Absinthe French Drink National Absinthe Day
Taste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Absinthe the French Drink with a Poor Reputation

Absinthe the Green Fairy Two highly-alcoholic beverages with herbal ingredients absinthe and pastis are both significantly linked to the food heritage of Provence. Absinthe is a spirit, not a liqueur as it does not contain sugar. Typically a green liquid, it is often referred to as “la fée verte” or “the green fairy.” …

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Provence Market Lifestyle Fashion Village Heart Scene
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Provence Market Provencal Lifestyle Inspired Fashion

Fashion: The Provence Market Michele and Jean-Marie are a husband and wife team with a vision, complementary work experiences and a passion for Provence. So why not leverage that textbook combination and create a new fashion brand – The Provence Market? As a traveller, one cannot help but feel how …

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January Events Provence
Ashley TinkerInspire: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Discover January Events in Provence – What’s On

By Ashley Tinker: Sea Urchins, Truffles, and Long Walks The villages of Provence become quiet after the holidays. People tend to stay in, stoke their living room fires, and leave a pot au feu (stew) on the stove for many hours. There are fewer festivals that celebrate one particular type …

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Hotel Le Saint-Remy Luxury Entrée
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Hotel Le Saint-Remy Delivers Cool 5-Star Luxury in Town

Chic Hotel Le Saint-Remy After a 20-month construction timeline, Le Saint-Remy opened its doors to hotel guests in August 2018. The 19th-century mansion constructed for Colonel Chambéry with its cour d’honneur (ceremonial courtyard) would have been majestic in its heyday, but more recently it was dilapidated. Didier Rivière leveraged his …

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Holidays Painting Provence Tessa Barker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Creative Holidays Painting Provence with Tessa Baker

An Artist in Provence Born in London, Tessa Baker’s spent her early years in the English countryside. Her creative education included Chelsea School of Art, and later at Slade School of Fine Arts. Baker also studied culinary arts in Switzerland. Fast forward, she has painted for over 30 years, and …

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Visit Saint Remy de Provence
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Our Top Local’s Picks for Your Visit to Saint Remy de Provence

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: Recently someone who only had four days to spend in Provence asked me if I had to choose between a visit to Aix-en-Provence or Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, which would it be. Preferably I’d find the time for both but as stunning a city as Aix is, …

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Ancient Glanum St Remy de Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Step Back in Time a Visit to Ancient Glanum in St Remy de Provence

Reflections on the Past There is no need to enter the Glanum archaeological site, located just outside the centre of St Remy de Provence, to view two well-preserved Roman structures. Known as “Les Antiques” these monuments – the Mausoleum and the oldest triumphal arch in France – were classified as …

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October Yoga Retreat Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

October Yoga Retreat in Provence it’s La Belle Vie

Yoga and Gourmet Food in Provence Does that sound too good to be true? Then book your spot for La Belle Vie Yoga Retreat (October 12-18, 2018) combines a talented group of yoga instructors, experienced foodies, and a beautiful venue, into a magical Provencal experience for the first time. All levels …

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Fun Things St Rémy de Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleVillages Towns and Cities

9 Fun Things To Do In St Rémy de Provence

St Rémy de Provence is one of the most charming towns in Provence. Nestled at the foot of the Alpilles Mountains and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, it’s a great place to spend a few days. Here are some fun things you can do while you’re there. Walk in …

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AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

A Trip to Arles: Cultural and Lunch Reasons to Visit this City

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Cultural Arles The newly-created arts and cultural centre, LUMA, based in the old railway sheds, has a handful of shows this summer and fall. Headlining them is Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016), an 80-work retrospective which will be taking place until 6th January. I …

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