One Sip at a Time Book by Keith Van Sickle
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Learning to Speak French One Sip at a Time Book Review

Expat living is not for the faint of heart. Surrounded by a new environment, comfortable routines are gone, and even mundane daily tasks require extra consideration and effort. Where to grocery shop? What are the best schools? What about health care? Add a foreign language and different cultural norms to …

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Provencal Ratatouille Tastes Provence
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Ratatouille the French Laundry Way

A breathtaking display of deliciousness that could rival any of the old French Masters. This variation of Ratatouille speaks for itself. Artistically arranged tomatoes, peppers and eggplant bond together for a wonderful taste sensation topped with a refreshing vinaigrette followed by a drizzle of rich crema balsamica.

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Photography by Ashley Tinker @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerInspire: Art & CulturePhotographers in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Fine Art Photography Exhibition Ashley Tinker

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: I’m originally a fine art photographer. Black and white film is my weapon of choice. Café de la Place in Saint Remy de Provence will be holding a vernissage with some of my prints on Thursday, July 7th. If you’re in the area, don’t …

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Les Baux Views de Provence
Ginger and Nutmeg

5 Provencal Myths

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: When Ginger and Nutmeg first ventured to Provence they felt prepared for the adventure. After all, it was not their first trip to France, they had previously biked in the region, and they had read Peter Mayle’s books – so they were confident in their …

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Vaqueyras Wine #RhoneValleyWines @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

True Love Brings A New Wine Love

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: This article was part of Jill’s #12daysofwine series. …Vaqueyras… The first of my great Vaqueyras bottles was served to me and my husband on a rainy spring evening in the lounge at the divinely cultivated Château des Alpilles in St. Remy-de-Provence. It’s my deep …

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Butterfly at le Chene @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExplore: Travel in Provence

Butterfly spotting at Le Chene

Contributor blog post by David Taylor Thank you to our guest at Le Chene, Jeremy Birkett who took this picture last week whilst staying and enjoying the Lavender in the garden. The ‘Scarce Swallowtail’ is in fact quite common in central and southern Europe. The name ‘Scarce’ is the result …

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Course Pédestre DI QUIEU BLANC #Eygalieres
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Eygalieres Course Di Quieu Blanc

Eygalieres is a Provencal postcard-perfect village in the heart of the Parc Naturel des Alpilles. To get a flavour for the town read why Eygalieres is always worth a visit. Alternatively, meet some of the residents like local DJ Manolo-J who is getting the party started, Sabrina who is sharing a …

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Eygalieres Sunset #Eygalieres #Provence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Eygalières is Always worth a Visit

Maybe the panhandlers should have headed to Provence instead of California! Gold appears to be easy to come by under sunny Provencal skies, according to real estate agents who gush about the chic Cote d’Azur, the star-studded Var and Peter Mayle’s gold-dusted Luberon. The village of Eygalières has the geographic …

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Montmajour Abbey #Provence #Montmajour @PerfectlyProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Is Abbey of Montmajour Worth a Visit

It would be easy enough to skip the Abbey of Montmajour as you are rushing to Arles for a Feria du Riz or for lunch in St Remy on a lively terrace. Don’t skip by – it is magical!

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