Brine Olives Alpilles
Ashley TinkerLocal Food ProducersTaste

How to Brine your own Olives, Alpilles Style

The Olive Culture of Les Alpilles One of the ladies on our street gave Robin this as a gift when he came to the rescue and changed her gas bottle. She even put the olive branch on. It was so delicious I could have drunk the stuff, I practically did… …

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Le Bistrot du Paradou
Our House in ProvenceRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Le Bistrot du Paradou, Most Enjoyable Dining in the Alpilles

Contributor blog post by Michel: One Friday a few months back, we had a date for a rendezvous with cousins Jean-Marc and Christine for dinner. It was my responsibility to choose a restaurant somewhere between Montpellier and Sablet. After making some calls, I landed on Le Bistrot du Paradou. I was …

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Domaine de Manville cour interieure
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurLiving in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Experience Luxury in the Alpilles with Domaine de Manville Golf or Spa Packages

Patience, vision and exquisite taste converted a run-down 250-acre agricultural property, outside of Maussane des Alpilles, into a luxury resort — Domaine de Manville. Edith and Patrick Saut purchased the land and associated ragtag collection of farm buildings in 2007. Seven years later and a multi-million Euro budget this 5-star …

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Lumières des Alpilles JF Galeron
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspirePhotographers in Provence

Capturing Provencal Beauty in Photos Lumières des Alpilles

Local photographer Jean François Galeron shared that taking photos for his book Lumières des Alpilles was not difficult. Completing a photo journal dedicated to his corner of Provence was a project he had contemplated for over 30 years. The hard part was culling thousands of images into a stunning 212-page collection. …

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Château des Alpilles
Hotels Provence & Cote d'AzurJill BarthStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

A Château in Provence – Château des Alpilles Luxury Stay

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: I wrote the book before I’d been there, which may seem a backwards way to craft a novel. But by the time the book had been outlined, characters created, fictional wines made this place had begun to feel like home. My novel isn’t about this …

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Les Alpilles Vues du Ciel Photo Book
Books on ProvenceInspire

Provence Photo Book the Alpilles From the Air – Les Alpilles Vues du Ciel

Many of us love the Alpilles, the “little Alps” that rise between the famous Provencal towns of St-Rémy-de-Provence and Les Baux. Their craggy beauty dominates the surrounding landscape. But outside of taking an airplane ride, it is impossible to appreciate them from the air. Until now. Gilles Lagnel’s new book, …

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Biking Routes in ProvenceMaussane Alpilles Ride
ExploreKeith Van SickleStay Fit

Biking Routes in Provence: Riding from Maussane-les-Alpilles to Eygalières

Val and I are back in France for the spring, in St-Rémy-de-Provence. One of the things we enjoy most about this area is biking. St-Rémy is right next to the Alpilles, a low mountain range with rocky outcroppings. Well, to call the Alpilles “mountains” is a bit of a stretch, …

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Jean Moulin in Provence History of the Resistance @PerfProvence
ExploreKeith Van SickleProvencal History & Traditions

Discover the Women of the French Resistance in the Alpilles

There was a very interesting talk in St.-Rémy-de-Provence the other night, about women in the French Resistance.  It focused particular attention on St.-Rémy, where I live part of the year. The talk was organized by the local historical society and featured two historians who specialize in the subject.  The event …

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Alpilles Wine Tasting AOC Les Baux de Provence
Ashley TinkerTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Alpilles Wine Tasting Around the Vineyards of AOC Les Baux de Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The first weekend in June was the ‘portes ouvertes’ of the 12 vineyards that comprise the small appellation of AOC Les Baux-de-Provence here in the Alpilles. They were celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the creation of their small AOC. These vineyards are located next …

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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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