Francophile Holiday Gifts Provence 2018
Lifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Francophile Holiday Gifts from Provence for the Cooks on Your List

The retail stores and  shopping malls are decked with holiday decor signaling that it’s time to start thinking about gifts for everyone on your list. Fortunately, if there are cooks and food-lovers on your list, there are lots of options in price points that range from a few dollars to …

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Provence Lifestyle Biking Keith Van Sickle
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Why Choose Provence Lifestyle? Experiences by Author Keith Van Sickle

Welcome to the first in a series of articles based on Provence lifestyle. These posts are an attempt to separate fact from fiction and dig into what it means to live in Provence. To discover more we ask a series of questions to understand why some people choose to visit …

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Château Romanin Wine Alpilles
Keith Van SickleTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Château Romanin: Two Millennia of Wine and Mystery

Delicious wines, a gorgeous winery and a privileged location in one of the most beautiful spots in France: Château Romanin has it all. It is also a place where wine, religion and mysticism have intersected for centuries. It began with the Greeks, who built a shrine here to the goddess …

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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 Baux-de-Provence Castle
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Treading in ancient footsteps at Les Baux-de-Provence 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: A few years ago now we headed across to Les Baux-de-Provence with our boys, after having seen the spectacular site in the helicopter footage during the coverage of the Tour de France, which unsurprisingly is essential viewing in our house! Les Baux-de-Provence sits atop …

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Saint-Paul-de-Mausole
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

Vincent Van Gogh at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, many of them in the last two years …

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Aston Martin D811 Scenic Drives Close Monaco
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

3 of the Most Scenic Drives Close to Monaco

Monaco is truly blessed when it comes to its climate and location. These two factors combined create some of the most aesthetically-pleasing scenery in the world with verdant vegetation atop hills and craggy rock faces. It is the gateway to the French Riviera and Provence, whose scenic roads have been …

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Domaine de Fontenille Vineyards
Hotels Provence & Cote d'AzurMary Kay SealesStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Dream in French During a Stay at Le Domaine de Fontenille

“Even one night at this place is an unforgettable experience.” – Mary Kay Seales after her stay at this luxury property, in Provence, with her two sisters. Just a bit north of Aix-en-Provence near the tiny medieval village of Lauris is the stylish and architecturally perfect Domaine de Fontenille, on the …

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Chassagnette Vegetarian Restaurant Camargue
Philippe GoninetRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

La Chassagnette in Camargue is a Perfect Vegetarian Restaurant

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Going to La Chassagnette restaurant is rather an experience. Located 15 minutes south of Arles in Le Sambuc (about 50 minutes from St Remy de Provence), it is tucked in the middle of Camargue in a little peace heaven. Chef Armand Arnal who is leading …

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Provence Poppy Field View @keith_vansickle
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleLocals Travel Tips

Travel Tips for Provence a Starter Kit

Contributor blog post by Keith Sickle: Thinking of visiting Provence, the land of glorious lavender fields and charming hilltop villages?  Good for you! But planning a trip to a new destination can be challenging. Where do you begin? What you need is a Provence Starter Kit!  And here it is. …

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