Les Chorégies d'Orange opera orchestra
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Les Chorégies d’Orange Opera in a Roman Theatre

Les Chorégies d’Orange opera starts late, as the summer sun is setting, allowing the heat of the day to dissipate. With the night sky advancing the audience in the old Roman theatre – Théâtre Antique d’Orange – is filled with anticipation of a spectacular production. Orange, a Roman Town Today, …

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Edith Wharton's French Riviera Book Review
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

A Book to Read Edith Wharton’s French Riviera

The following is my review of Edith Wharton’s French Riviera, by Philippe Collas and Eric Villedary, and translated from the French by Susan Pickford.  The French title of the book was La Côte d’Azur au Temps d’Edith Wharton. Flammarion, Paris 2002. French Riviera Images When one dreams of Provence and …

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Provencal Fabrics Easy EntertainingCotton rectangular-tablecloths
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Provencal Fabrics for Easy Summer Entertaining

Provencal Fabrics on Sale! Hot summer days and warm evenings beg for hassle-free entertaining – picnics, garden parties. Table settings to match the season makes outdoor dining easy. Today bright, cotton Provencal prints mirror images of the region; the cigale (cicada), lavender, sunflowers, and olives. Until July 31st, Remember Provence …

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New Patricia Sands Book A Season of Surprises at Villa des Violettes
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

New Patricia Sands Book: A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes

Just Published It was a pleasure to read an advance copy of A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes, the latest book by Patricia Sands. This novella is the second in a series about Katherine (Kat) and Philippe’s new home (Villa des Violettes), and soon to be Bed …

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Summer Music Festivals Riviera Coted'Azur
Lifestyle: Art & CulturePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Top 8 Summer Music Festivals on the French Riviera

By Phoebe Thomas: Summer Music Festivals The Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) is famous the world over for its hedonistic lifestyle, beautiful coast and dramatic landscape, glamorous cities and a fabulous climate. So what better place than this to enjoy magical outdoor summer music festivals? And we have them in abundance …

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Movies St Remy Provence Cine Palace
Keith Van SickleLifestyle: Art & Culture

Going to the Movies in St Remy de Provence

Let’s say you are staying in St-Remy-de-Provence and expecting beautiful weather, only to discover that it’s raining buckets. Or maybe it’s one of those days that is just so hot you can’t move. What to do? Here’s an idea—go to the movies! Movies in St Rémy Yes, there’s a nice …

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Summer Avignon Off Festival
Guest PostLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Summer Fun in Avignon at the OFF Festival

This article by Lucie Pierron was originally published on the French Quarter Magazine. Avignon’s OFF Festival The unofficial festival, known as the “OFF,” takes place all over the city and in the surrounding villages in July annually. The streets of Avignon during the festival are in full swing. One cannot …

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French Decor Secrets Bedrooms
French Decor & GardensGuest PostLifestyle: Art & Culture

French Decor: All the Designing Secrets You Need to Know

French decor is all about effortless elegance. It’s bold, sophisticated, and chic. It’s also often a combination of old and new trends. NellyRodi director of consumer trends and insights Vincent Gregoire believes there is a renewed curiosity about the French style. So if you are curious about French decor here …

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Understanding Provencal Ceramics Vallauris Pottery Sgrafitte Technique
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Understanding Provencal Ceramics and Pottery a Guide

The following article is a re-post of the original from online retailer Remember Provence. Owner Marie-Helene Beroit put together the following reference guide for understanding the primary differences between Provencal ceramics and pottery. Origins of Ceramics Are ceramics and pottery interchangeable? The word ceramics comes from the Greek “keramos,” which …

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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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