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Perfectly Provence Moments by Jane Satow

Jane Satow is many things, a wife, mother, good friend and private guide. You can read more about her company Provence Cultural Tours and two unique yoga retreats in Provence here. After ten years in France, Jane gets asked by clients and friends who are visiting to share her favourite activities in Provence.

Here, is Jane’s Perfectly Provence list:


The number one for me would be the beautiful outdoor markets with excellent seasonal produce, artisanal foods, and cheeses, great shopping and local flavour.

Provence Market Spices #Provence #Markets

Must visit sites are the Roman antiquities museum in Arles (Musée départemental Arles antique), and any of the wonderfully preserved Roman archaeological sites such as the UNESCO World Heritage site Pont du Gard.

Provence is a place of sublime natural beauty. There are many scenic routes, beautiful natural sites and national parks. Even more impressive is the quality of natural light everywhere. What I call ‘the painters light’ that plays off the colours of the landscape, silver-green olive groves contrasted against cloudless blue skies, lavender fields and grey limestone cliffs. This glorious luminosity makes everything have more depth and dimension. It is no surprise that many famous artists were drawn to Provence. Experiencing this beautiful light is enough to inspire the inner artist in most of us.


Jane says “It is a tough choice!”

  • Picholine olives cassee
  • Raw milk farm-fresh goat cheese
  • Black Provence truffles

Olives #Provence #Markets


  • By the seaside in the Calanques
  • Take a hike in Les Alpilles
  • Have a long leisurely French style lunch in one of the many wonderful restaurants serving up delicious Provencal-style food, like the Bistro du Paradou

Mediterranean Calanques #Provence

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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