarkable Gardens – Jardins Remarquable in France

The Jardin Remarquable label was created in 2003 to celebrate the incredible gardens of France. Meeting strict criteria these gardens are an amazing treat to visit, even for non-gardeners. Read about Ginger and Nutmeg’s first hand experience visiting one of Provence’s Jardin Remarquable gardens here: Remarkable Gardens – Jardin Remarquable in France, …

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