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InspireMary Kay SealesShopping & Gifts

Côte d’Azur Shopping to Get Me Through The Winter Blues Back Home

I have the incredible luxury of spending time in France every summer. Starting in 2000, when my daughter was still in junior high, my husband and I made it our priority to travel to France every year (rather than remodel the kitchen or build a new deck). We loved Paris, …

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Uzes Restaurant in Places des Herbes @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Winter Market in Uzes: It’s Not Quite the Same

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: If you’ve visited the Saturday Market in Uzes during tourist season and hate the crowds, you should be here in February. The market is almost the same, minus the throngs of people. This weekend’s market day was sunny and cold — a crisp 45 …

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Dusting of snow on the tops of the hills near Lyon
ExploreJulie WhitmarshWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Take a Mid-Winter break in Provence 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: There is something about arriving in the Vaucluse that just makes the stress slip from our shoulders and today’s arrival in the depths of winter was no different. Travelling at this time of year is a little bit more complicated than during the summer …

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Saint Saturnin les Apt @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Winter Day Out in Provence to Visit Saint Saturnin les Apt

I love exploring Provence in the winter. It’s quiet and you can linger in the streets of small towns to appreciate the little details such as potted plants adorably shoved onto windowsills. Or, the particular stunning shade of peach on a weather-beaten shutter. Provencal Weather in Winter: People often ask …

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ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

A Colourful Circular Winter Walk In Provence

I’ve mentioned before that Winter is a great time to visit Provence – of course, it can be frigid, thanks to the clear night skies and subsequent frosts, but the days can be stunning with bright blue skies, little or no breeze and the fantastic light that cheers you up …

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Main CourseMartine Bertin-PetersonPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste

A warming winter recipe – Duck Confit

I held a terrific Goût et Voyage cooking class/dinner party this past Saturday night. My clients have a beautiful home and were gracious hosts. Our meal started with tapenade noire on baguette slices and Champagne. The salad featured wine poached pears, endive, gorgonzola and walnuts with a pear vinaigrette. The main course starred …

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Nice Old Town Cote d'Azur
ExploreWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Nice in the winter – Experience Nice a new way

Traditionally the French Riviera, and Nice in particular, was a winter resort. It served as a destination for the upper echelons to escape harsh northern winters amongst their own. Today Nice in the winter is a largely local affair – which means less hustle, bustle and fewer crowds to contend …

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Renovation in Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Julie Whitmarsh

Bring on Winter in Provence the Woodburner has been fitted 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: The last 2 days have gone by in a blur of builders, rubble & dust, but it’s been worth it. Having got rid of the hideous pellet burner (affectionately known as Growler) back in August, we’d been keeping our fingers well and truly crossed …

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Winter Salad Recipe @MirabeauWine
Maison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Two delicious French Winter Salads

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @MirabeauWine: Somehow salads get short shrift in winter, yet this is probably the time when we need vitamins the most to get through the cold period. I enjoy eating and making salads all year round and like to add richer ingredients in autumn and …

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Citrons de Menton Citrus Festival #Menton @AccessRiviera
Rebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Menton’s Lemon Festival: A Zesty Au Revoir to Winter!

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Menton on the French-Italian border is blessed with high sunshine hours and it is this climate that supports the growth of citrus fruits, in particular the famous Mentonnais lemon. Each year in February the town celebrates its citrusy wonders by hosting Fête du Citron, literally …

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