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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Porquerolles Fondation Carmignac Modern Art Porquerolles
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

This Season at Fondation Carmignac at Porquerolles

By Lynne at Aixcentric: My visit to Fondation Carmignac, the newly-opened art centre at Porquerolles, last year was by far my favourite outing of 2018. I was lucky to get there just before it closed for winter, when lots of the exhibits went back to Paris. The centre re-opened with …

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L'Art Mange l'Art
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

For MPG2019 Musée Regards de Provence Delivers Food Art

By Lynne at Aixcentric: Marseille’s super Musée Regards de Provence has been inspired by the MPG2019 Year of Gastronomy programme and is serving up two foodie exhibitions. L’Art Mange l’Art (until October 31, 2019) has a wide range of contemporary works, all food-themed; there is some witty photography (eg behind the …

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Stylish French Box Spring
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Order Now! My Stylish French Box Spring in Blue & White

Spring and Stylish Author and home décor guru Sharon Santoni is the founder of My Stylish French Box concept. This curated gift box concept was born from Santoni’s desire to share fabulous French brands and artisan creators with a large audience. For those who know Santoni, this lady has built …

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Carrières de Lumières Paris Van Gogh 1
Keith Van SickleLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Carrières de Lumières now in Paris and Provence

Carrières de Lumières Art Shows One of the most popular visitor sites in Provence is the Carrières de Lumières (Quarries of Light). It draws over half a million visitors annually. Located in the massive and interconnected rooms of an abandoned quarry next to Les Baux-de-Provence, it’s a magical sound and …

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Mary Magdalene Provence Tintoretto public domain
Keith Van SickleLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Mary Magdalene in Provence Legend or Fact

Did Mary Magdalene Live in Provence? A crippled ship bobs helplessly on a storm-tossed sea and those on board face certain death…but then a miracle occurs. Guided by the hand of God, the ship arrives safely on the shores Provence. Out steps Mary Magdalene, ready to spread The Word throughout …

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Lourmarin Shopping Provencal Linens
Caroline LongstaffeLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Lourmarin Shopping for Provencal Linens

By Caroline Longstaffe: Shopping in Lourmarin As we’ve spent increasing amounts of time in Lourmarin we’ve come to know more of the people in the village, all of whom have been warm and welcoming.  Like us, many of them are not originally from the area but similarly captivated by its’ enchantment have …

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