Mas d'Augustine Luxury B&B Expat Life Flowers in Bloom
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Expat Life in France and the Opportunity to Run a Luxury B&B

Relocating to the South of France is often a lifestyle choice, for those seeking a milder climate and slower pace of life. However, it is not every couple who willingly choose to spend their semi-retirement years managing a boutique, 5-bedroom B&B in a new country. In December 2010, Jane and …

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Sophie’s Travel in Provence Explores the Authentic Mediterranean Lifestyle

Combining Passions into Work Born in Provence, Sophie Bergeron is bilingual (English and French) and fully conversant in the realm of local wines. Her technical studies at Université de Vin in Suze la Rousse and the WSET certification transitioned into work at several Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards, including Domaine de la Janasse. In 2016, …

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How are you Going to Experience Provence? Be our Guest

It would be difficult to call Emily Durand an expat at this stage. After living in the South of France for more than two decades, Emily is wholly immersed in the region with her family. Once the kids reached school age, she decided it was her time to launch a …

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Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in Provence

Three Very Good Reasons to Visit Orange, France

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Not everyone who goes to Provence makes a stop in Orange, France. I’m not sure why because it’s not that far from popular places like Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Plus, it’s an extraordinary place to visit. I’ve been to visit Orange, France three times now. For …

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Pork Chops Gratinee Recipe
David Scott AllenMain CoursePorkProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pork Chops Gratinée Recipe Inspired by Cabbage Soup

I posted one of my favorite recipes for a Baked Cabbage Soup; it is an addictive combination of pancetta, bread, cabbage, and cheese. More recently, Susan (from the Provence WineZine) shared a recipe for Pork Chops Gratinée, which really reminded me of the soup.

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Vineyard View Lirac Loccasion
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Tasting: Sampling the Good Wines of Lirac

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Last fall I spent some time with winemakers in Lirac, a cru located across the Rhône River from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. I covered a significant conversation with Rodolphe de Pins, winemaker at Château de Montfaucon and Co-President of Lirac AOP. …Continue reading here for Jill’s account of …

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Cairanne views and wine tasting @OurhouseinProvence
Our House in ProvenceRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Visit Cairanne for lunch at Le Tourne au Verre Restaurant

Contributor blog post by Michel: As I have told you previously, we were in Sablet last fall with our Michigan friends Steve and Mary. The wines of Cairanne have recently been elevated to cru status—placing them in the same category as those of Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (though they cost far …

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Bespoke Wine Tour Provence Your Private Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Calling Wine Lovers! Join a Bespoke Wine Tour in Provence in September

Has Provence been on your travel bucket list for a while? Or, are you already a Provence fan looking for an experience away from the major tourist sights? Emily Durand, the founder of Your Private Provence, has created a wine-focused experience for an intimate group this September. Durand is an …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Getting to Know Rhone Valley Wine and Food with Travel in Provence

Sophie Bergeron began developing her palette early on, at four years old, when her grandfather first introduced her to wine tasting. Sophie’s grandfather ran a vineyard in Algeria before immigrating to France in 1962; she tell us that “He loved the grape concentrations in Mediterranean style wines.” It seems that …

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Hotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Château de Mazan Rich in Provencal Style

Nestled in the heart of Provence, you will find a true Hidden Gem – Château de Mazan. The former residence of the Marquis de Sade, an 18th Century French aristocrat, politician and writer who was infamous for his outrageous, libertine lifestyle, this stunning Château is an ideal destination for a relaxing …

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