Locals Tip St Remy #StRemy @frenchessence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsVicki Archer

“Where To” In Saint Rémy de Provence #1

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE IS A SMALL TOWN FULL OF SURPRISES. It is a town small enough to feel like a village but large enough to have everything and more. My first visit in 1995 set in motion a whole new life. Simply, I fell …

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Savon de Marseille #Soap #Marseille #SavondeMarseille @PerfProvence
Lifestyle: Art & CulturePhilippe GoninetShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Best Savons de Marseille in Provence

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Since the 17th Century, Marseille has been a leading manufacturer of the soap know as « Savon de Marseille ». In 1688, King Louis XIV established the rules for the production of the savon de Marseille. He required the use of large cauldrons and pure olive …

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Joel Durand Chocolate #StRemy #TastesofProvence @PhilipRemDePro
Local Food Producers in ProvencePhilippe GoninetTaste: Food & Drink

Joel Durand Chocolate Maker in Saint Remy

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Acclaimed chocolate maker Joel Durand is probably one of my favourite treat. Joel established his shop nearly 20 years ago and has since then confirmed that he was one of the best. He offers a unique selection of 30 different ganache chocolate with subtle …

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Transhumance Provence St Remy @PerfProvence
Ginger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

History of Transhumance in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: If you are lucky enough to be in Provence in time for the traditional movement of sheep and livestock (spring and fall) you might catch a transhumance as the animals head to greener pastures. Although, this is really for tourists and kids now it remains …

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Joel Durand Chocolate #StRemy #TastesofProvence @PhilipRemDePro
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursPhilippe Goninet

Saint Remy de Provence: What’s new 2016

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Saint Remy is alive again… After a relaxing winter, recharging my batteries, I am now ready for the new season and will share some of my new finds with you….Easter week end is traditionally the season  kick off ! All hotels and shops are …

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Chateau Dalmeran #WinesofProvence Les Alpilles #AOPLesBauxdeProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau Dalmeran 10th Food and Wine Contest

Domaine Dalmeran is nestled against the Alpilles a short distance from Saint Etienne du Grès and a few kilometres from St Remy de Provence. Despite its proximity to these villages the isolated vineyard, is an “island” of vines invisible from the road — the Via Domitia – an ancient Roman road …

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Saignon fountain in the square @JaneDunning
Jane DunningStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provencal dilemmas the three Cs Countryside Coast or City

I’m a real Francophile and have stayed in more than one hundred towns, cities, villages and hamlets in France. Twenty-two of these have been in Provence, the shortest for one night, the longest for four months. Every time I plan a trip to Provence, the dilemma is where to choose… …

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#Lavender l'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque #Provence @ShutrsSunflowrs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsRoad Trips South of France

Provence Travel Tips from Caroline Longstaffe

Recently, we introduced you to Shutters and Sunflowers, a blog about the Provencal landscape and many other things that inspire Caroline Longstaffe to write. Please read the full story here. The Longstaffe family lived in Provence for about 18 months in 2012-13 and were smitten. We asked Caroline if she …

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Chateau d’Estoublon Wines Provence Les Baux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Lunch and 3 other reasons to visit Chateau d’Estoublon

My birthday falls on the same date every year, and I had certainly dropped enough hints that maybe my hubby should plan something to acknowledge the day. Instead, at 12:45 pm we were headed towards Arles without any sort of agenda other than I suggested a visit to Abbey de …

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Barrage de Malpasset Frejus #Malpasset #Frejus #Provence @PerfProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & TraditionsRoad Trips South of France

3 Must-do Adventures in Provence

With its sobering history the story of the incredible Malpasset Dam that ruptured on December 2, 1959 killing 421 is definitely worth a visit if you are near Fréjus. For a relaxing drive through an uncrowded part of Provence the Vallee de Jabron in Haute Provence has stunning vistas with …

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