Le Bistrot du Paradou
Our House in ProvenceRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Le Bistrot du Paradou, Most Enjoyable Dining in the Alpilles

One Friday a few months back, we had a date for a rendezvous with cousins Jean-Marc and Christine for dinner. It was my responsibility to choose a restaurant somewhere between Montpellier and Sablet. After making some calls, I landed on Le Bistrot du Paradou. I was informed they had one …

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Lumières des Alpilles JF Galeron
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspirePhotographers in Provence

Capturing Provencal Beauty in Photos Lumières des Alpilles

Local photographer Jean François Galeron shared that taking photos for his book Lumières des Alpilles was not difficult. Completing a photo journal dedicated to his corner of Provence was a project he had contemplated for over 30 years. The hard part was culling thousands of images into a stunning 212-page collection. …

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Francophile Holiday Gifts Provence 2018
InspireShopping & Gifts

Francophile Holiday Gifts from Provence for the Cooks on Your List

The retail stores and  shopping malls are decked with holiday decor signaling that it’s time to start thinking about gifts for everyone on your list. Fortunately, if there are cooks and food-lovers on your list, there are lots of options in price points that range from a few dollars to …

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Jardins d’Albertas Bouc-Bel-Air Provence
French Decor & GardensGinger and NutmegInspire

The Jardins d’Albertas of Bouc-Bel-Air and Casanova’s Visit in Provence

Whether fiction or not, Nutmeg thinks it is appropriate that Casanova the infamous Venetian writer, gambler and reputed womanizer is weaved into the history of les Jardins d’Albertas. This garden, owned by the Albertas family, is located just a few minutes outside of Aix-en-Provence in the town of Bouc-Bel-Air, where the ancient …

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Eygalieres market Butternut Squash Soup
Provencal RecipesSoupTaste

Easy Fall Soups a Recipe for Butternut Squash Soup with Mushrooms and Hazelnuts

This recipe for Butternut Squash Soup comes from Gilles at Provence Gourmet. It is perfect for the cooler weather months and a dish you might make in one of his cooking classes in the Fall.

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Candlebox Provence Orgon Selection d'ete
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Candlebox Provence Artisan Handcrafted Candles Made in France

It’s easy to get lost in the steady stream of beautiful images on Provencal-themed Instagram feeds. However, when these things come together – artisan techniques, made in Provence and gorgeous photos – I had to find out more about Candlebox Provence. Then suddenly I was almost embarrassed, the Candlebox atelier …

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

Markets of Provence and the Cote d’Azur a Reference Guide

Welcome to our resource guide for the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. This article is a reference directory to some of the better-known markets, producers’ markets and a few more. It would be impossible to list every market in the region, and at the end of the day, …

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Les Alpilles Vues du Ciel Photo Book
Books on ProvenceInspire

Provence Photo Book the Alpilles From the Air – Les Alpilles Vues du Ciel

Many of us love the Alpilles, the “little Alps” that rise between the famous Provencal towns of St-Rémy-de-Provence and Les Baux. Their craggy beauty dominates the surrounding landscape. But outside of taking an airplane ride, it is impossible to appreciate them from the air. Until now. Gilles Lagnel’s new book, …

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Buying Real Estate Buying Property Provence Home
Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Buying Real Estate in Provence Understand the Benefits of a Buyer’s Agent

Before spending time in Provence, I had never heard of a buyer’s agent. To a North American with the benefits of a transparent residential real estate market, the concept seemed vague and excessive. In Canada, we have Multiple Listing Services (MLS) which serves two purposes; “Unilateral offer of compensation by a …

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Restaurants Meals Provence
Ashley TinkerTaste

Understanding the Cost of Restaurants Meals in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: How much are you willing to pay for your meal at a restaurant in Provence? Sometimes the best meals are the most simple. There’s nothing more disappointing then paying good money for a meal you could have produced better yourself. Are Michelin star restaurant …

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