Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat'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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Ardeche Ideas Day Trips Uzès
Barefoot BloggerExploreRoad Trips South of France

Ideas for Day Trips from Uzès

By Barefoot Blogger: For visitors to Uzès there’s always something to keep you busy. If you’re not shopping on market day or wandering through the ancient town and discovering its charming streets and alleyways, you’re walking beside the stream in the Valle du l’Eure. Perhaps you would like to venture …

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French Doctor Visit Interrogation
Expat Living and Real EstateKeith Van SickleLiving in Provence

A French Doctor Visit “The Interrogation” Médical

The following is an excerpt from my second book Are We French Yet? Keith & Val’s Adventures in Provence. Bad Timing Three days before leaving on a long trip to France, I swerved to avoid a squirrel while riding my bike, which caused me to crash and break my wrist. …

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Lirac Wines Vineyard Château de Montfaucon
Jill BarthTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Road Trip to Taste the Lirac Wines

France’s Rhône River runs north to south, beginning in the Swiss Alps and eventually finding its way to the Mediterranean Sea. Populating its banks are world-renowned vineyards, divided into Northern and Southern designations, the latter of which includes the Lirac Cru. In a valley where wines are classified by region – not …

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Wines of Provence Rhone Valley
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Wines of Provence Understanding the Colours and Terminology

“The Allure of Provence and its Wines” was previously published in Culinaire Magazine (June 2016). This updated article includes additional reading, travel tips, and details on wine colour production and terminology. Mention Provence to a friend and they likely have a mental image that involves cobalt skies, cicadas and lavender …

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Spring Produce April Events Provence
Ashley TinkerExploreWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s On? April Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: April Tendencies in Provence So I’m perhaps little nuts but at this time of year, I love to sit in the evening with a glass of wine, talk to my man and shell fresh peas. Those plump lovelies are so delicious it’s worth the …

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Mas d'Augustine Luxury B&B Expat Life Flowers in Bloom
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Expat Life in France and the Opportunity to Run a Luxury B&B

Relocating to the South of France is often a lifestyle choice, for those seeking a milder climate and slower pace of life. However, it is not every couple who willingly choose to spend their semi-retirement years managing a boutique, 5-bedroom B&B in a new country. In December 2010, Jane and …

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Travel Provence Drome Dentelles de Montmirail
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Sophie’s Travel in Provence Explores the Authentic Mediterranean Lifestyle

Combining Passions into Work Born in Provence, Sophie Bergeron is bilingual (English and French) and fully conversant in the realm of local wines. Her technical studies at Université de Vin in Suze la Rousse and the WSET certification transitioned into work at several Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards, including Domaine de la Janasse. In 2016, …

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Experience Provence Explore More Tour Alpilles Villages Provence
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How are you Going to Experience Provence? Be our Guest

It would be difficult to call Emily Durand an expat at this stage. After living in the South of France for more than two decades, Emily is wholly immersed in the region with her family. Once the kids reached school age, she decided it was her time to launch a …

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Roman Antique Theatre Orange France
Barefoot BloggerExplore

Three Very Good Reasons to Visit Orange, France

Not everyone who goes to Provence makes a stop in Orange, France. I’m not sure why because it’s not that far from popular places like Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Plus, it’s an extraordinary place to visit. I’ve been to visit Orange, France three times now. For three different reasons. The first …

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