Real Luberon Lacoste Village
ExploreSophia van Woensel-Mose

Provence: Falling for the Real Luberon

Before we moved to France I had read Peter Mayle’s account of his idyllic year in the Luberon region of Provence, and thoroughly enjoyed it. However, when planning our great escape from the grey-skied rat-race that is the City of London we never contemplated moving to the Luberon. Somehow it …

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Lacoste Luberon Villages #Lacoste #Luberon @VaculuseDreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

L is for Lacoste in the Luberon

We’ve been back home for a week and our tans are fading, so it’s time to return to my own A-Z of the Vaucluse as a way of helping to keep me going over the next few weeks until we travel down for another visit. This week I move onto …

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Provence 1970 #Provence #Books @MaryJaneDeeb
Books on ProvenceInspireMary Jane Deeb

Book Review: Provence 1970

Are you a foodie? A Provence lover? A Francophile? If so, Provence 1970 is a book you might want to add to your reading list. Mary Jane Deeb shares her review of Luke Barr’s, Provence 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard and the Reinvention of American Taste, New York: …

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Massage Bien-être Alpilles @NancyGandon
Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Relax in the Alpilles with a Massage Bien-être by Nancy

What could be more relaxing than a massage in the heart of the Parc naturel régional des Alpilles? Nancy Gandon was born across the Rhône River from the Palais des Papes, in Villeneuve lez Avignon a village with this tagline “La Provence côté Languedoc.” The mighty river serves as the …

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Chateaunef du Pape #Provence #WinesofProvence @PJAdams10
Pamela PJ AdamsTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Out of This World Wine

About seven miles north of Avignon in beautiful Provence, sits the opulent vineyard and enclave known as Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It was French Pope John XXII who built a cooler summer residence among his vines when he couldn’t stand the heat of his main papal castle in Avignon. Keep reading to find …

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Vaison Pont Vaison-la-Romaine Vaison Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel TipsTaste

Vaison la Romaine Locals Tips for Your Visit

Local enough to hear the latest gossip makes you a local in Provence Sharon de Rham (tour guide and expat) says she gets the heads up from her friend at the tourist office when there are movie stars staying in the “neighbourhood.” After nearly ten years in Vaison la Romaine, …

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Vineyards of Provence #Provence #Wines @vaisonsharon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Provence Dream Tours Your Personal Guide

Which rosé? Are the whites any good? Can you find decent red wines? Does a wine list in Provence cause you to scratch your head? Sharon de Rham is a multilingual tour guide and expat (read her story here) she is also a wine aficionado. Sharon credits a colleague from …

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Clos Saint Paul #Mazan #Rentals #Provence @ClosSaintPaul
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Clos Saint Paul a Rental for Cyclists and Wine Lovers

Clos Saint Paul is located just outside the village of Mazan in Provence’s Vaucluse. The 260-year-old building previously operated as a chambre d’hôte (B&B) for visitors interested in exploring Mont Ventoux and the villages of the Dentelles. This private, six-bedroom house is now owned by a group of Canadians who …

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Croix de Fer Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocal Food ProducersLocals Travel TipsRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

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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#Provence Patricia Sands Author @patricia_sands Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Womens Travel Network Promenade en Provence

Author Patricia Sands has distinct memories of Provence from her days as a backpacker in 1967. She told me that she and a friend were travelling around on Eurail passes and meeting new friends as they camped and hiked the sentiers of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. Those joyful images …

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