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What’s On October Events in Provence 2018

By Ashley Tinker:

October in Provence

The grapes have been picked and now the nets have been placed at the bottom of the olive trees ready for this year’s harvest.

The bright green traditional Alpilles olives vertes cassées have appeared in the markets and every store. Even olives are seasonal in Provence. Also in season, plums of all kinds, pears, chestnuts, still delicious tomatoes, figs, and almonds just off the tree.

In October, we celebrate the arrival of squash and the beginning of the soup season. The weekly markets are slowing down, but there’s still plenty to see and do in Provence. If it’s a sunny day, temperatures can easily get up to the high 20’s so if you’re visiting, bring attire for all eventualities.

…Continue reading here for Ashley’s list of October events in Provence. There is an art and music festival in Eygalières, with new programs each weekend. St Remy de Provence celebrates their local artists too. Lauris, Rians, Collobrières and Saint Trinit have festivals to tribute courge (pumpkin), mushrooms, Chestnut and other produce from the autumn harvest. Enjoy the season!

While you are in Lauris, make sure to visit this remarkable garden.

Fall Recipes from Provence:

Marinated Mushroom and Roast Pumpkin Salad created by Mirabeau Wine

Herb-Roasted Turkey in an Hour by David @ Cocoa&Lavender

Squid Ink Pasta with Squid from the culinary pros at Cook’n with Class

Fall Desert Quince Puff Pastry Tarts with Roasted Pecans and Vanilla Sauce from the Mirabeau Wine kitchen.

Contributor blog post by Curious Provence

      

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Ashley Tinker

Ashley Tinker

Ashley was born and raised in Montréal, Canada. She has always been drawn to the history, way of life and beauty of Europe. Her feelings for Europe were reconfirmed while studying art in Florence, Italy. Ashley says that stone buildings, colourful shutters and terra cotta tile rooftops fill her dreams and now her days.

Ashley moved to Provence in 2014 with her partner Robin (he also shares her Francophile passions). They are in search of the French joie de vivre, which they find at every turn in the local markets and natural beauty of Provence. This couple are indulging in local olives and wine as the Provencal sunshine changes craggy rocks into things of beauty.

You can see all of Ashley's blog posts on Curious Provence.

Take a look at Ashley's beautiful fine art photography on her Photographer in Provence website.

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