Excellent Olive Oil Provence in the Var
Chef Burnell ShivelyLocal Food ProducersTaste

Excellent Olive Oil from the Var the Tastes of Provence

Few things exist so precious and beneficial to our health and happiness than that pure, liquid gold – olive oil. Softening, calming and astringent, olive oil nourishes strengthens and protects us inside and out. Containing vitamins E and K, omegas 3 and 6, and phenolic compounds, olive oil promotes anti-oxidant …

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Magical B&B in Provence
Bed & Breakfasts in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in ProvenceSue Aran

A Magical Stay at Le Prieuré La Madelène B&B in Provence

Imagine living in a beautifully restored 12th-century priory set amidst fields of bright orange poppies while enjoying a delicious breakfast or an evening aperitif on a shaded terrace under a starlit sky. Or relax by a tranquil pool, take leisurely day trips to nearby villages, and be guided to restaurants …

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Owners Roseraie de Gérenton
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Roseraie de Gérenton a Magnificent Rose Garden in Provence

Provence’s Roseraie de Gérenton has 300 Rose Varieties! Cultivating any garden takes time, patience, and lots of challenging work. In early 2015, Sylvie and John Brun bought a property near Bédoin in the Vaucluse. Although the property was previously an agricultural plot about 50 years ago, the old grapevines and …

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Summer Provence Lavender Fields-near-Sault
Caroline LongstaffeExploreLocals Travel Tips

Summer in Provence is When to See Lavender Fields

Throughout the Luberon region, the landscape is peppered with fields of small, round-shaped lavender bushes, which for almost nine months of the year lie dormant like sleeping hedgehogs. In the spring, they begin to sprout, and from about the middle of June, their fragrant flowers bloom, fanning their purple fronds …

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Top 10 Markets Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesLocal Food ProducersMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurProvencal RecipesTaste

What to Eat in Provence? Paradise for Food Lovers

Provence is a buffet for food lovers. There are markets every day of the week. Chefs find inspiration in seasonal fruit and vegetables, Mediterranean seafood, and free-range lamb. A suitable climate and good soil mean an array of locally produced almonds, cheese, wine, olives and olive oil. In the spring …

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Mistral Wind Book Review
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Provence and the Mistral Wind a Powerful Force

The relief palatable, the calm almost surreal, something is missing – the wind has stopped! Mistral Wind In France, the mistral is a strong wind that typically blows from the north or northwest. Mistral, the name for this wind, means “masterly,” and it certainly lives up to that reputation. The …

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Vegetables Market Day Cotignac Cotignac Var Provence

Guide to the Villages of Provence Verdon

Explore the Var The Var is a large geographical and administrative department in Provence. It includes varied terrain from seaside towns to the Îles d’Hyères Archipelago (including Porquerolles) to France’s Grand Canyon – the Gorges de Verdon. From the Mediterranean to the foothills of the Southern Alps, this region offers …

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Provencal White Wine with Salmon
David Scott AllenTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Try this Provencal White Wine with Salmon

As we turn our thoughts to spring, some foods and wines come to mind immediately. On the food side of things, my mind turns to spring vegetables: asparagus, peas, and fava beans. For wine, I find it time to leave the wintry red wines for a while and focus on …

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad for Summer or Anytime

This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is incredibly easy to make at home. I was craving vegetables when I photographed this version, so I made it with a higher ratio of vegetables to chickpeas. Despite the recipe given below, it is best to follow your own passions and add whatever you like. …

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Easter Celebrated in Provence
Guest PostInspireProvencal History & Traditions

How is Easter Celebrated in Provence? Find Out Here

Remember Provence sells Provencal-themed housewares, gift items and culinary ingredients to customers worldwide. Marie Helene, the president of Remember Provence, manages everything from product selection to sales and customer relations. The merchandise range continues growing as Marie Helene sources quality goods from market vendors and artisan producers. Having grown up …

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