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Carrieres de Lumieres: 2015 Show

By aixcentric What a wonderful subject for next year’s show at the Carrieres de Lumieres. ‘Leonardo de Vinci, Michel-Ange, Raphael: Les Géants de la Renaissance’ takes the visitor on a journey starting in Milan. It then goes to Florence where Raphael and Leonardo were painting portraits and Madonnas, then to …

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Alpilles Escapade Car Rally
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreRoad Trips South of FranceVillages Towns and Cities

Alpilles Escapade Car Rally Discovery of this Beautiful Part of Provence

A large group of friends were visiting us in Provence in September. Our dilemma was introducing the first-timers to the highlights of the Alpilles and keeping everyone else interested in discovering some (new to them) hidden gems of the region. After some back-and-forth, we created a car rally itinerary that …

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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

2024 Spring Events in Provence What’s Happening This Year

Spring Events in Provence Provence is lovely in the Springtime. As with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but you should expect an odd rainstorm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. The apple, pear, apricot, cherry, and …

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Photo Show in Les Baux
AixcentricInspirePhotographers in Provence

Photo Show in Les Baux de Provence this Year

This year there is another terrific photo exhibition at the Musée Yves Brayer in Les Baux de Provence. Le temps retrouvé showcases 50 works of celebrated photographer Robert Doisneau, so well-loved for his shots of street life, children, working people, the everyday and ordinary.  Throughout his long career (b Gentilly …

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Les Baux de Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireProvencal History & Traditions

8 Châteaux Castles of Provence to Visit

Perched on hilltops throughout the region, the castles of Provence are intriguing. These seemingly impenetrable fortresses have stone foundations and ramparts for defensive purposes. Reflective of turbulent periods in French history, many of the châteaux in southern France were built on summits maximising the ability to anticipate enemy approach. Today, …

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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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St Remy de Provence Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Les Baux de Provence Perched High in the Alpilles

Fortifications have long existed in the Alpilles because the cliffs and rocky outcroppings made for perfect defensive positions. Plus, the high places make it easy to spot signs of danger. Unfortunately, these fortifications were built of wood or earth for much of human history, so little or no trace remains …

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Fun Things St Rémy de Provence
ExploreKeith Van SickleLocals Travel Tips

A Dozen Ideas for Your Stay in St-Rémy

St-Rémy-de-Provence is one of the most charming towns in Provence. It’s a great place to spend a few days nestled at the foot of the Alpilles Mountains and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Here are some fun things you can do while you’re there. Walk in the Footsteps of …

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Market strawberries Spend Day St-Rémy-de-Provence Market
ExploreKeith Van SickleVillages Towns and Cities

How to Spend a Day in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Lucky you, you’re coming to St-Rémy-de-Provence! But you only have one day to see the sights—what should you do? I’m here to help! My wife and I live part of the year in St-Rémy, so let me give you some ideas. The Best Market St-Rémy has one of the best …

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Vincent Van Gogh Fashion St Remy de Provence
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Vincent Van Gogh and the Fashion Runway

Vincent Van Gogh Meets Provence Born in the Netherlands in 1853, Vincent Van Gogh started his painting in his twenties. Among his works were several themes, like self-portraits, landscapes, still life competitions, and plant paintings such as sunflowers and cypress trees. During these early times, most people did not appreciate …

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