#Lavender l'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque #Provence @ShutrsSunflowrs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel TipsRoad Trips South of France

Provence Travel Tips from Caroline Longstaffe

Recently, we introduced you to Shutters and Sunflowers, a blog about the Provencal landscape and many other things that inspire Caroline Longstaffe to write. Please read the full story here. The Longstaffe family lived in Provence for about 18 months in 2012-13 and were smitten. We asked Caroline if she …

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Exploring with Provence Authentic Tours

Jessica and Elodie are celebrating an anniversary. These tourism graduates launched their travel agency Provence Authentic one year ago, in January 2015. Originally from Lyon, Jessica has lived in Provence for a decade, and Elodie is local. She was born in Carpentras, only 15kms away from their headquarters in Vacqueyras. …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

Resolution Learn to Speak French in Provence

What promises did you make for 2016? No dessert? More exercise? Less rosé? (are you crazy!) Or is this the year that you have decided to learn to speak French? If your resolution is to improve your Français communication skills, then Véronique Bienfait is here to help you with language services …

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Mulled Wine and Escargot Strasbourg Christmas Market @PJAdams10
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Strasbourg Christmas Markets and Provencal Traditions

Recently, author and Perfectly Provence contributor PJ Adams visited the Strasbourg Christmas Market. PJ wrote this article following her trip to France where she compares the seasonal holiday traditions between Alsace and Provence. Keep reading for PJ’s tasty Christmas post on sauerkraut, gingerbread, calissons and nougat. Strasbourg France, the “Capital …

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A Window in Cotignac Perfectly Provence Moments
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Gout et Voyage Founder Describes her Perfectly Provence Moments

French by birth, a traveller by nature, Martine Bertin-Peterson is a Marketing and Management Professor at the College of New Jersey. However, once classes wind down for the summer, Martine begins her bespoke Goût et Voyage tours in Provence.  “What more can a man ask of heaven? If I should happen to die …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Where to find Truffle Markets in Provence

November marks the start of the black diamond season in Provence (and other parts of France). Proof that good looks are not everything the Tuber Melanosporum or black truffle looks a bit like a lump of coal that sells for 1-2000 Euros/kilogram. Intensely pungent the ‘diamond of the kitchen’ has …

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Manguin Perfecting the Art of Distillation on Île de la Barthelasse

The article was previously published on Ginger and Nutmeg: The fruit is put into jail in May when the Manguin Distillery imprisons roughly 1400 pears in glass bottles in their orchard. Nutmeg had to see for herself how the new owners at this distillery were re-crafting a traditional industry into more of …

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Views from Les Baux de Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Top Locals Tips from Three Provencal Artists

Famous artists such as Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and Van Gogh captured the “painter’s light” and the stunning, natural beauty of Provence. Recently, we featured three talented artists based in the South of France a region that continues to inspire and bolster their creative confidence. In case you missed their stories, …

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Assiette Gastro Carre du Palais #Avignon #RhoneWines @InterRhone
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Carre du Palais Inter Rhone’s Wine Tourism Project

Maison des Vins – home to Inter Rhône – is moving uptown! Hôtel Calvet de la Palun built in 1789, one of the last of the hôtels particulier (grand, private residences) constructed under the Pontifical proprietorship of Avignon (ended 1791). Touching the southern edge of the Palais des Papes (a UNESCO …

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Visit Arles Provence @LostinArles @HeatherRobinson
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Ask a Local: Why Visit Arles?

Much like her decision to follow a good looking French photographer to his native land. The couple were struck by a coup de coeur (love struck) when they spent one fateful night in Arles in 2003. You can read the full story in Heather’s blog post here. Whether you are …

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