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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Christmas Fair #Marseille @Aixcentric
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

English Church Marseille: Christmas Fair

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Every year in Marseille, members of All Saints Anglican Church ‘the English Church’ work hard to get lots of seasonal items together for a Christmas Fair to raise money for building maintenance. This year it is happening on Saturday 28th November and they need your …

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Provence Market Cucuron #Cucuron #Luberon #Provence @PerfProvence
Lifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Gifts: Christmas Presents and Essential Gifts from Provence

Need some ideas for souvenirs and presents to take home? Check out Christmas Presents from Provence and kitchen essentials for an aspiring Provencal cook. Speaking of Christmas the “marchés de noël” starts up in every town and village in late November. Of course there is food, that pretty much goes …

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David & Karen TaylorLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Bustling Crowd for Antiques at l’Isle sur la Sorgue Market

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: L’Isle sur la Sorgue is not only the Venice of Provence with the river Sorgue running through the town but it is also the antiques capital of Provence with its weekly market. Last Sunday, the …Continue reading here Via:: Accommodation in Provence       

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Villages des Marques Miramas @Aixcentric
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Provence – Even More Shops in Miramas

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: When we first used to visit Provence, I really loved its lack of commercialisation. Boy is that changing! What with the ‘Allées Provencales’ in Aix which has altered the retail balance of the town, and down in Marseille, the ‘Terrasses du Port’, ‘Les Voutes’ and …

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International Art & Antiques Fair in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Fine Art and something a bit different in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: More by luck than judgement, the first Sunday of our holiday this summer happened to coincide with the final day of this year’s International Art & Antiques Fair in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue. I must admit that I’d realised the ‘happy coincidence’ a few …

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Cathedrale de la Major Marseille #Marseille #Provence @PerfProvence
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Marseille: Les Voutes de la Major

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Slowly, the shopping and eating area tucked underneath the imposing cathedrale de la Major is coming to  life.  There are 8 stores open so far, including a very large Habitat (1500m2) and a Fragonard more of which later. …Continue reading here Via:: Aixcentric       

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Linens Textiles @alabreche_annie
Annie BarkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Fabric of our Lives in Provence

I’ve always loved fabrics, their feel, the patterns of their weave or printed design, the richness of their colours, as well as their potential for being transformed into the functional or the beautiful, the mundane or the luxurious. They also have a rich and fascinating history. Stone loom weights, used …

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Marché Potier
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Aubagne Argilla Marché Potier

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Ashley of Curious Provence writes about her favourite market stand, and a trip to a huge pottery market that is held every August in Aubagne. Yesterday, I went to one of the five largest pottery markets in Europe. For the past weekend, the bi-annual …

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

Visite d’Atelier : Martine Guimet

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Last week I was welcomed into the atelier of ceramic artist Martine Guimet located in the beautiful hilltop village of St-Saturnin-les-Apt. I must say that I am quite in love with her work. Martine makes plaques, tabletops and sundials out of lava stone from …

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