House Renovation #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley Tinker

Provence Renovation Part I: Demolition

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Our New House (!!!) is just the end section of this Mas (Provencal farmhouse) that is actually well known in the area as the Mas Longue (Long Farmhouse). There are even postcards of this building from 100 years ago! We are in the centre of …

Renovation Real Estate La Bastide d'Engras @alabreche_annie #Provence Gardoise

The Renovation Story of La Breche a Holiday Rental

This article is the continuation of Annie Barker’s story of how La Breche evolved into a holiday rental and inspiring venue for artists and writers. Follow this link if you missed Un Grand Project. The trials and tribulations of buying a house in France have been written about many times …

Before the renovation #LaBreche @alabreche_annie

Un Grand Projet No Small Renovation in the South of France

When we were first shown the ancient former farmhouse near Uzès (in the South of France) we now call home, I rejected it firmly with a resounding ‘No’. We had agreed that we didn’t want a third project in fifteen years: its desolate state, left for months forlornly empty, with dust …

MuCEM interior Marseille Provence MUCEM

Art Guide: Where to See Art in Provence

The wonderful thing about the Provence and the Côte d’Azur is the wealth of artistic talent, historical and present day. This reference guide lists museums and art venues by department within the region. We have attempted to be as comprehensive as possible but may have missed a few and will …

Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Our Ideas for Spending a Day in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

From humble beginnings as a fishing village on the French Riviera, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has a reputation as a playground for the rich and famous. Billed as one of the most expensive places on the Côte d’Azur and is reinforced by grand villas, magnificent gardens, and luxury hotels. These are only a …

Place d’Albertas in Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Place d’Albertas in Aix-en-Provence Time for Improvements

According to information from the Mairie in Aix-en-Provence, the long-running saga of this 18th-century square might be resolved soon. The ‘travaux’ should begin quickly and will last nine months. The square dates back to 1745 when the d’Albertas family, who lived in the large building opposite what was then a …

Renoir Museum Cagnes-sur-Mer
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireSteve Wilkison

So Many Reasons to Visit the Musée Renoir in Cagnes-sur-Mer

It’s no surprise that the Côte d’Azur is home to a wide variety of art museums and galleries, considering how many famous artists have made this area their home or spent considerable time here. From Menton to Nice, from St. Paul-de-Vence to Antibes, from Cannes to Saint-Tropez, you’ll find small …

Rebecca Ronane
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Reinvention in Provence Rebecca Ronane on Her New Book

After many busy years in careers that required extensive travel, Rebecca Ronane and her husband, Alain Poirot, settled in Maubec, a small village in Provence. They relocated to the sunny South of France, from rainy London and Amsterdam. It took them over three years of searching to find a suitable …

2023 Art Exhibits Provence
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Art Exhibits in Provence to See in 2023

As is the case, there are almost too many choices for art exhibits in Provence. The following list is not exhaustive, but some 2023 shows in Marseille’s museums and beyond. Let’s start in Marseille, where MUCEM continues with ‘Amités, creativité, collective’ until 13 February. Next up is ‘Alexandrie: Futurs anterieurs’ …

Roman Barge Arles Museum Antiquity
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireProvencal History & Traditions

5 Places to Find Roman History in Provence

Visible traces of Roman history weave throughout Provence, which is one of many reasons to visit the region. Below we highlight five (5) top places for evidence of the Roman era. #1 Roman Aix-en-Provence The Romans understood the need for freshwater for a settlement to thrive and survive. So, Entremont, …