Ancient Glanum St Remy de Provence
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Glanum Glorious Views Near St Remy de Provence

Glanum a Roman oppidum, protected by its fortified walls once housed a flourishing community. The settlement stood on a hillside in the shadow of the rocky, crests of the Alpilles slopes. The Franks in 260AD destroyed Glanum. The population was forced to resettle on the valley floor, giving rise to St Remy de …

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Taking Root in Provence Book cover #Provence #Books
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Christmas in Provence

Dutch-born Anne-Marie Simons is a traveller. She studied in Paris, worked in Brussels and then moved to the United States where for a long time she worked only to support her travel-bug. Today, Anne-Marie and her husband Oscar reside in Aix-en-Provence where she continues to hone her writing. The following …

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Provence Cooking Classes #Provence #Gourmet @ProvenceCook
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste

Bouillabaisse Discovery at Provence Gourmet Cooking Classes

Gilles Conchy says it was Provencal food and family ties that tugged him back to Provence after four years in California. Although, he admits that he could still be a “California boy.” The sandy, windswept beaches and seemingly endless sunny days of the southwest U.S. fit like a second skin …

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Where to Fly From Marseille Airport

By aixcentric Here is a list of 89 flight destinations from Marseille, a useful link. However, now we are moving into November, quite a few of the services are suspended until the spring. For instance London flights continue but we will have to wait til March to fly directly to …

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St Maries Abrivado St Maries de la Mer Camargue View Provence @PerfProvence
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St Maries de la Mer the Abrivado of the Year in Provence

Camargue the Bouches du Rhône The Camargue is the end of the watery road for the Rhone River. The Rhone finally dips its tentacles in the Mediterranean some 813 kilometres from its glacial source in Switzerland. From a frigid, violent start the water reaches the river delta and lazily unfolds, …

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Expat Living and Real EstateHilda StearnLiving in Provence

The long road well travelled

Hilda Stearn entertains us with her story about how a made-in-Italy, Spanish-registered car from London meets Provence’s paperasse.

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Two Very Different Faces of Marseille

By aixcentric Marseille is changing so so fast. The Terrasses du Port which opened this spring provides a 21st century, glossy, global shopping experience with chic restaurants with white linen-clad tables overlooking la grande bleue. And just steps away, the vaults beneath Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric       

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Making the Most of Monaco

By aixcentric With not one but two Grimaldi babies due at the end of the year, it’ll be all eyes on the Palais Princier de Monaco. Although we have visited Monaco at various times, I hadn’t realised that in fact you can go for a tour inside the palace. Speed …

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La Rotunde Aix-en-Provence City of Water
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Visit Aix-en-Provence the Provencal City of Water Fountains

Aix en Provence is often referred to as the city of water. The Romans settled here in part due to ready access to natural springs. As the town began to take shape during the Middle Ages, there were hundreds of fountains created for domestic use. Today there are only about …

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Provencal Mysteries Unveiled in Provence Mysterious

Provencal postcards are dominated by fields of purple-lavender rows, stoic sunflowers against cobalt-sky backdrops, gnarled grapevines burdened with ripening fruit and endless groves of olive trees. It is highly unlikely that demons, demigods, bat caves and sorcery are images that pop into your mind when a friend says they are going to …

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