Provence in Autumn #ExploreProvence @VauclusDreamer
ExploreJulie Whitmarsh

Provence in Autumn is just lovely!

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: The first snow fell in the Vaucluse yesterday and Mont Ventoux started its shift from being a summer cycling venue to a winter ski resort, bringing with it thoughts of long walks across the hills that are so often out of bounds during the summer …

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Rose Research Centre
Maison Mirabeau WinesTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Rosé Research Centre in Vidauban

Have you wondered why that delicious Provence rosé keeps you coming back for more? Unlike their sweeter, darker counterparts around the world, these pale pinks are being haled as seriously good, versatile wines. Not only are they incredibly refreshing on a hot summer’s day, but they’re also perfectly enjoyable in …

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Wild Mushroom Bisque #TastesofProvence @GoutetVoyage
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

Recipe for Wild Mushroom Bisque

As the weather gets cooler, my go-to dinner is often a hearty soup and a winter salad. Sturdy vegetables available in the late fall and winter such as squash, root vegetables, broccoli and cauliflower often combined with dried legumes and mushrooms lend themselves to a slow simmer on the stove top. Making soup is a satisfying Sunday afternoon activity.

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autumn in provence @cobblestonesandvineyards #exploreprovence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Autumn in Provence

Just the mention of Provence conjures up images of lavender and sunflowers. Beautiful indeed! But what about the autumn? Is there more to enjoy than just the lavender? Autumn in Provence has an intoxication all of its own. With the crowds have left and the temperatures slightly cooler. Read Cobblestones …

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Luberon Views @deb_lawrenson
Deborah Lawrenson

A Hamlet in the Luberon

Almost ten years ago, we bought a run-down house in the Luberon. Actually, it was rather more than a house: it’s un hameau, a hamlet of several buildings overlooking the long sweep of the Luberon hills and the valley. ‘It has a very special atmosphere,’ said the agent who took …

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Stuffed Zucchini flower with goat cheese, figs and ham @CooknwithClass #TastesofProvence
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Goat Cheese, Figs and Ham

You need to try this recipe while there is still a chance of finding zucchini flowers and fresh figs in the markets of Provence…otherwise you will dream about it all winter.

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Grape Stomp @LesPastras @Susan_PWZ
Modern TrobadorsTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Stomp Some Grapes in Provence at Les Pastras

If you are in Provence and looking for something different to do—in between touring Roman ruins and visiting hilltop villages—I’ve got the answer: Kick off your shoes, climb into a huge oak barrel filled with grapes, and start stomping. That’s what Provence WineZine photographer Pamela O’Neill and I did earlier …

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Daube Provencal #Recipe @CuriousProvence
BeefCarolyne Kauser-AbbottMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

A Spicy Twist on Daube à la Provençal

Daube – Provence’s answer to Beef Bourguignon. This is a perfect recipe for a crisp autumn day or winter meal. Serve with a baguette and simple green salad, and of course some Provencal wine.

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Blue Chairs in Nice French Riviera
Chiara OrlandiInspireProvencal History & Traditions

The Blue Chair: Symbol of Nice

Like theTour Eiffel of Paris or the Big Ben of London, La chaise bleue has long been considered the symbol of Nice. The iconic chairs, as blue as the rippling Bay of Angels they overlook, are wedged in rows of 20 along the famous Promenade des Anglais. While in winter …

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Art in Place Massena @margo_lestz
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Curious Histories of Nice by Margo Lestz

The funny thing about life and travel is that we are often more curious about a new environment than our status-quo location. According to Margo Lestz, “Life in a foreign country is never dull and each day is a new learning experience.” She launched her blog The Curious Rambler in 2012 …

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