French Real Estate Terms Gardens
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real Estate

French Real Estate Terms to Know Before Buying

Buying Property anywhere should cause one to pause and reflect on the investment. However, in France, there are some nuances to the way the residential real estate market operates. In addition, there is associated terminology that is specific to the real estate transaction process that you should know before buying …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Food Trucks in Provence Delivering World Cuisine

Provence Food Trucks When you think of Provence, it’s unlikely that a food truck is a culinary image that springs to mind. However, the number of food trucks in the region is exploding. Most of these trucks are mobile, available to travel to private venues, public gatherings, markets and festivals. …

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Luberon Biking Routes Cycling
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

Luberon Biking Routes Cycling the Veloroute to Cucuron

By Vaucluse Dreamer: It’s been a long time since I last posted about a cycle ride in the area, that’s not because we haven’t been cycling, in fact, the opposite is true. This area is so good for cycling, and even though we thought we had been along most of …

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Provence Market Lifestyle Fashion Village Heart Scene
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

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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Gordes A Good Year Movie
ExploreOur House in Provence

Revisiting Film locations for “A Good Year” in Provence

I told you in a previous post that “A Good Year” starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard is my favourite American/British-made movie set in the South of France. The film is directed by Ridley Scott, who lives in the Luberon and is based on a Peter Mayle novel. The movie …

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Holidays Painting Provence Tessa Barker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided 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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Garden Abbaye de Valsaintes
French Decor & GardensInspireJulie Whitmarsh

The Remarkable Garden at Abbaye de Valsaintes is a Must Visit

I have always loved gardens, although I have to admit to not being a great gardener myself. A summer garden with deep herbaceous borders, filled with the scent and colour of roses is always a delight and we have some delightful ones around us in the UK, such as this …

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Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Atelier de Couleurs Workshop in Menerbes Where Period Furniture Gets a New Look

Artistic Menerbes Once you have visited the hilltop village of Menerbes, it is easy to understand why the Luberon and this town has enchanted so many. The charming main street compels you to pause and wander through an art gallery, or have a drink at one of the restaurants, particularly …

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

Visit My 3 Top Picks for Small but Perfect Provencal Markets

There is something wonderful about a traditional French market and over the years we’ve spent a considerable amount of time ambling around them in different towns across the Country. The nice thing is that each area expresses its own identity through its markets – with the wonderful seafood stalls, full …

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Mas des Sens Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Mas des Sens is a Provençal Oasis in the Luberon Valley

I really don’t want to share this one, I really don’t. But it’s pure kindness that makes me not withhold. In the Luberon valley, just below Bonnieux and Lacoste, lies an oasis of perfection called Mas des Sens. Le mas is a gorgeously manicured property in a quiet, rural location and …

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