War Memorial Provence Vaucluse
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshProvencal History & Traditions

A War Memorial amongst the Lavender Fields in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Back in the Summer we spent some time exploring the pretty village of Simiane-La-Rotonde, a few miles away from us in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence. Whilst we were there we noticed the names of five (5) English Airmen had been added …

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Bastide Soap Aix-en-Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Made in France Bastide Soap Aix en Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Arts de la Table, Bastide We are blessed here in Provence to have the best ingredients when it comes to producing scents (and eating!). Grasse is the perfume capital of the world; not surprising considering the endless fields of lavender, roses, fruit blossom and wild …

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Peter Mayle Author Illustration by Alexandra Manfull
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureProvence WineZine

Provence Loses One of Its Biggest Fans: Peter Mayle Dies at Age 78

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Peter Mayle, the British advertising executive and author of children’s books turned internationally-renowned author of books set in Provence, passed away early Thursday morning in a hospital in Provence. I learned that he was not well when I was in Provence this past summer, but …

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Surviving Provence Book Barbara Farber
AixcentricBooks on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Surviving Provence a New Book on Life in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Surviving Provence is a humorous account of the people (and animals) who share author Barbara Farber’s daily life in the South of France. It is a far cry, she explains, from an ode to lavender and sunflowers. She writes: “Although my husband and I were both …

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Follies
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Buy Tickets to ‘Follies’ – London Theatre Show Broadcast Direct to Aix

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: On Sunday, January 21, 2:30 at the Renaissance Hotel, there will be a broadcast of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Follies’. The production had terrific reviews when it showed at London’s National Theatre. Here is a short video trailer of the show: “Setting the Stage”: It’s New York, 1971. There’s a …

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Rosé: Understanding the pink wine revolution’
Books on ProvenceElizabeth GabayLifestyle: Art & Culture

New Wine Book! Behind the Scenes of ‘Rosé: Understanding the pink wine revolution’

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: So excited! After a year of rosé discovery, my book Rosé: Understanding the pink wine revolution, part of the Classic Wine Library, is out and will be available from 15 January. Back in October 2016, when first discussing the idea of writing a book …

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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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Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo troupe-acrobatique-de-shanghai-numero-dequilibristes
Lifestyle: Art & CultureRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Join the Circus! 42nd Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: The Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo is a yearly circus festival hosted under the Chapiteau (big top) at Espace Fontvieille in Monaco. This year, it will run from 18 to 28 January 2018. What To Expect The Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo is …

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Vincent Van Gogh’s St Remy Statue
Artists Inspired by ProvenceBarefoot BloggerLifestyle: Art & Culture

On Vincent Van Gogh’s Trail in Provence

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Now that I’ve seen the movie “Loving Van Gogh” — in French no less, with no subtitles — I’m remembering my first visit to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. I started my quest for Vincent Van Gogh’s trail in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence early on a beautiful, sunny morning. Temperatures were in the …

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Understanding Rosé Elizabeth Gabay
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureProvence WineZine

Understanding Rosé a New Book by Elizabeth Gabay

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Alexis Lichine famously said, “If you want to learn about wine, buy a corkscrew and use it.” Elizabeth Gabay MW, being a fixture in the Provence rosé scene for well over a decade, has opened many bottles of pink wine since moving from the United …

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