Hotel les Bories Spa Retreats Provence

Guide to the Best Spas in Provence

Lavender fields and rosé are among the hundreds of reasons to book a trip to Provence. A visit to the region often revolves around seeing all the main sights to “tick the boxes.” Don’t make that mistake! Provence is also the perfect choice for a relaxing spa break, a yoga …

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Favourite Places Visit Provence Avignon Pont d'Avignon
Barefoot BloggerExploreLocals Travel Tips

My Favourite Places to Visit in Provence

Places to Visit in Provence The region is one of the most visited areas in France. From bustling, edgy Marseille to the red cliffs of Cassis, fragrant lavender fields of the Luberon, Aix-en-Provence’s colourful markets, wine and art. There’s something in Provence to please everyone. No wonder it’s everyone’s favourite. …

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Englishman Provence Expat Living Avignon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLearning FrenchLiving in Provence

An Englishman in Provence Loving Expat Living in Avignon

In early 2018, when the opportunity to relocate to Provence presented itself Phil Chandler and his partner jumped at the chance to escape from the “rat race” in England. Leaving behind his own successful business in the United Kingdom (UK) Phil is now pursuing a career as a freelance travel …

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Provence Holiday Home Owner Pool shot les Vallons
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provence Holiday Home Owner Shares Her Luberon Lifestyle

Diving into Provence Ten years after Peter Mayle’s book “A Year in Provence” was published, Georgina Causton and her partner decided to spend a sabbatical year (1999) in Provence. Completely enchanted by the lifestyle in the South of France they never returned to live in London. Suddenly, they found themselves …

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Book Art South France
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Book Review: Art in the South of France, The Inside Story

Aixcentric is the name of Lynne Alderson’s blog, an online resource for anyone looking for current events in the Aix-en-Provence area. The blog was “born” out of Alderson’s frustration regarding discovering details about interesting happenings…just a little too late. Her second book “Art in the South of France, The Inside …

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Travel Provence Drome Dentelles de Montmirail
ExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Sophie’s Travel in Provence Explores the Authentic Mediterranean Lifestyle

Combining Passions into Work Born in Provence, Sophie Bergeron is bilingual (English and French) and fully conversant in the realm of local wines. Her technical studies at Université de Vin in Suze la Rousse and the WSET certification transitioned into work at several Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards, including Domaine de la Janasse. In 2016, …

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Road Trip Provence Ardèche views France Travel Tips
ExploreGinger and NutmegRoad Trips South of France

Road Trip from Provence: Dipping A Toe in France’s Ardèche

Corsica!? Why bother with the hassle of an overnight ferry, crowded beaches and small twisty roads? If you want to feel like you, have experienced a bit of Corsica without leaving the French mainland, plan a trip to south-central France – the Ardèche. Continue reading here for Ginger & Nutmeg’s …

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Lacoste Marquis de Sade
InspireOur House in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

Lacoste, from the Marquis de Sade to Pierre Cardin

Lacoste is a well-preserved village that sits on a mountain ridge with great views to the east across a valley filled with vineyards and orchards to Bonnieux and the Grand Luberon Mountains. At the top of the village are the ruins of the castle of the Marquis de Sade now …

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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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Mallemort view Provence Villages
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Discovering Mallemort The Heart of Provence

My mother might not approve as some of my relationships these days start via social media – a tweet, a Facebook “like.” That is exactly how we ended up on a rocky trail bordered by the Durance River and cherry orchards with our new friend Charmaine. We spent a Tuesday …

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