Flower Farm Ferme Fleurie
French Decor & GardensLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of FranceThe Provence Post

Provence Blooms: Fresh From the Flower Farm Near You

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: There’s no shortage of beautiful flowers in Provence…or places to buy them. Just about every outdoor market has a vendor selling brilliant blooms at reasonable prices. But there’s something very special about buying them at the farm where they were grown  …Continue reading here for …

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French Fashion Stripes Marine Shirts French Sailor's shirts
Girl Gone GallicLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

French Fashion What’s Up with Those Blue and White Stripes

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Friday Fun Facts – La Marinière Did you know? Those blue and white stripes found on the iconic French Sailor’s shirts known as “la Marinière” follow very strict laws. The French Sailor’s shirt composition MUST follow these exacting rules: “The body is to …

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Visit Isle sur la Sorgue Brocante
Ginger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Visit Isle sur la Sorgue for a Touch of Venice in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Most people (read tourists) go to l’Isle sur la Sorgue for one of two reasons: The Sunday market – one of the largest in the region The 300+ antique stores and dealers Very few would go because they were expecting Venice in Provence. Ginger and …

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Prints of Provence cotton fabric Markets
Lifestyle: Art & CultureMargo LestzShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Discover the History of the Prints of Provence: “Les Indiennes”

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: How could a fabric that originated in India, was copied by Armenians, and outlawed in France become a symbol of Provence? The kaleidoscope of cotton fabrics that punctuate the Provençal markets today, just seem to shout “southern France.” They are decorated with cicadas, olives, …

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Winter view of Mt Ventoux @Vauclusedreamer
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Sunday Morning Brocante Flea Market in Carpentras

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that one of the things I love most about France is the chance to spend the weekends pottering round some of the fabulous local ‘brocante’ markets. In the Summer, the weekends pass by …

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Winter Grey skies in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

A Saturday Drive across the Rhone for Brocante Markets

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Not every day starts with blue skies & sunshine in Provence and Saturday was one of those days! When we woke, the rain was drumming on the roof and the whole place just looked soggy, so any thoughts of a bike ride went out of …

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Fashion Sales in France
Girl Gone GallicLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Living in France It’s Shopping Time – C’est Les Soldes!

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Friday Fun Facts: Did you know this about France? For a period of six weeks in the winter and again in spring, France’s retailers put their lingering unsold stock on sale for the savvy to pick up at serious discounts. From Wednesday January …

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French Brocante @Bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

What’s So Special About French Brocantes?

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Tell me there’s a brocante nearby and I’m there! If I start off another blog post with “one of my favorite things,” please excuse me. It’s just that it’s so hard for me to contain myself when describing some of the fun things to …

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The Santons in Provence @OurHouseinProvence
Lifestyle: Art & CultureOur House in ProvenceShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Tis the season for Santons in Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: You know I love santons, the hand-made clay figurines that depict the colorful people, traditional trades, activities and costumes of Provence. In Provence, they are set out at Christmas in a Provençal crèche (nativity scene). …Continue reading here for Michel’s description of these tiny clay figures …

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Vide Greniers @VaucluseDreamer
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Sunday Morning Antiques Hunting in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: If Saturday is a day for the local market then Sunday has become a day to spend the morning pottering around a local Brocante market or village ‘Vide Greniers’ event. In the summer, we often found that we had to make a choice between …

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