Remarkable Mediterranean Gardens Coast Nice Public Gardens
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Remarkable Mediterranean Gardens of the French Riviera

Remarkable French Gardens If you need another reason to head to the Mediterranean coast, there are 14 gardens registered as Jardins remarquable (Remarkable Gardens) near the Côte d’Azur. Visit any one of these verdant paradises created by gardening enthusiasts and get lost in the beautiful scenery. Spread along the coastline …

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Un Automne en Pays de Fayence
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Un Automne en Pays de Fayence Captures the Heart of Provence

With non-essential travel to France restricted due to Covid-19, soulmates Catherine Karnow (National Geographic photographer) and Gilles Portaz (geography and history professor) spent a year apart. Finally, thanks to the “love visa,” a compassionate entry permit for non-married couples, they were reunited in Provence in November 2020. They got reacquainted …

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Villefranche-sur-Mer French Coast Living
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Villefranche-sur-Mer the best of French Coast Lifestyle

Shelley and Riccardo are both Americans who have lived in Villefranche-sur-Mer for 21 years. They initially arrived in this charming seaside town to visit a friend, then returned for an extended stay and decided that they never wanted to leave the French Riviera. In 2004, they launched a holiday apartment …

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Charming Reillanne Luberon Village
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Charming Reillanne a Luberon Village to Visit

Martine and George Greenlee arrived in Provence for a one-year trial – several years ago! It took time to decide that Reillanne, in the Luberon Valley, was the place that they wanted to live. Reillanne ticked all the boxes, and they bought a home in 2016 – it’s close to …

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Great Hiking Luberon
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

There is Great Hiking in the Luberon

This last week, I have been out every day, walking with Millie. Not just a little amble along the lane or up the trails at the back of the house, but good, long walks, exploring some favourite tracks and finding some new ones too. Although the physiotherapist has said that …

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Spring Dinner Menu Paris French Menu 2021
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

A Spring Dinner Menu from Paris Part-Time

Chef, author, and part-time resident of Paris, Lisa Baker Morgan agreed to curate our Spring Menu. She brings together three (3) recipes that celebrate the best of spring flavours, including asparagus, morels and strawberries. Start your evening with a cocktail, perhaps a glass of French champagne or one of these …

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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2021

Spring Events in Provence Spring in Provence is lovely. As is the case with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but expect the odd rainstorm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. In March and April, expect to …

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Provencal Lamb Daube Gedda
François de MélogueLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Provencal Lamb Daube Inspired by Gui Gedda

Learning to cook traditional Provencal dishes with the legendary Gui Gedda is no exception. If you are lucky enough to find a copy of his culinary masterpiece Cooking School Provence you will glean wonders from the man that chefs around the world refer to as the Pope or Marcel Pagnol …

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White Bean Soup Recipe Winter Warmer
Petra CarterProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

White Bean Soup a Recipe to Warm You Up

Soup is a great addition or centrepiece for a meal in any season, but it’s an excellent way to warm up on a cool day. The French have been perfecting soups for centuries, creating dishes that range from rich stews to subtle, savoury medleys. Beans are an inexpensive but nutritious …

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Stuffed Aubergine Eggplant Zucchini Tomatoes
Main CourseProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTasteVegetarian

Stuffed Zucchini and Baked Tomatoes for Vegetarians

It is common to find petits farcis, stuffed vegetables, on menus in Provence during the fall and winter months. Residents of Nice claim this dish as a local creation, part of the traditional Niçoise culinary repertoire. My versions of stuffed zucchini and baked tomatoes are suitable for vegetarian diets. These …

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