Author Simon James Uzès
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My Meeting with Author Simon James in Uzès

Through my Uzès experience,  I’ve known and written about quite a few artists. Yet there was something extraordinary about meeting Simon James aside from his status as an award-winning writer and illustrator. Meeting Simon James Living in a “red zone” COVID world,  I miss the small, intimate art exhibitions that …

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Travelling Provence How to Avoid Crowds
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Travelling in Provence Ideas to Avoid the Crowds

Travel in Provence, France and the rest of the world became a lot more complicated this spring, but not impossible. The following guest post by Molly Crockett outlines a few ideas and tips on how best to avoid the crowds when travelling in the South of France. Thanks to the …

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St Remy Hotel de Ville
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Our St Remy de Provence Lifestyle

For two decades, Gayle Padgett and her husband Ralph maintained a long-distance relationship with Provence. They often travelled to the South of France during their vacation time from US government jobs in Germany. As their retirement years approached, the “Where are we going to live?” question loomed. The couple chose …

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Visit Pont du Gard
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Tips for a Visit to the Pont du Gard

Go visit the Pont du Gard if, for no other reason, this “masterpiece” has been standing for 2000 years! Our favourite Roman ruin in the South of France is the Pont du Gard, the aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River about 60 km (37 miles) from our house in Sablet, …

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Uzes Holiday Apartment Rental staircase
Petra CarterRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Uzes Holiday Apartment Rental in the Historic Centre

Historic Charm Go on, allow yourself to be seduced by Uzes’s ancient winding, cobbled streets, its golden stone and hidden squares… As an early Roman settlement and France’s first Duchy, Uzes has attracted traders and visitors since antiquity. Today its airy squares and winding streets play host to a multitude …

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Tomato Pesto Tart Provencal Lunch
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This Tomato Pesto Tart is Simply Delicious

It’s a warm day in Provence and the tomatoes are fresh, but you need a recipe for lunch. Well, chef, Anne Challier has the answer with her Tomato Pesto Tart. There are only a few ingredients and the result is delicious. Serve with a green salad, and perhaps a glass …

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10 Reasons to Visit Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Here are 10 Great Reasons to Visit Provence

Narrowing down the reasons to visit this corner of France to only 10 is a difficult task. Provence covers broad geography in the southeastern section of the country. It’s here where the Rhône River reaches the Mediterranean, and the Southern Alps give way to fields and beaches. The Romans left …

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Tips Travel Budget Provence Grignan
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Tips for How to Travel on a Budget in Provence

A Guest Post: Is there anyone who would not dream of visiting Provence? Just think about this region and images of lavender fields, the azure sea, and market produce appear in your head. Provence is just as you imagine! It is worth noting that Provence is not a cheap tourist …

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Souvenirs from Provence Market Bags
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Souvenirs to Take Home from Provence

What should I take home from Provence? Expect a sensory overload on your first (and every) visit to Provence. In mid-summer, purple-blue lavender rows contour the landscape. Market stalls brim with seasonal produce from blood-red cherries in the spring to the makings for ratatouille in late summer. Then there is …

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Camping St Remy Views
Paul ShawcrossStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Camping in St Remy at Mas de Nicolas

Camping in Provence Like most French regions, Provence lends itself to camping and the outdoor life, especially with its wall to wall sunshine, blue skies and healthy Mediterranean cuisine. A quick Google search will show a great variety of sites in every part of the Region, especially near the coast, …

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