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Guide to the Villages of Provence Verdon

Explore the Var The Var is a large geographical and administrative department in Provence. It includes varied terrain from seaside towns to the Îles d’Hyères Archipelago (including Porquerolles) to France’s Grand Canyon – the Gorges de Verdon. From the Mediterranean to the foothills of the Southern Alps, this region offers …

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Artisan Creators in Provence Lavender Wands
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4 Artisan Creators Worth Visiting in Provence

One of the joys of visiting Provence is visiting local artisans and learning about ancient crafts, still practiced and relevant today. Lavender Wands In Les Baux de Provence, Elsa Lenthal has reignited the age-old art of “fuseaux de lavandes” (lavender wands). Perhaps because replicating an old-fashioned fuseau de lavande is …

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Provencal Pottery Visit Caromb Village Entrance
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For Provencal Pottery Visit Caromb a Village in the Vaucluse

The village of Caromb in the Vaucluse is a place you pass through on your way to somewhere else. Caromb has a quiet mystique, and like many Provençal villages, it is bathed in the dappled light of ancient plane trees. According to local legends, Caromb was once the haven of …

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The Auto Trip Through Provence

Just imagine the sensation of enjoying a leisurely holiday in the French countryside. Serpent roads, the scent of lavender, small villages with colourful markets of local products, driving your car with nowhere to rush. We have prepared a small program of road trips in Provence for you; we have not …

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Shop: Our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide from Provence
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Shop: Our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide from Provence

2022 Holiday Gift Guide As December approaches, the countdown is on for holiday shopping. Discover our Holiday Gift Guide (2022) and Our Provencal Marketplace with products for the home (table, kitchen, and décor). In addition, we invite you to browse the selection of our favourite time-tested creations made with traditional …

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Our Top Touring Ideas for the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is nature’s patchwork quilt featuring mountains, gorges, rolling valleys, lavender fields and pockets of remote villages and busy towns. The Durance River plays an essential role in this department that features high mountain peaks of the Alps and the lower alpine foothills with remote villages. While there are other …

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Visitor Guide Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is nature’s patchwork quilt featuring mountains, gorges, rolling valleys, lavender fields and pockets of remote villages and busy towns. The Durance River plays an essential role in this department that features high mountain peaks of the Alps and the lower alpine foothills with remote villages. While there are other …

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Holiday Gift Guide Provence 2021
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2021 Holiday Gift Guide from Provence

Holiday Gift Guide It’s that time of year. The countdown is on for holiday shopping, and the thought of parking at a mall is frightening. Who needs it?! Discover our Holiday Gift Guide with products for the Home (table, kitchen and décor). We invite you to browse the selection of …

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Tables and Tastes of Provence Recipe Index
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Top-quality Restaurants on the French Riviera and Beyond

The following list of top restaurants on or near the French Riviera is not extensive, and these are not all Michelin-starred, but they are all exceptional. Book a table! Restaurants and Michelin Stars The first Guide Michelin appeared in 1900 when bicycles greatly outnumbered cars on the French roads. It …

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Some of the Plus Beaux Villages de France

France is full of enchanting villages, and among the approximately 30,000 communes, there are undoubtedly thousands of beautiful ones. However, officially there are exactly 159 Plus Beaux Villages de France – 159 most beautiful villages of all. But how can there be such a precise figure? Easy! This is not …

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