Lavender Fields Travel Provence Lavender
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

The Purple Beauty of Provence: Lavender

Lavender is the purple beauty of Provence; it is a big industry in France and the key to essential oil production. Tourists and locals flock to see the fields in full blooming glory. The timeframe changes annually depending on weather, but typically some fields are ready by late June, and …

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ExploreLost in Provence

The Lavender Harvest in Provence a Video

Contributor blog post by Lost in Provence: Perhaps nothing says Provence more than vast fields of fragrant purple lavender. But like everything in this land of rich agriculture, lavender is more than just a backdrop for beautiful photos. Lost in Provence set out to learn more about lavender’s history, how …

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Barefoot BloggerExploreLocals Travel Tips

For the Love of Lavender 

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Had the Barefoot Blogger known lavender fields are so close to Uzes, and how fabulous they are in person, I would have been visiting them much before now. Thank goodness I found out how to get to some of the best fields this year. …

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Lavender Mont Ventoux @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExplore

The Lavender is at its best at Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: July is without doubt one of my favourite months, its reliably hot, notably this year being very settled with above average temperatures. One can breakfast outside and take lunch in the shade of the plane trees. The balmy evening temperatures are perfect too for …

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Recipe for Eggplant Gratin
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste

Recipe for Eggplant Gratin with Parmesan and Tomatoes

Let me start by saying this is not eggplant parmesan. Yes, it has eggplant and includes Parmigiano-Reggiano, but it is not the dish you might expect. This side dish is delicious in every season. Serve hot in the fall and winter and at room temperature other months. The eggplant is …

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Elegant Baked Apple Dessert
David Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Forget Pie Try this Elegant Baked Apple Dessert

I made this recipe for a spiced baked apple dessert as a guest post for my friend Ron who writes Lost in a Pot in Sweden. I think a few of you might have seen it, but a repost seems like a good idea. The best part? It is a …

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Fragrance of Aix-en-Provence by Rose et Marius
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

The Fragrance of Aix-en-Provence Bottled by Rose et Marius

How can you capture the spirit of a city in perfume? That was likely the question that Magali Fleurquin-Bonnard, the founder of Rose et Marius, a luxury perfume creator, asked herself. In collaboration with the Office de Tourisme d’Aix-en-Provence (tourism office), Rose et Marius created a unique fragrance that is …

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Provence Fall Festivals 2022
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Provence Fall Festivals to Discover 2022 Events

Festivals and Fall Events in Provence Fall in Provence directs you towards a heartier menu. Enjoy meat (lamb, wild boar, taureaux, rabbit, fowl) roasted with herbes de Provence, root vegetables and delicious red wine blends. At this time of year, the hiking is fabulous, biking is possible, and golfers might …

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Death in High Provence Book by George Bellairs
Books on ProvenceInspireMary Jane Deeb

Book Review: Death in High Provence by George Bellairs

George Bellairs, Death in High Provence, Ipso Books, London, 2016. Originally published in 1957 in Great Britain by John Gifford Ltd., and in 1963 in the U.S by Penguin. A review by Mary-Jane Deeb. About the Author George Bellairs is the nom de plume of Harold Blundell (1902-1982), a mystery …

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Sisteron Vallee du Jabron Vallee du Jabron Haute Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Our Top Touring Ideas for the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is nature’s patchwork quilt featuring mountains, gorges, rolling valleys, lavender fields and pockets of remote villages and busy towns. The Durance River plays an essential role in this department that features high mountain peaks of the Alps and the lower alpine foothills with remote villages. While there are other …

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