Ventoux Wines
Cheryl ShufflebothamTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Will Ventoux Wines Become Côtes du Rhône?

The smooth, bold red wines that fall under the Ventoux AOC, formerly known as Côtes du Ventoux, are distinct from the neighbouring Côtes du Rhône wines. I actually prefer them, but again I am no expert on wine or anything for that matter.All I know is that I like the …

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Markets Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Markets of Provence and the Cote d’Azur a Reference Guide

Welcome to our resource guide for the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. This article is a reference directory to some of the better-known markets, producers’ markets and a few more. It would be impossible to list every market in the region, and at the end of the day, …

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Pernes les Fontaines Fountains
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Pernes les Fontaines Spend an Afternoon Touring the Fountains

It felt like we were on a treasure hunt. Armed with a map, and aided by a few directional markers our goal was to see all 40 fountains scattered inside the old defensive walls of Pernes le Fontaines. A visit to the village of Pernes les Fontaines, in the Vaucluse, …

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hilltop village of Venasque
ExploreOur House in Provence

Visit the beautiful village of Venasque for Lunch at Les Remparts Restaurant

Contributor blog post by Michel: We frequently take day trips from Sablet to explore the hilltop villages of the Luberon. To get there, we drive down the D4, a scenic route that takes you across Carpentras before it becomes a narrow winding road flanked by cherry orchards until it passes below …

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April in Provence
Ashley TinkerExploreWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Find out What is Happening: April Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Punnets full of the best tasting strawberries you’ve ever imagined have arrived at the local veg shop. There are new leaves on the trees and yes, it’s my birthday month! The locals say that the season officially starts at Easter. To mark this, it …

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Cairanne views and wine tasting @OurhouseinProvence
Our House in ProvenceRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Visit Cairanne for lunch at Le Tourne au Verre Restaurant

Contributor blog post by Michel: As I have told you previously, we were in Sablet last fall with our Michigan friends Steve and Mary. The wines of Cairanne have recently been elevated to cru status—placing them in the same category as those of Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (though they cost far …

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Brocante and Lily of the Valley @Vauclusedreamer
InspireJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts

A Provencal day of Brocante and Lily of the Valley

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: From the middle of the week I could see that today was shaping up to be a busy day. Not that I had a list of things that had to be done, but more because I’d seen signs for 3 local ‘Vide Grenier’ events …

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Garden Furniture @Hildast
Hilda StearnInspireShopping & Gifts

Garden Furniture Impulse buy or 3 year search

Perhaps it is the weather or the hunt for a bargain that drives literally thousands of people to visit a brocante (second-hand markets) especially in the summer. Well-known places such as Isle-sur-la Sorgue seamlessly blend antiques with second hand goods. I have never known what is a bargain and what …

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Vintage Parisian Cartes Postales #Broccante @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerInspireShopping & Gifts

Vintage Parisian Architecture Postcards

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: I was at the Carpentras flea market a couple weeks ago and came upon this 1920s album. I couldn’t help myself when I saw that the book was being sold with postcards as well. Despite most likely paying too much, the first 3 pages …

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Gigondas Village Vaucluse Cote du Rhone Exploring Rhone Valley Wines
ExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Exploring with Provence Authentic Tours

Jessica and Elodie are celebrating an anniversary. These tourism graduates launched their travel agency Provence Authentic one year ago, in January 2015. Originally from Lyon, Jessica has lived in Provence for a decade, and Elodie is local. She was born in Carpentras, only 15kms away from their headquarters in Vacqueyras. …

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