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Saturday Market in Pezenas, France

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: As you know by now, market day is my favorite time to visit new places in France. Saturday Market in Uzes is a hard act to follow. Pezenas isn’t far behind. One of the “most beautiful towns” in Languedoc Pezenas, which is considered to …

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

Where to find Truffle Markets in Provence

November marks the start of the black diamond season in Provence (and other parts of France). Proof that good looks are not everything the Tuber Melanosporum or black truffle looks a bit like a lump of coal that sells for 1-2000 Euros/kilogram. Intensely pungent the ‘diamond of the kitchen’ has …

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Author PJ Adams
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Author PJ Adams is Legally Intoxicated by Provence

Sparkling azure waters, chilled pink wine, cicada-led symphonies and the market aromas of rotisserie chickens it is easy to see how one might get drunk on the sensory indulgence of Provence. Intoxicating PJ Adams grew up in California where she studied, before heading to the London School of Economics. Her …

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Massage Bien-être Alpilles @NancyGandon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Relax in the Alpilles with a Massage Bien-être by Nancy

What could be more relaxing than a massage in the heart of the Parc naturel régional des Alpilles? Nancy Gandon was born across the Rhône River from the Palais des Papes, in Villeneuve lez Avignon a village with this tagline “La Provence côté Languedoc.” The mighty river serves as the …

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Mussels Provencal Moules farcies à la provençale via @ProvenceCook
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Fresh Mussels Provencal Style by Provence Gourmet

Where Paris restaurants trip over themselves to serve up Belgium-style, (that might raise a few French eyebrows) moules-frites to the tourist crowd, Provencal chefs are happy with their variations. Mussel farming is the highest volume shellfish industry in Europe. However, it is by no means contemporary, shellfish cultivation on wooden …

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Cassis Provence
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Photographer and Writer Paul Shawcross Shares his Provence

France got in the way of Spain. That might be the way Paul Shawcross would describe his first taste of France in 1979. His plan was to drive through France en-route to discovering Spain. He stopped at a campground in Millau, part of the amazing Tarn River Gorge. It was …

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