Pottery in #Montpellier Ateliers Saint Roch @VaucluseDreamer
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Visiting a Potter in Montpellier

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Anyone who really knows me will say I’m not really a city person. I’ve always lived in small villages or on the edge of small market towns and although I enjoy spending the odd day in a large town or city – I usually can’t …

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Cours Mirabeau #AixenProvence #Markets @aixcentric
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Changes Ahead for Aix Market

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Returning to Aix last week, it was good to see the textile market stalls back together in the Cours Mirabeau after being scattered around during the Christmas period; but further changes are afoot from June onwards and the stall holders are not happy. All three markets …

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Great raku pottery #market #Avignon @VaucluseDreamer
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

P is for Pottery Markets in Provence

Contributor blog post by  Vaucluse Dreamer: As a mother of 2 rugby-loving teenage boys I know that there is potentially a very short shelf-life for any nice pieces of pottery in our house, which is such a pity. I must admit that both my hubby and I look forward to …

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Tax Refund Provencal Souvenirs #Provence @AccessRiviera
Lifestyle: Art & CultureRebecca WhitlockeShopping & Gifts from the South of France

How to easily get a Tax Refund on your French souvenirs

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Did you know that as a tourist in France you are entitled to claim back the Value Added Tax (VAT or TVA) on purchases over €175 made in a single store? You didn’t know that? Well, luckily for you this blog post will shed …

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Vintage Parisian Cartes Postales #Broccante @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Vintage Parisian Architecture Postcards

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: I was at the Carpentras flea market a couple weeks ago and came upon this 1920s album. I couldn’t help myself when I saw that the book was being sold with postcards as well. Despite most likely paying too much, the first 3 pages …

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Savon de Marseille #Soap #Marseille #SavondeMarseille @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Savon de Marseille a Provencal Tradition

Over 600 years! Talk about a recipe that has stood the test of time. 72% vegetable oil 28% moisture content Small amounts of salt and soda ash A cauldron with the perfect amount of heat Large molds for the appropriate cure time A little Mistral to help with drying Start …

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Christmas Markets France Nice #ChristmasMarkets @FibiTee
Lifestyle: Art & CulturePhoebe ThomasShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Christmas Markets in France

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Christmas markets in France are becoming more and more popular every year and yet when many people think of Christmas markets in Europe, France probably doesn’t even spring to mind. A quick internet search will throw up plenty of suggestions for Germany and Austria, …

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Sunday Flea Market
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Puces Brocante à Carpentras – Sunday Flea Market

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker The photo is just an example of the great mix of treasures you’ll find at Carpentras. The Sunday antique market at Carpentras is my favourite weekly antique market. As you may already know, the town of Isle sur la Sorgue is the king of …

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Present Tree #Christmas #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Christmas Markets and December Events in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: December is upon us! I haven’t even begun my Christmas shopping. Oh my… The Christmas markets have already started here in Provence but now it’s getting serious. Stacks of foie gras and artian chocolates are piled high in the grocery stores, the smell of …

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Traditional Christmas #Market in Senas @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Upcoming Event: Sénas-Alsace Christmas Market

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Marché de Sénas Artisanal Provence à Alsace Every year Robin and I visit the weekend-long Christmas market that takes place in Sénas. I love this market because it’s so different than any of the others in the small towns in the Bouches du Rhône …

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