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PJ Adams Shares her Perfectly Provence Travel Tips

Recently, PJ Adams the author of Intoxicating Southern France shared with readers why she is intoxicated by Provence (and the rest of France). If you missed the previous article, follow this link to learn more about why PJ is legally intoxicated by Provence.

This, is how PJ describes her Perfectly Provence:

Personally, I love this beautiful terrain and the quirky culture of these resourceful, grounded people. However, I’d suggest they defy categorization. These are resilient, colorful, unconventional people with an agenda all their own. They create their brand of cuisine for example—not quite French, not quite Spanish, but a unique blend of local ingredients that come together in dishes that don’t just stick to your ribs—they stick to your soul. This is a land not just blessed with earthly abundance and historical wonders. It’s a land where culture, tradition, and reliance on solid values color the way the Provençaux live, how they dress, what they do, and how they handle the tourism spotlight.

PJ Adams Author @PJAdams10How would you describe your Perfectly Provence?

An afternoon in the Golden Triangle area sipping wine at a table next to a vineyard, enjoying some Provençal cuisine, and then taking a nap or a dip in a pool. Sublime.

Intoxicating Southern France #Provence Front Cover @PJAdams10

If a reader of Intoxicating Southern France asked you about 3 things they must DISCOVER in Provence what would those be?

Provence is a place of proud history and traditional culture, like other areas of Southern France. But, rather than the land shaping the people, I’d suggest the people significantly shape the Provence we know and love. Provence is well known as the home of the French “peasant.”

  1. Why the Romans loved it here and how they left their mark(s).
  2. What makes Provence a little kingdom all its own in France—and in defiance of the Parisian attitudes.
  3. How to create Daube.

If a reader asked you about 3 things they must TASTE in Provence what would those be?

  1.  French Garlic
  2.  Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine
  3.  Calissons from Aix-en-Provence

PJ Adams Author #LesBaux @PJAdams10If a reader asked you about 3 things they must do to RELAX in Provence what would those be?

  1. Wander through a field of lavender.
  2. Look out over the valley from les Baux de Provence and contemplate the centuries of history here.
  3. Have a baguette and fromage picnic with good wine laid out on a blanket in the middle of a vineyard.


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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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