Winter in Provence Events Calendar La Rotonde Christmas Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Winter in Provence Events Calendar 2020

Winter Festivals and Events in Provence What is winter like in Provence? It’s a good question. So, many images of the South of France are summer scenes; ribbons of blooming lavender fields, glasses of rosé with beads of condensation and beautiful people in enjoying their holidays. Perhaps wintertime in Provence garners less …

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Books on ProvenceInspireMarti Schmidt

Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence by Rachel Cobb

What is the Mistral Wind? Most of us who have lived or even visited Provence have experienced the mistral, that riotous and mysterious wind that blows down the Rhône Valley, usually without warning. Think back to the opening scene of the movie “Chocolat,” watching the wind move the mother and …

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Vel d'Hiv Memorial, Paris
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided 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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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2019

Spring Events in Provence Spring in Provence is absolutely lovely. As is the case with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but expect the odd rain storm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. In March and April, …

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Hotel Crillon le Brave Spa
Cheryl ShufflebothamHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Spa Time Relax at Hotel Crillon le Brave

In keeping with our yearly tradition and being a supportive wife while my husband does the challenging cycle up Mont Ventoux, I needed to find a place to pass the time. Thus the Spa des Écuries at Hotel Crillon le Brave was my “sacrifice” for a few hours. Well, what choice …

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Truffles Hunting Provence Dogs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

Elusive Truffles Hunting for Black Gold in Provence

We had just witnessed a demonstration of how dogs are essential companions for the truffle hunt (le cavage). In most cases, dogs have usurped pigs as the more manageable truffle hunters.

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French Bread
Local Food ProducersPaula KaneTaste

Confessing my Love for French Bread

Gluten has been getting a bad rap for a while now. It’s really not fair, as all gluten is not created equally. And some people who think they might have an aversion to gluten are often having issues with the highly processed variety, are perhaps having too much of it, …

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Ashley TinkerInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s On? November Events in Provence 2018

November in Provence. Bring on the chestnuts! Have you ever had crème de marrons (chestnut cream)? It’s like a gourmet version of Nutella. How about chestnut honey? Now that’s different! Are you in the holiday spirit yet? The massive amounts of high-quality chocolate boxes at the supermarkets are tempting me… …

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Family-Friendly Holiday Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Our Top Ideas for a Family-Friendly Holiday in Provence

Les Vacances! Holidays in Provence en Famille The trip is booked, finally a chance to spend some time in Provence with the family. However, you want this experience to be one that everyone (and every age) will remember with equal amounts of joy. Touring old Provencal villages in a hot …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Dreams of Expat Living in Provence Became Reality For Vaucluse Dreamer

Sometimes you wake up suddenly from a dream only for it to disappear from grasp, but in other cases, that vision becomes clearer with time. What if your dream was to live in Provence? Over 25 years ago, Julie Whitmarsh and her husband Andy visited the Vaucluse for the first …

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