Filming the toasting scene on the Petit Crau St Rémy History Lessons
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGayle PadgettVillages Towns and Cities

Learning About St Rémy History Lessons

My French TV Debut When a producer from the France Canal 3 called me up to ask if I would participate—as the expat writer—in a segment of the travel show, Chroniques Méditerranéennes (show details below) with Nathalie Simon, I was ecstatic. A French TV show planning to feature St. Rémy …

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Provence Market Women Fashion André Aubert
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Provence Market for Women a Fashion Update

Eight months after the launch of The Provence Market fashion brand for women, we reached out to Michele and Jean-Marie for an update. This couple is so passionate about the Provencal lifestyle that douceur de vivre is the company’s tagline. “Douceur de vivre is difficult to define. Indirectly, Peter Mayle made …

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Provence Tour Women Only
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Discover Provence a Tour for Women Only

Provence Anyone? There was some risk when I sent the email. “Ladies, who would like to join me in Provence to discover the region?” I wondered, who would come? Would they get along? How would the travel logistics work out? And, so on. The result was ten (yes 10!) ladies, …

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Nîmes Roman History Highlights Arena and Nimes Musée de la Romanité
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleRoad Trips South of France

A Road Trip to Nîmes for Roman History Highlights

Nîmes Road Trip Just west of Provence, across the mighty Rhône River, lays the Gard department of France. The Gard and Provence share a deep Roman history, from the days when both were part of the Roman region of Gallia. Because it is so close to Provence, a visit to …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Food Trucks in Provence Delivering World Cuisine

Provence Food Trucks When you think of Provence, it’s unlikely that a food truck is a culinary image that springs to mind. However, the number of food trucks in the region is exploding. Most of these trucks are mobile, available to travel to private venues, public gatherings, markets and festivals. …

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Miki Miki Logo
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Fashionistas Miki Miki in Eygalières is Calling

It’s been two years since Miki Miki, a small women’s fashion boutique, opened in Eygalières. The town is well-serviced by real estate agents and restaurants, yet there is surprising little retail. However, Michela Franzoso (Miki) knowing a lot about fashion, quality materials and what suits her clients opened the store …

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French Decor Secrets Bedrooms
French Decor & GardensGuest PostInspire: Art & Culture

French Decor: All the Designing Secrets You Need to Know

French decor is all about effortless elegance. It’s bold, sophisticated, and chic. It’s also often a combination of old and new trends. NellyRodi director of consumer trends and insights Vincent Gregoire believes there is a renewed curiosity about the French style. So if you are curious about French decor here …

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Maison Hache Restaurant Eygalières
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Maison Hache Restaurant Eygalières a Star Quality Experience

Eygalières is one of those rare places, in Provence, filled with stars, and nobody cares. So, why would Christopher Hache, with his Michelin star CV, open Maison Hache in this Alpilles village? New Eygalières Restaurant The attraction of the village with its 1,830 residents is frankly the down-to-earth lack of …

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Vel d'Hiv Memorial, Paris
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Jewish Heritage Tours from Paris to Provence in 2020

Martine Bertin-Peterson, the founder of Goût et Voyage, focuses on small group travel to Provence, Italy, and now Paris. After every tour, Martine reviews the itineraries, tweaking the programs to ensure her guests enjoy flawless travel experiences. Jewish Heritage Tours in 2020 In 2020, she is joining forces with Paris-based …

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Market Cavaillon melons Provence
Keith Van SickleMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Going to the Wednesday Market in St-Remy

My wife Val and I live part of the year in St-Rémy-de-Provence, a town just south of Avignon. There are lots of fun things to do in St-Rémy and one of our favorites is to go to the Wednesday morning market. What’s it like to go to one of the …

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