Family-Friendly Holiday Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Our Top Ideas for a Family-Friendly Holiday in Provence

Les Vacances! Holidays in Provence en Famille The trip is booked, finally a chance to spend some time in Provence with the family. However, you want this experience to be one that everyone (and every age) will remember with equal amounts of joy. Touring old Provencal villages in a hot …

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Ai Weiwei Show MuCEM Marseille
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Ai Weiwei Show Starts in June at MuCEM in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Just announced, an exhibition of the work of Ai Weiwei, opening at MuCEM on June 20th in Marseille. Having seen his show at the Royal Academy in London last year, I expect it will be stimulating and baffling…but unmissable.  According to MuCEM, they will be adding …

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Provence's Instagrammable Locations Charming Villages Saignon Provence
Explore: Travel in Provence

Provence’s Most Instagrammable Locations and Attractions

Guest Post: The Most Instagrammable Spots in Provence France may be the most visited country in the world, with the region of Provence falling in only second to Paris, but it remains a tricky task to discover some of its hidden treasures. Anyone who has ever had any inclination towards …

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Matisse in Studio
Artists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMargo Lestz

The Artist and His Objects: Matisse in His Studio

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: I’ve just been to a wonderful exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. It was called Matisse in the Studio, and it shows how the objects that Matisse surrounded himself with appeared in his art. Henri Matisse was a collector: He had an array …

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Provence Bastide Aix Flagship store Luxury Beauty Brand
Lifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Bastide Luxury Beauty Brand Explores the Savoir Faire of Provence

Returning to Provence’s Art de Vivre Frédéric Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen are a power couple with great hair! They are also breathing new life into a beauty and lifestyle brand that epitomises the best of Provence – Bastide. Born in Provence, Fekkai’s career took him to the United States. …

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Luberon Luxury Provence Accommodation Les Vallons pool
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Stay Here! Luberon Luxury at Paradis en Provence

In 1999, a decade after the publication of Peter Mayle’s “A Year in Provence” Georgina Causton, and her partner decided to take a sabbatical year. Smitten by the South of France, they never returned to live in London. Instead, they bought a house and three mortgages later ended up with three …

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Tasha Powell Cooking with a French Twist
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Foodie Tasha Powell Shares Her Perfectly Provence

Tasha Powell says she reinvented herself after a corporate career in product development for sporting goods. That might not be entirely accurate. It could be that Tasha is finally allowing her Francophile foodie to rule the day. From Allentown, Pennsylvania and Penn State University to living in Provence while she …

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Black Diamonds Truffles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocal Food Producers in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsTaste: Food & Drink

Local’s Tips from a Truffle Hunter for Perfectly Provence

11-years ago, Lisa and Johann Pepin switched corporate jobs for a rural lifestyle and became expats (Lisa). This Franco-American couple live in Provence at Les Pastras a property that Johann’s grandfather bought in the 1970s. You can read their full story and more details on Les Pastras truffle hunting and …

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Christmas @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Christmas Ideas from Provence

By late November, the Christmas markets in Provence are in full swing. Individual cabanas decorated with festive trimmings line the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence. In a short walk, you can buy some gingerbread (pain d’épices) to go with your foie gras, stock up on a few santons for your crèche …

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Jolie Vintage Atelier Crafting Workshops Goult
Lifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Crafting Workshops in Goult at Jolie Vintage Atelier

Charming Provence Jolie vintage might be a good description for Goult. This village is one of a few in the Luberon that is not teeming with tourists, during the high season. In September 2015, Mimi and Michael Pillsbury purchased an old village house, as their new home and the base …

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