Market #Uzes @Cooknwithclass
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste

Spend a Week in Uzes on a French Culinary Holiday

Cook’n with Class is now offering five-day cooking courses at their gorgeous Uzès location. Class sizes are deliberately small with a total of six participants, to maximize the hands-on cooking experience. However, these culinary holidays are not just about long hours spent in the kitchen. You and your classmates will have …

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Uzes at Night #Uzes @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real Estate

My Life in France Pinch Me

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: You don’t know how many times the Barefoot Blogger has to pinch herself to believe she is really living in France. It’s more than a dream come true. It’s pure heaven. It’s not fair to brag about what a good time I’m having, but …

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Cooling down in #Provence @bfblogger2015
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How to Make French History More Fun

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: “Someday you’ll be glad you’ve seen this,” was the theme of a recent tour of Nimes and Pont du Gard with my 10-year-old visitor, McKenna. As spectacular and amazing as seeing an ancient Roman aqueduct or coliseum might seem, most children would rather …Continue reading …

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Discovering Provence as Retired Expat

Journalist/Writer Anne-Marie Simons and her husband Oscar (retired international banker) have lived and worked in the US and Europe. They could have chosen anywhere to retire but decided on sunny Aix-en-Provence. Anne-Marie says, “Our choice of Aix-en-Provence was a bit of a stab in the dark but has worked out …

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France en Velo Cover #Biking #Provence @Franceenvelo
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday ToursStay Fit

France en Velo In the tracks of Le Tour de France

Here is another Provence biking route from Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh the authors of France en Vélo – The Ultimate Cycle Journey From Channel to Med – St-Malo to Nice. Sault to Forcalquier 33 miles/53 kms Le Tour de France visits Provence most years, often with Mont Ventoux as …

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Ancient Glanum St Remy de Provence
Ginger and NutmegInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Glanum Glorious Views Near St Remy de Provence

Glanum a Roman oppidum, protected by its fortified walls once housed a flourishing community. The settlement stood on a hillside in the shadow of the rocky, crests of the Alpilles slopes. The Franks in 260AD destroyed Glanum. The population was forced to resettle on the valley floor, giving rise to St Remy de …

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St Maries Abrivado St Maries de la Mer Camargue View Provence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

St Maries de la Mer the Abrivado of the Year in Provence

Camargue the Bouches du Rhône The Camargue is the end of the watery road for the Rhone River. The Rhone finally dips its tentacles in the Mediterranean some 813 kilometres from its glacial source in Switzerland. From a frigid, violent start the water reaches the river delta and lazily unfolds, …

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Bedding In French @bfBlogger2013
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLearning French

I’m Not Learning French

This article was previously published by Debby Bine (Barefoot Blogger) on her website.  She agreed to share it with Perfectly Provence readers as it is such a classic expat story… Learning to speak French is becoming an issue for me. Try as I may, it is a bit of a …

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The Bullfight Corrida: A Dance with Death

By Deborah When I decided to move to France, bullfights never entered my mind. Who knew the traditionally Spanish events exist in the south of France? Years ago, I attended a bullfight in Spain. It was the “thing to do” for a 20-something college kid visiting Barcelona. All I remember …

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Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real Estate

Heros of the Week Expat Stories from the South of France

Update to yesterday’s blog, “One Step Forward, Two Back“. Lucy needed a new battery after all. Hoping to drive to Nimes to deal with my lost phone at SFR, I went to the parking garage to pick up Lucy. Soon I discovered the battery was dead … again. […] Explore …

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