Flowers on cycle route @VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

Luberon Cycle: Cherries, Lavender and Roussillon Ochres

After a couple of busy days settling back into the house and getting on top of a few things I needed to do, I decided to get back out on the bike this morning. I had an appointment with my neighbour to pop to the Recycling Centre (furniture hunting) at 2 …

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Roussillon Red Cliffs
Barefoot BloggerExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Roussillon: For Art and Authors

By Deborah The red hills of Roussillon appear seemingly from nowhere as you ride along the winding road of the Luberon. Once you see it clearly, you know this tiny village is special. “How is it possible that so much red is in one place?” you say to yourself. The …

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Love Lavender and Provence
ExplorePaula Kane

In Love with Lavender and Provence

I’ve only been in Provence once during lavender season. It was many years ago when everything in the region was new to me and I was much less adventurous. As a result, I didn’t see much lavender and have regretted it ever since. This year I wanted to be here …

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Book An Escape to Provence
Books on ProvenceGuest PostInspire

An Escape To Provence is a Love Letter to Provence

Sophie Claire just published her latest novel, An Escape To Provence. Her writing features uplifting emotional stories with their heart in Provence, where she spent her childhood summers. Half French, half Scottish, Sophie Claire was born in Africa and grew up in England. She felt she didn’t belong anywhere – …

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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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Summer Menu 2022 Lead Photo
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

French Summer Menu Try A Taste of le Sud with Friends

Our 2022 summer menu comes from Emma Kershaw, who lives in the South of France near the Spanish border. Start the evening with a savoury octopus pie from Sète, followed by a chilled soup, then the Catalan variation of fish stew and a sweet fruit finish. In June 2016, several …

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Tomato Gazpacho Soup Recipe
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

Perfect for Summer Chilled Tomato Gazpacho Soup Recipe

Since 2010, the Kershaw family, Emma, her husband Chris and their son Louis have lived in the Languedoc-Roussillon. The family settled in the Corbières wine region, one of the largest AOCs in this part of France. Passionate about gastronomy and terroir they chose the foothills of the Pyrenees to establish …

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Why Visit Aigues-Mortes
ExploreOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Why Visit Aigues-Mortes the Old Mediterranean Port

It had been quite a few years since we visited Aigues-Mortes, so when cousin Jean-Marc suggested we go somewhere on the sea, I suggested we go there. I still recall the first time we went to Aigues-Mortes, years before buying our house in Sablet, with Tante Edith, Jean-Marc’s mother. Aigues-Mortes …

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Mont Sainte-Victoire Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Mont Sainte-Victoire Celebrate and Revered in Provence

The massif looks like a fortified stone ridge or a sharp triangle pointing to the sky, depending on how you approach Mont Sainte-Victoire. Regardless of the time of day or season, the only certainty is that the mountain, located on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence, never looks the same twice. Artists …

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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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