Cairanne views and wine tasting @OurhouseinProvence
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Visit Cairanne for lunch at Le Tourne au Verre Restaurant

Contributor blog post by Michel: As I have told you previously, we were in Sablet last fall with our Michigan friends Steve and Mary. The wines of Cairanne have recently been elevated to cru status—placing them in the same category as those of Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (though they cost far …

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Bespoke Wine Tour Provence Your Private Provence
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Calling Wine Lovers! Join a Bespoke Wine Tour in Provence in September

Has Provence been on your travel bucket list for a while? Or, are you already a Provence fan looking for an experience away from the major tourist sights? Emily Durand, the founder of Your Private Provence, has created a wine-focused experience for an intimate group this September. Durand is an …

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Travel in Provence #ExploreProvence @SophiesProvence
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Getting to Know Rhone Valley Wine and Food with Travel in Provence

Sophie Bergeron began developing her palette early on, at four years old, when her grandfather first introduced her to wine tasting. Sophie’s grandfather ran a vineyard in Algeria before immigrating to France in 1962; she tell us that “He loved the grape concentrations in Mediterranean style wines.” It seems that …

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Facade sud 2014 Chateau de Mazan @GrapeEscapes
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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
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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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#Avignon les Halles #FoodieTour @AvignonGourmet @PerfProvence
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Avignon Gourmet Tours

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Finally, another way to see Avignon! Every visitor should see the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon, but once you have seen those it is time to dive into the local’s side of the city with Avignon Gourmet Tours. This 3-hour tour will introduce …

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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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Lost in Provence #Video #Blog @LostinProvence
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Getting Lost in Provence

Lance Armstrong named his book It’s Not About the Bike, yet for Ken Wallace and Bill Flanagan it was 2-wheeling that brought them together. A shared passion for cycling, backgrounds in film (Ken and Bill) and Father Son Tour (Bill’s blog) appears like the perfect set of experiential ingredients to …

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Intoxicating Southern France #Provence Front Cover @PJAdams10
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PJ Adams Shares her Perfectly Provence Travel Tips

Recently, PJ Adams the author of Intoxicating Southern France shared with readers why she is intoxicated by Provence (and the rest of France). If you missed the previous article, follow this link to learn more about why PJ is legally intoxicated by Provence. This, is how PJ describes her Perfectly …

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Discover Provence Sarah and Rick Steves @AboutProvence
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Discover Provence Tours with Locals

It must have been a bit of a let down for Sarah Pernet, the founder of Discover Provence, to meet with travel guru Rick Steves one week and myself the next. It is obvious why Discover Provence (established 2012) is on Mr. Steves’ radar, this young company has achieved the …

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