Renovation Real Estate La Bastide d'Engras @alabreche_annie #Provence Gardoise
Annie Barker

The Renovation Story of La Breche a Holiday Rental

This article is the continuation of Annie Barker’s story of how La Breche evolved into a holiday rental and inspiring venue for artists and writers. Follow this link if you missed Un Grand Project. The trials and tribulations of buying a house in France have been written about many times …

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Vaison fountain #VaisonlaRomaine @JanetHenderson
ExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Provence History in Motion: let the stones talk while you walk

Almost anywhere in Provence a casual glance around oneself will reveal a proliferation of Roman ruins, medieval hilltop fortresses, Renaissance châteaux and Romanesque cathedrals, for this is a  region steeped in history (not to mention myth, legend and folklore). Yet much of that history remains maddeningly elusive for the Anglo-Saxon …

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Author PJ Adams
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Author PJ Adams is Legally Intoxicated by Provence

Sparkling azure waters, chilled pink wine, cicada-led symphonies and the market aromas of rotisserie chickens it is easy to see how one might get drunk on the sensory indulgence of Provence. Intoxicating PJ Adams grew up in California where she studied, before heading to the London School of Economics. Her …

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The 1st century Pont Julien in the Luberon Provence
InspirePaul ShawcrossProvencal History & Traditions

The Pont Julien at Bonnieux

The Luberon in Provence is best known for its beautiful ‘villages perchés’ which visitors flock to in large numbers especially during July and August. Many are unaware of the existence of Pont Julien and indeed some visitors simply stumble upon it while visiting the most well known of these villages, …

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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-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

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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