Book Provençal Christmas Story Susan Kiernan Lewis book cover
Books on ProvenceInspireMary Jane Deeb

Book Review: A Provençal Christmas Story

Accomplished Author In 2011, Susan Kiernan-Lewis published a book entitled “How to Succeed as an Indie Author,” which, for some reason, is no longer available on the market. She then followed her advice and today has become one of the most prolific Indie authors in the US. The numbers speak …

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Walking Tour Old Nice Matisse-house
ExploreMargo LestzVillages Towns and Cities

A Walking Tour Old Town Nice

By Margo Lestz: While in Nice, I decided to put together a little walking tour of the Old Town (Vieux Nice). It’s a route that you can follow to see most of the historic sites (with lots of shops and restaurants along the way). Vieux Nice on Foot Nice’s Old …

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Nice Gare du Sud Halle
Liz LordLocal Food ProducersTaste

It’s Very Nice Gare du Sud Marketplace

Nice Food and Drink The French Riviera city of Nice did not lack options for entertainment, but now there is one more to add to your list, a visit to the Gare du Sud. This new marketplace, which opened in May 2019, is a stroll from Place Masséna. The transformed …

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Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Antiques
Caroline LongstaffeExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Spend a Sunday Visiting Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Antiques

By Caroline Longstaffe Provencal Antiques Sunday morning is market day in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Known throughout Europe for its astounding array of antique shops, alongside its’ conventional Provencal market, this charming town also hosts an incredible Sunday antique market. Just 39km from Lourmarin, the pretty drive through the Luberon Valley takes about …

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Food Trucks Provence hameau-des-baux-camion-bleu
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Food Trucks in Provence Delivering World Cuisine

Provence Food Trucks When you think of Provence, it’s unlikely that a food truck is a culinary image that springs to mind. However, the number of food trucks in the region is exploding. Most of these trucks are mobile, available to travel to private venues, public gatherings, markets and festivals. …

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Vel d'Hiv Memorial, Paris
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Jewish Heritage Tours from Paris to Provence in 2020

Martine Bertin-Peterson, the founder of Goût et Voyage, focuses on small group travel to Provence, Italy, and now Paris. After every tour, Martine reviews the itineraries, tweaking the programs to ensure her guests enjoy flawless travel experiences. Jewish Heritage Tours in 2020 In 2020, she is joining forces with Paris-based …

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La Table de Nicolas St Remy de Provence
Keith Van SickleRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Try A La Table de Nicolas for Fresh Dining in St-Remy

Dining in St Remy de Provence It’s difficult to become certified as a Master Restaurateur in France. Not only do you have to be able to cook at a high level, but everything must be homemade, not thawed or reheated.  When you find a restaurant with a Maître Restauranteur in …

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Make Waffle Sandwich
Lunchtime MealsMaison Mirabeau WinesTaste

Forget the Bread Make a Waffle Sandwich

The pink colour for the waffles is healthy it comes from beets, which also adds a lovely, subtle flavour. Choose sandwich fillings to suit your tastes – vegetarian, meat lovers, grilled veggies, basil pesto, ricotta or goat cheese and few greens.

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Black Truffle Risotto Recipe
Main CoursePetra CarterProvencal RecipesTaste

Black Truffle Risotto a Recipe for Good Friends

This Black Truffle Risotto is decidedly a bit decadent, but don’t worry your dinner guests won’t complain. It can be served as a starter course, a side dish with a slow roasted or grilled meat or as a main course with a green salad.

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BRUT Restaurant Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Tasting Menu at BRUT Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

After a couple of gloomy posts about store and restaurant closings in Aix-en-Provence, it’s good to be able to welcome a new enterprise. BRUT is a spacious restaurant which opened in the Place des Tanneurs in November to offer an interesting menu of ‘assiettes‘ for diners to combine and enjoy. …

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