Provence Spring flowers along roadways
ExploreJulie Whitmarsh

It’s Nice to be Back in Provence and Spring has Arrived!

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Spring is in the air in Provence: Once again we have flung open the shutters on the house, switched the hot water on, filled the fridge & checked the tyres on the bikes. Over the last year (and it really is nearly a year since …

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Fresh Asparagus Season photo credit Tasha Powell
Barbara SchuerenbergProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

The Tastes of Spring a Salad with Fresh Asparagus and Parmesan

When the almond blossoms fill the sky with a pink hue, you know that Spring produce will quickly follow. Bright green asparagus seems to be the harbinger of the longer, warmer days ahead. This simple salad highlights the flavours of the fresh green asparagus with a tangy bite of citrus and hint of parmesan.

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Spring Pea Soup
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

An Easy Recipe for Spring Pea Soup

The markets of Provence literally spring to life at this time of year with fresh asparagus, young lettuces and the first peas of the season. To celebrate the season of rebirth after a cold winter enjoy this recipe for Spring Pea Soup.

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Asparagus Recipe @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

Spring in Provence: Quick Love Asparagus Recipe

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: The first asparagus has arrived in the markets. Steamed for about 10 minutes, a drizzle of olive oil, shavings of parmesan and then a soft free range boiled egg – perfect for lunch in the spring sunshine. Via:: Accommodation in Provence          

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Asparagus with Deep Fried Egg @Masdaugustine
Gary and Jane LangtonLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

A Spring Dish Asparagus with Deep Fried Eggs and Parmesan

Its asparagus season in France and there is no better way to enjoy this wonderful vegetable than dipped into a soft-centred egg. Just add a little freshly grated parmesan cheese and the combination is perfect.

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Vaucluse Travel Tips
AixcentricExplore

Springtime in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Here is a useful link for ideas of outings in the Vaucluse. It covers vineyards, bike-hire and cycle routes, antiques fairs and also has details of discounts and promotions for accommodation. …Continue reading here for travel tips, family fun and tons of things to do in …

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Learn French this Spring
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

Want to Learn French? Try Free Online Language Lessons This Spring

In the past, most language classes followed a similar scholastic approach, typically involving the memorisation of verbs, tenses and sentence structures. The process is the same whether students were attempting to conquer one of the romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian or Catalan), a Germanic tongue, a Slavic dialect or …

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Art Expo in Provence @Aixcentric
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire

Spring in Provence and New Art – is on its way

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The beginning of March sees the opening of new shows in Arles and also over at the Carrières de Lumières at Les Baux. Starting with the Fondation Van Gogh, it is a pleasure to see that they will have 8 of his paintings on show, …

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Spring in Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

It’s spring in Provence – officially!

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: It’s incredible how over the last fortnight so much plant life has burst into colour. The cherry trees as always are spectacular giving a white shimmer to the hillside, some are already turning and will soon be producing delicious red cherries. As sure as eggs …

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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild Fete de Roses @Culturespaces
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild Blooms into Spring Festival of Flowers

Images from La Belle Èpoque (1871-1914) on the French Riviera generate the impression of a whimsical golden era brimming with pleasurable pursuits and indulgences. It was a time of pure fantasy; the stuff little girls might dream of — castles, palatial homes, ball gowns and glass slippers. For Madame Ephrussi, …

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