Capturing Provencal Scenes Orchards Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Photography and Art Capturing Provencal Scenes in Keepsake Photos

Ashley Tinker is the photographer behind the beautiful (and popular) Curious Provence Instagram feed, she is also the creator and writer of the blog by the same name. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Ashley headed to Florence, Italy for fine art school. You can probably guess that for someone who is …

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Locals parading traditional dress Provence Retirement Home Gayle Padgett
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Choosing Provence For Your Retirement Home: Gayle Padgett’s Expat Story

Mention Provence as a destination to your friends, and most people have either been and want to return or are dreaming of their first visit. Gayle Padgett and her husband “flirted” with Provence for two decades, often travelling during their vacation time from US government jobs in Germany. As their …

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Provence Guided Market Tours
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Insider Provence Guided Market Tours with a Local

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Sure the markets in Provence are tempting, but… Are you curious about in the ins and outs of working in a market in Provence? Do you want to taste the best Provencal ingredients and find out how they’re made? Would you like to eat breakfast at …

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Author Georgeanne Brennan Provence Lifestyle villa entry
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Provencal Lifestyle Discovery with Author Georgeanne Brennon

Books for Food Lovers Georgeanne Brennan’s CV of accomplishments in culinary and literary circles is awe-inspiring. This talented lady has written and co-authored over 30 books. She won the prestigious James Beard Award (Best International Cookbook) in 1998 for “The Food and Flavors of Haute Provence.” Her articles have appeared …

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Fontvieille Windmills Alphonse Daudet Quote
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Why Visit Fontvieille and its Windmills in the Alpilles

Inscribed in the stone and fixed to one side of the St. Pierre windmill is a quote by French writer Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897). Although, he was born in Nîmes and spent time in both Lyon and Paris, it was here in the Alpilles were he described his affection for the town of Fontvieille …

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Family Vacation Provence Haribo
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Family Holiday Ideas for Things to do in Provence with Kids

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Family Friendly Activities on Vacation It’s possible that your children might not enjoy the wonderful relaxation of sipping on rosé and people watching in a town square. I know where we live this is something the parents often do on warm summer nights while the …

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Taste of Provence Lifestyle Martine Gout et Voyage Group Tours
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Goût et Voyage Tour Director Martine Bertin-Peterson shares her Taste of Provence Lifestyle

To say that Martine Bertin-Peterson is an accomplished lady feels like an understatement. The founder of Goût et Voyage, a boutique travel company that she started in 2014 is passionate about cooking, food and travel. Born in France, Martine is an American Francophile who speaks five (5) languages, the first …

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February Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

February sun in Provence Coming out of Hibernation

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Since arriving back in the UK after Christmas it seems that it hasn’t stopped raining and most days we appear to have moved directly from dawn to dusk with what appears to be no actual sunlight in between. It just hasn’t got light and to …

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Valentines Day Menu Mirabeau Pure Rosé
Holiday MenusMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Valentine’s Day Menu: Provencal-inspired Recipes for your Sweetheart

The team at Mirabeau Wine in Cotignac certainly know a thing or two about gold medal wine and how to pair it with good food. Before the Christmas holidays and not long after the 2017 grape harvest, we asked Jeany Cronk if she would curate a special Valentine’s Day menu …

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Travel Provence Drome Dentelles de Montmirail
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Sophie’s Travel in Provence Explores the Authentic Mediterranean Lifestyle

Combining Passions into Work Born in Provence, Sophie Bergeron is bilingual (English and French) and fully conversant in the realm of local wines. Her technical studies at Université de Vin in Suze la Rousse and the WSET certification transitioned into work at several Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards, including Domaine de la Janasse. In 2016, …

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