La Table de Nicolas St Remy de Provence
Keith Van SickleRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Try A La Table de Nicolas for Fresh Dining in St-Remy

Dining in St Remy de Provence It’s difficult to become certified as a Master Restaurateur in France. Not only do you have to be able to cook at a high level, but everything must be homemade, not thawed or reheated.  When you find a restaurant with a Maître Restauranteur in …

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September Yoga Retreat Provence La Belle Vie Mas de l'Amarine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

September Yoga Retreat in Provence

Yoga Retreat in Provence La Belle Vie team is back for a September yoga retreat in St Remy de Provence from September 20-26, 2019. The peaceful setting at Mas de l’Amarine remains the anchor for the yoga program. Building on the success of their retreat in October 2018, the itinerary …

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Summer Festivals Events Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Summer Festivals and Events in Provence 2019

What’s On? During the summer in Provence and the Côte d’Azur, daytime temperatures range from warm to hot. So, you don’t need an excuse to laze by the pool. At this time of year, the lavender is in bloom and the sunflowers put on a spectacular floral show. From music …

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June Lavender Tour Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

June Lavender Tour in Provence Experience the Magic

Magical Lavender Spotting a lavender field in flower for the first time is magical, but it’s the fragrance that is heavenly. The tiny plants stretch towards the horizon, like small purple streams. It’s little wonder why you see so many images of people posing against this stunning backdrop. Lavender fields, …

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Guide Chateaux Alpilles Castles les Baux de Provence Guide Chateaux Alpilles
Inspire: Art & CultureKeith Van SickleProvencal History & Traditions

A Guide to the Chateaux of the Alpilles Hilltop Castles

Chateaux Guide the Alpilles Castles If you’ve spent time in the Alpilles, the small mountain range near St-Rémy-de-Provence, you’ve probably spotted a medieval chateau or two. Some are hard to miss, like the magnificent chateau and fortified city of Les Baux. Others are little more than piles of rubble. The …

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Eggplant Cakes Pesto Sauce Papeton Aubergines
AppetizerGuest PostProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Eggplant Cakes with a Pesto Sauce to Start the Evening

They prepared several delicious dishes for the evening, but these Eggplant Cakes in a Tomato Pesto Sauce were my favourite. You can serve this recipe as an appetizer, the first course for a dinner party or even at lunchtime with a green salad. Think of this as a savoury cake. Once the eggplant is cooked, simply combine with the rest of the ingredients and bake. The dish can be served with the pesto sauce (below), a tomato sauce or combine the two for a rich flavour experience.

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Vincent Van Gogh Carrieres de Lumieres Le Baux de Provence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureJulie Whitmarsh

Vincent Van Gogh at Carrières de Lumières

By Vaucluse Dreamer: Finally! Carrières de Lumières It’s always good to finally tick something off the list of things you have wanted to do for a while – last year it was finally getting to see the Fête du Citron (now to be an annual event for us) and yesterday …

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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2019

Spring Events in Provence Spring in Provence is absolutely lovely. As is the case with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but expect the odd rain storm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. In March and April, …

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Hot Air Ballooning Provence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Up Up and Away Hot Air Ballooning in Provence

By Ashley Tinker: Hot Air Ballooning in Provence A couple months ago we were invited on a hot air balloon ride with AeroProvence. I think Tom, the owner, felt obligated with my enthusiastic likes and comments on all his instagram posts of fields and fields of lavender. Experiencing a ride …

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Carrières de Lumières Paris Van Gogh 1
Inspire: Art & CultureKeith Van SickleWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Carrières de Lumières now in Paris and Provence

Carrières de Lumières Art Shows One of the most popular visitor sites in Provence is the Carrières de Lumières (Quarries of Light). It draws over half a million visitors annually. Located in the massive and interconnected rooms of an abandoned quarry next to Les Baux-de-Provence, it’s a magical sound and …

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