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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French Fashion for Summer @bfBlogger2015
Barefoot BloggerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Irresistible French Fashion for Summer

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: A week or so ago, the Barefoot Blogger could not resist going into one of my favorite shops in Uzes, L’atelier des Ours. Yes, summer bobo chic fashions are everywhere. Lightweight pantaloons and flouncy ruffled dresses, among other irresistible things. Who could pass it …

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quartier joliette arenc docks #Marseille @Aixcentric
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

More on: Marseille Shops, Night Markets, Electric Bikes

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Starting with Marseille shops, the opening of Les Docks has been announced: 10th October. This is the long line of historical docks buildings that are opposite the new Terrasses du Port shopping centre. It’s taken 30 months to renovate the buildings and also excavate down …

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brocante #Markets #Provence @DreamyProvence
Lifestyle: Art & CultureMy Dreamy ProvenceShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Wander around the Brocante in Aix en Provence

Enjoy Jill’s wonderful photos of the market in Aix-en-Provence. You can read more about how to navigate brocantes in Provence here and see more of Jill’s wonderful photos here.

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Market stand #Markets #Provence @unxplorer
Lifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of FranceThe Unexplorer

5 Tips for Navigating any Provençal Market

One of my very favorite things to do in any city, near or far from home, is to visit the local market. There, you can find local delicacies, pick out souvenirs, and take some great photos. Provence is known for its markets. Every day of the week, one town or …

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Scarf French Accessory Provence Markets @DreamyProvence
Lifestyle: Art & CultureMy Dreamy ProvenceShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Scarf – my top French Accessory

My experiences with a scarf usually involve freezing temperatures – necessity rather than style!  Mum always says if you don’t wear a scarf on cold, damp days then you will surely catch a cold. After numerous chills and bugs I eventually added this item of clothing to my daily dress …

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Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie #Pottery @bfBlogger2013
Barefoot BloggerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Shopping Finds in San Quentin La Poterie

By Deborah No matter how many times I visit the villages near Uzes, I find something new and irresistible. My destination was San Quentin La Poterie — the home of some of the most amazing potters in all of France. This time, I did find a pottery shop Explore this Post …

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AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Sale at the Hotel de Paris

By aixcentric Lots of sales going on at the moment across France, but the most unusual must be the massive auction of items from the famous, glittering Hotel de Paris in Monaco. As part of its renovation project, they will be selling off all manner of items Explore this Post …

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collection-loft Atelier Romain Bernex #Provence #ceramics
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Gorgeous Ceramics by Artisans at Atelier Romain Bernex

In 1998, Marie Pierre and Cyrille Huyghues Despointes started Atelier Romain Bernex.  They had a common vision to open their ceramics studio. The slightly crazy concept was triggered one spring evening by the light of a glowing ceramic kiln. Marie Pierre and Cyrille brought to the project passion for creation …

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Christmas @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Christmas Ideas from Provence

By late November, the Christmas markets in Provence are in full swing. Individual cabanas decorated with festive trimmings line the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence. In a short walk, you can buy some gingerbread (pain d’épices) to go with your foie gras, stock up on a few santons for your crèche …

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