Provence Gourmet Getaway Olives
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Provence Fall Weekend Gourmet Getaway in the Olives

Take a November Break Sadly, the month of November does not have the relaxed feel of those long mid-July days, the stress of back-to-school (la rentrée) in September, or the anticipation of the December holidays. So, why not insert a bit of excitement into this dull month and gather some …

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Christmas Le Domaine de Palerme Magnolias suite bedroom
Bed & Breakfasts in ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

A Family Christmas in Provence at Le Domaine de Palerme

Head to the South of France After years of the same old holiday routines, the Christmas stockings are looking a bit ragged and plum pudding it still not your favourite dessert. Why not change it up this year and spend a week in Provence? Domaine de Palerme is available for a …

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Domaine de Palerme Exterior
Bed & Breakfasts in ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Delightful Le Domaine de Palerme for a Poetic Stay in Provence

According to my phone, “You have arrived.” Good thing for the warning, as I might have missed the small entry sign for le Domaine de Palerme. Discrete might be a good descriptor for this property located only a couple kilometres from the heart of lively L’Isle sur la Sorgue. The …

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Thursday Markets Vaucluse
Julie WhitmarshMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Thursday Markets in Provence Another Reason to Cycle in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I like Thursdays for many reasons. Not only is it nearly the weekend, or a chance for yoga both in the U.K. and here in France, but there’s also a good handful of Thursday markets to choose from in the Vaucluse. There’s the lovely …

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Buying Real Estate Buying Property Provence Home
Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Buying Real Estate in Provence Understand the Benefits of a Buyer’s Agent

Before spending time in Provence, I had never heard of a buyer’s agent. To a North American with the benefits of a transparent residential real estate market, the concept seemed vague and excessive. In Canada, we have Multiple Listing Services (MLS) which serves two purposes; “Unilateral offer of compensation by a …

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Sundays in the Luberon @VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie Whitmarsh

How to Spend a Sunday Pottering Around in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I always love Sundays in and around the Luberon, whether it’s an early morning start in the summer to head off bargain-hunting at the vide-grenier in a nearby village or a gentle cycle out for breakfast at the wonderful ‘Farmers’ Market’ at Coustellet. In …

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Cycling in Provence @VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

A morning cycling and an afternoon upcycling in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Cycling around this area is a delight and even when it’s overcast (like today) it is a perfect way to spend a few hours. After an early wake-up I thought I’d hop on the bike & head across to the lovely Thursday market at L’Isle …

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Vaucluse views of Mont Ventoux @VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshRoad Trips South of France

A 3-day Taster Trip to the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Where do I start? This last week has been lovely – the house has been full (a great test of the temporary fabric walls & open plan bathroom!) Not only has my eldest son been visiting with his girlfriend, but also my mum, so …

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Jam Un Jour a la Campagne @IsabellaIbba
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

Jam for is Not Just for Breakfast in Provence

Isabelle Jouhanneau makes her Un Jour à la Campagne jams the traditional way; in copper pots with fresh ingredients and no additives. Originally from the Alpes de Haute Provence, she is now settled in the Luberon close to Bonnieux. Jouhanneau spent some time in Morocco, where she ran a tea shop, and …

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Veronique Bienfait
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

Resolution Learn to Speak French in Provence

What promises did you make for 2016? No dessert? More exercise? Less rosé? (are you crazy!) Or is this the year that you have decided to learn to speak French? If your resolution is to improve your Français communication skills, then Véronique Bienfait is here to help you with language services …

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