Lavender Fields in Provence
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Hunting for Lavender Fields in Provence

As I told you in my previous post about my favourite things in Provence, one of them is finding purple fields of lavender under a brilliant blue summer sky. So, of course, our first outing after arriving back in Sablet after our long absence due to the pandemic was to …

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Silk Art Exhibition in Ménerbes
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Silk Art Exhibition in Ménerbes this Summer

Until the end of September, La Vie en Soie II is an installation of textile creations by artist Joanna Staniszkis in Ménerbes. Located in Hotel de Tingry on Rue Cornille, next to the historic Dora Maar House, the exhibition includes recent works by Staniszkis, a Canadian who has lived in …

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Uzes market day close to Avignon
ExploreRenata HaidleVillages Towns and Cities

Great Day Trips from Avignon in 2-Hours or less

If you are here because you have already read about my brief visit to Avignon, you probably recall that I spent a few days there last fall – my first trip back to France after 22 months of absence and my first visit to this wonderful city. Picking up the …

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Pont du Gard Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

How to Spend a Week Touring Provence from Apt

After living in Provence for a few years and running holiday rental apartments in the heart of Apt, Jen and Chris Mallon continue their exploration of the region. They are wonderful hosts and always happy to help guests with ideas for sightseeing, avoiding the crowds, and some of their favourite …

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Beautiful Saignon a Village in the Luberon
ExploreJane DunningVillages Towns and Cities

Beautiful Saignon a Village Perched Above Apt in the Luberon

There are many beautiful villages in the Luberon – Gordes, Ménerbes, Roussillon and Bonnieux to name but a few. I think Saignon is one to add to your list to visit. It’s just above the town of Apt so you could perhaps head to its wonderful market on a Saturday …

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OohProvence Multi-day Tours guests
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Discover the Best of Provence with OohProvence Multi-day Tours

Provence has it all: vineyards, lavender fields, ancient Roman cities, and hilltop villages. But with so much choice, it’s hard to know where to begin. So, whether this is your first time in the South of France or not, why not let someone else take care of the logistics? Christopher …

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Bonnieux
ExplorePaul ShawcrossRoad Trips South of France

How to Spend 2 Days Driving Around the Idyllic Luberon

Mountains, Old Abbeys, Pretty Villages and a Roman Bridge The Luberon in the Vaucluse boasts many charming villages, four of which are classified as Plus Beaux Villages. Moreover, there are wooded hills with plenty of good walking, great markets, excellent restaurants and a producer of quality wines—all in this relatively unspoiled …

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SCAD Art Design Lacoste
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireJulie Whitmarsh

SCAD Discovering Art and Design in Lacoste

From time to time, you see something that makes you reconsider some of the decisions you’ve made in life, and a recent visit to the SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) campus at Lacoste, was one of those moments. It was the first stop on our day with the …

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Cycling and a Fig and Almond Cake
Cakes & CookiesDessertJulie WhitmarshProvencal RecipesTaste

A Sweet Fig and Almond Cake

Life here is never boring, and sometimes, even the simplest of things takes a twist, which leaves us wondering how we manage to get through a day without some disaster, or another. However, the sweet reward of a fig and almond cake makes everything better. On Saturday, we headed out …

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Painting Workshops Provence Tessa Baker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Get Creative in Provence Painting Holidays

It’s incredible how the energy in someone’s words radiates positivity. Reading Tessa Baker’s newsletter about her 2022 painting holidays in Provence, Antigua and the Cinque Terre, I felt like life is finally returning to “normal.”  We connected via Zoom to talk about her new creative projects, including an online course …

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