Calanque En Vau Calanques Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Provencal Yogi Shares Her Perfectly Provence

We asked yoga instructor Sabrina Sadeghi Millecamps if she would help us uncover what makes Provence unique to both visitors and residents. “When I first came to France, I was surprised at how little was on offer in terms of yoga – studios, classes and retreats. Provence has all the …

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Course Pédestre DI QUIEU BLANC #Eygalieres
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Eygalieres Course Di Quieu Blanc

Eygalieres is a Provencal postcard-perfect village in the heart of the Parc Naturel des Alpilles. To get a flavour for the town read why Eygalieres is always worth a visit. Alternatively, meet some of the residents like local DJ Manolo-J who is getting the party started, Sabrina who is sharing a …

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Yoga Studio #Provence #Eygalieres #YogaClasses
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Respire Étire Transpire Sabrina’s Provence Mantra

Finally, “sister” cities that make sense! Surrounded by mountains of humbling beauty, bluebird skies and lots of wintery white stuff it is clear why Aspen, Colorado is twinned with Chamonix, France. These are two all-season resorts with athletic populations focused on outdoor pursuits. The common threads start and certainly do …

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Domaine-de-la-Vallongue #Provence #Wines #Saffron
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Understanding The Cost of Saffron in Provence

Nutmeg had a few items on her to-do list; number one was to replenish the wine stock before Ginger arrived. The challenge was making a decision in the Alpilles given the number of vineyards nearby. On this particular occasion, she chose Domaine de la Vallongue as they had reopened their boutique after …

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Ancient Glanum St Remy de Provence
Ginger and NutmegInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Glanum Glorious Views Near St Remy de Provence

Glanum a Roman oppidum, protected by its fortified walls once housed a flourishing community. The settlement stood on a hillside in the shadow of the rocky, crests of the Alpilles slopes. The Franks in 260AD destroyed Glanum. The population was forced to resettle on the valley floor, giving rise to St Remy de …

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Croix de Fer Provence
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Discover Taste Relax Philippe Goninet Shares His Perfectly Provence

Philippe Goninet might be slightly biased, but according to this Provence tour guide read more here. “St Remy is the place I always recommend as a base for visitors.” Here are his top tips for a visit to Provence.  #Discover Stroll around the village and discover its hidden gems in …

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Manolo-J DJ #Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

DJ Manolo-J Spinning Tunes in Provence

With both music and Provence thumping through his veins, Manolo-J is a musical brand name to his fans. A true “southerner” Manuel was born in Cavaillon some 25 years ago; he now calls Saint Remy de Provence home.

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Eygalieres Sunset Alpilles Provence Villages
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Eygalières is Always worth a Visit

Maybe the panhandlers should have headed to Provence instead of California! Gold appears to be easy to come by under sunny Provencal skies, according to real estate agents who gush about the chic Cote d’Azur, the star-studded Var and Peter Mayle’s gold-dusted Luberon. The village of Eygalières has the geographic …

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Mas de la Croix de Fer Mallemort Provence
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Mas de la Croix de Fer Self-Catered Gites in Mallemort

The owners of Mas de la Croix de Fer are celebrating their second season of running self-catering cottages in the Bouches-du-Rhône. The story of how they ended up in Mallemort is one of fate. Born in Zambia, Charmaine is a genuine South African – she speaks both English and Afrikaans. …

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Travel Guide France en Velo
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Travel Guide: France en Velo a Biking Journey from St Malo to Nice

Previously published on Ginger and Nutmeg: Biking in France Whether you own a custom-fit, carbon fiber steed with electronic shifters or a three-gear cruiser bike with tassels, you have to admit that watching the Tour de France each July is addictive. The right to wear the maillot jaune is earned over …

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