View #Gordes Hotel Petit Palais d'Aglae @petitpalaisdaglae
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Le Petit Palais d’Aglaé Gordes New Boutique Hotel

Cantilevered to a Luberon hillside are the striking remains of an ancient oppidum and its defensive dry-stone walls; Gordes can rightly boast about its ranking among les Plus Beaux Villages de France. However, at the height of Provence’s tourist season this town, with its single thoroughfare, becomes a ghastly traffic …

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Jam Un Jour a la Campagne @IsabellaIbba
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

Jam for is Not Just for Breakfast in Provence

Isabelle Jouhanneau makes her Un Jour à la Campagne jams the traditional way; in copper pots with fresh ingredients and no additives. Originally from the Alpes de Haute Provence, she is now settled in the Luberon close to Bonnieux. Jouhanneau spent some time in Morocco, where she ran a tea shop, and …

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le Clos de Rohan @CobblestonesandVineyards
Bed & Breakfasts in ProvenceCheryl ShufflebothamStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Le Clos de Rohan – A Hidden Retreat in Provence

Hidden high in the hills above the village of Rustrel lies a true Provençal oasis of tranquillity. Enveloped by woods, hills, and fields of lavender, le Clos de Rohan is the Provence you are looking for. From the moment you enter the grounds, this soothing retreat will delight the senses, whisk …

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curried Vegetable Terrine @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste

Colourful Curried Vegetable Terrine

This Cocoa & Lavender is perfect for vegetarians, but we are pretty sure even your carnivore friends will be begging for seconds. David combines bright colours, fresh vegetable (in season) and a zesty curry flavour into an all-star dish.

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Provencal Menu: Summer Picnic

Summer holidays call for easy recipes and portable meals that work just as well at the beach as on a buffet table. This summer picnic menu is inspired by the endless sunny days and cicada-filled symphonies of Provence. Enjoy summer dining al fresco with these simple to make, easy to pack and delicious …

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Tuna Appetizer pate au thon Tastes Provence @CocoaandLavender
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste

Easy Tuna Appetizer: Pâté au Thon

In David’s Cocoa and Lavender post for Pâté au Thon he turns ordinary canned tuna into a masterpiece. The full recipe is below for what might just become your go-to “impress the guests” appetizer.

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Cycling in Provence #ExploreProvence @TableenProvence
ExplorePaula KaneStay Fit

Allez! Allez! Provence en Vélo

Provence: just one word conjures visions of endless blue skies, charming villages and miles and miles of smooth roads to be ridden. One of the things I miss most when not in France is riding my bike. I know, I know… you’re thinking, what? Don’t you miss the food, the …

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Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Let Out Your Inner Artist in Provence

Inspired by the scenery to let out your inner artist the Ateliers Fourwinds Artist Retreat located just outside of Aureille it is a perfect venue for aspiring artists of all types. Or perhaps your inner artist could gain inspiration from American artist Jill Steenhuis who now paints Cezannes Provence. You can …

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Fennel Tomato Soup Pastis @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

Provence in a Bowl Fennel Tomato Soup with Pastis

In his easy recipe, David has combined iconic tastes of Provence – tomatoes, fennel and Pastis – into a bowl (original Cocoa & Lavender post here). In summer months, local market stands showcase tomatoes of every description from trendy multi-coloured heirloom varieties to a Provencal version of the juicy beefsteak to tiny …

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Goat Cheese Village Banon Cross Alpes Haute Provence
ExploreGinger and NutmegRoad Trips South of France

Goat Cheese and the Village of Banon

Check out the Luberon views high up on the hill in the village of Banon. It is a great place for a hike or lunch, and home to the fastest dog in France, Dabir a Saluki. If you are lucky enough to be there in lavender season enjoy the brilliant shades of …

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