Lavender fields #Provence via @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExplore

Looks like a good year in Provence

By David Taylor The warm dry weather conditions are perfect for the lavender and olive trees. The lavender is showing its first shimmering of colour, which will be in bloom in a matter of weeks whilst the olive trees are full of young flower buds that will soon become our …

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Blue Provence #Provence @DreamyProvence
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Into the blue of Provence…a hint of summer

Feels like the start of summer here in Provence……… the light is incredible……. translucent…… and the blue sky is electrifying!  The region has started to warm up.  It started in early May – the chill of the early morning and evening has gone making way for a soft warm feeling. …

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Ingredients for Tomato Jam by @Hildast
CondimentHilda StearnProvencal RecipesTaste

Would you like to try some Tomato Jam

Hilda visited Forcalquier with some friends in the fall and stayed at a charming B&B. The cool temperatures in Haute Provence allowed for some local exploring and a bit of eating. Keep reading to learn about tomato jam: Breakfast in France is so very different to home, and this was …

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Mediterranean Calanques Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Perfectly Provence Moments by Jane Satow

Jane Satow is many things, a wife, mother, good friend and private guide. You can read more about her company Provence Cultural Tours and two unique yoga retreats in Provence here. After ten years in France, Jane gets asked by clients and friends who are visiting to share her favourite …

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Black Diamonds Truffles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocal Food ProducersLocals Travel TipsTaste

Local’s Tips from a Truffle Hunter for Perfectly Provence

11-years ago, Lisa and Johann Pepin switched corporate jobs for a rural lifestyle and became expats (Lisa). This Franco-American couple live in Provence at Les Pastras a property that Johann’s grandfather bought in the 1970s. You can read their full story and more details on Les Pastras truffle hunting and …

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Calanque En Vau Calanques Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Provencal Yogi Shares Her Perfectly Provence

We asked yoga instructor Sabrina Sadeghi Millecamps if she would help us uncover what makes Provence unique to both visitors and residents. “When I first came to France, I was surprised at how little was on offer in terms of yoga – studios, classes and retreats. Provence has all the …

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Clos Saint Paul #Mazan #Rentals #Provence @ClosSaintPaul
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocals Travel TipsMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Discover Taste Relax With Local’s Tips For Mazan and the Vaucluse

It is understandable that Canadians will do practically anything to avoid winter, but skipping out in those few short months of summer… Well, maybe if you are heading to Provence. If you like the sounds of that plan, then read this article on Clos Saint Paul a rental property that …

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Truffle Dogs #Provence #Truffles
Local Food ProducersTaste

The Truffle Dogs in Provence and Black Gold

In both Italy and France the hunt for truffles is aided by dogs and even pigs. Often female pigs are able to smell out the “black gold” without training, where as dogs do require special training. We had the opportunity to visit some truffle experts at Truffe Noire de Haute-Provence who have …

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Perfectly Provence Window #Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Simply France Perfectly Provence Moments

The simple of life in the South of France was the inspiration for Dawn Slieter’s company Simply France with Dawn (you can read the previous post here). These are her ideas of #PerfectlyProvence moments: #Discover Cotes du Rhone wines: Compare a Chateauneuf-du-Pape with a more reasonable Rhone blend and discover …

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Walking in Provence East #Provence #Hiking
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Two Guidebooks for Walking in Provence

Fancy a walk through lavender fields? Do you want to get away from the crowds on the coast? Did you know there are 60 kinds of orchids in one national park? In two recently published guidebooks Walking in Provence East and Walking in Provence West by author Janette Norton, you …

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