Best Markets in Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Velleron Night Market: Marché Producteur

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Velleron night market is one of the best producer’s markets in Southern France. It has been continually included within the 100 “marchés d’exception” in France by the Conseil National des Arts Culinaires. The market is open daily, except Sunday of course, in the hot …

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Van Gogh en Provence @Aixcentric
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Van Gogh en Provence – on show in Arles

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Van Gogh was so incredibly productive that, while in Arles and in Saint-Remy, he produced some 500 works; so it’s always seemed sad that there was, until recently, only one of his paintings in Provence (in Avignon). Two more have arrived (one in Aix and …

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Facade sud 2014 Chateau de Mazan @GrapeEscapes
Hotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Château de Mazan Rich in Provencal Style

Nestled in the heart of Provence, you will find a true Hidden Gem – Château de Mazan. The former residence of the Marquis de Sade, an 18th Century French aristocrat, politician and writer who was infamous for his outrageous, libertine lifestyle, this stunning Château is an ideal destination for a relaxing …

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Rhone Valley Wines @KristaBender
Krista BenderTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Wines of the Rhone Valley

Contributor blog post by Krista Bender: I am just back from exploring the vineyards of the Rhone Valley…. I adventured with my classmates to some of the top vineyards in Hermitage, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Avignon. It was a beautiful 73 degrees and sunny in the alpes ….nothing better than wine tasting …

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Travel with @GirlGoneGallic
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday ToursLocals Travel Tips

Learn French on Your Guided Tour of Provence

Occasionally, I get asked what do I enjoy the most about Perfectly Provence? Hands down it is the personal connections forged via this online community of contributors and readers. Some of my favourite moments (to date) include a lady’s lunch in Nice, exchanging recipes and wine pairing ideas with new …

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Rencontre d'Arles 2016 #Photography @rencontresarles
AixcentricInspirePhotographers in Provence

News of 2016 Arles Photo Expo

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The sprawling ‘Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles’, this year in its 47th edition, will for the first time overflow to Marseille, Avignon and Nimes. The venues will be respectively the Villa Mediterranée, the Collection Lambert and the Carré d’Art. In all, there will be …

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Jill Douglas artist painting @AtelierFourwinds
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottGuided Holiday ToursInspire

Painting Workshops in Provence with Jill Douglas

Depending on your perspective the tiny village of Aureille, on the southern slopes of the Alpilles, is either old-school Provence at its best or way too sleepy. If this part of Provence were America’s wild west, Aureille might be described as a “one horse town.” There are two main roads, …

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L'Arbre a Vins Vaison-la-Romaine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Better than a Money Tree – L’Arbre à Vins in Vaison-la-Romaine

Mathieu Schillinger hails from France’s Alsace region with its fabulous white wines. However, he tells me that it was only when he moved to England that he gained an appreciation for food and wine. An Epicurean paradox? In 2007, Mathieu and his wife returned to France to open a B&B …

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Olive Cake recipe @AvignonGourmetTours
AppetizerCarolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesTaste

Savoury Olive Cake Appetizer

Today we’re sharing with you a delicious recipe made of Provençal ingredients that will be perfect for your aperitif along with a glass of Rosé (or 2!). Here is a recipe for a savoury olive cake or bread, that can be eaten on its own or even replace the bread for your dinner.

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Saignon fountain in the square @JaneDunning
Jane DunningStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provencal dilemmas the three Cs Countryside Coast or City

I’m a real Francophile and have stayed in more than one hundred towns, cities, villages and hamlets in France. Twenty-two of these have been in Provence, the shortest for one night, the longest for four months. Every time I plan a trip to Provence, the dilemma is where to choose… …

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