Genuine Provence Experiences St Tropez fishing port – adjacent to the superyachts Jane Dunning
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Genuine Provence Experiences Inspire Author Jane Dunning to Keep Writing

Jane Dunning is addicted to France. “I’m a real Francophile and have stayed in more than one hundred towns, cities, villages and hamlets in France. Twenty-two of these have been in Provence, the shortest for one night, the longest for four months.” The Dunnings’ four-month stay was as acting caretakers …

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Morning Walk Lagnes to Sorgue @vauclusedreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

A Morning’s Walk – from Lagnes to the source of the Sorgue

As I mentioned in my last couple of blogs we’ve really enjoyed exploring the area on foot this Winter and in turn, it has meant we’ve had a very happy dog! We have managed to discover some new walks, but have also enjoyed treading well-worn paths, like this one that …

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Pool View Holiday Rental Provence Emotional Escapes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

10 Things to Consider Before Booking a Holiday Rental in Provence

That Provencal vacation that you have dreamed about is finally going to happen! You have tackled the family calendar, arm-twisted a friend into dog sitting and booked the flights to the South of France. Now what? With beautiful images of lavender fields, azure waters and chilled rosé floating through your …

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Roman Pont du Gard
ExploreOur House in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

A visit with friends to the amazing Roman Pont du Gard

Contributor blog post by Michel: Our favorite Roman ruin in the South of France is the Pont du Gard, the aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River in the Gard Department of Languedoc-Roussillon about 60 km (37 miles) from our home in Sablet, between Remoulins and Uzès. The Pont du Gard …

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View La Terrasse Joucas Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Evening Ambience at Its Best at la Terrasse in Joucas

Exciting news! Bistrot la Terrasse, located in the peaceful, charming village of Joucas in the Luberon, is once again open in the evenings for dinner. This is truly an enchanting spot to watch the sun set over the Luberon valley with the red hue of Roussillon in the distance. Original …

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Jolie Vintage Atelier Crafting Workshops Goult
InspireShopping & Gifts

Crafting Workshops in Goult at Jolie Vintage Atelier

Charming Provence Jolie vintage might be a good description for Goult. This village is one of a few in the Luberon that is not teeming with tourists, during the high season. In September 2015, Mimi and Michael Pillsbury purchased an old village house, as their new home and the base …

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Ateliers Fourwinds Aureille
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire

Ateliers Fourwinds Breathing New Artistic Energy in Aureille

At first glance, one might think nothing much has changed at Ateliers Fourwinds since my last visit four years ago. Which, is exactly what the new partners want for this artistic workshop (atelier) space with its natural vistas of the Alpilles. Their desire was to breathe new artistic energy into this …

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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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Beautiful Sete views Tourisme Sete
Barefoot BloggerExploreRoad Trips South of France

Visit the Sea in Beautiful Sete on Your Next Provence Road Trip

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: If you have a chance to take a trip and don’t really care where you go, just put your finger on a spot on a map. Then go there. That’s pretty much how I decided to visit Sete (pronounced “set”). A little bit Venice, …

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Provence Painting Sessions Duncan Barker Uzes
Artists Inspired by ProvenceDuncan BarkerInspire

Provence Painting Sessions Capturing the Scenes on Canvas

As a painter in the South of France, you rarely feel alone. There are reminders everywhere of those who have gone before – of Cézanne in the countryside around Aix and of Gauguin and Van Gogh in Arles and Saint-Rémy. But not all these impressions are specific to a place. …

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