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History of Transhumance in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg:

If you are lucky enough to be in Provence in time for the traditional movement of sheep and livestock (spring and fall) you might catch a transhumance as the animals head to greener pastures. Although, this is really for tourists and kids now it remains something worth seeing.

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The practice of  seasonal movement of animal flocks exists from Neolithic times. As the weather began to get warmer some 4000 years ago, it became necessary to move grazing herds to higher ground to find food. Now the practice is done in a more modern day fashion with transport trucks, marching bands, festivities and crowds… Continue Reading here for more information about the development of methods of transhumance.

Watch for Julie Mautner’s spring post with the date for the transhumance in St Remy.

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride was at six-months old, her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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