Lavender in Provence #Cycling @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

Beautiful Lavender Cycle in Provence

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Cycling from Lagarde Apt down to Sault yesterday was such a pleasure (getting up there was a tad more challenging) , the Lavender is now in full flower, the perfume as you cycle past is amazing as is the sound of the bees worked …

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Provencal Artisan Traditions Lavender Fuseaux Provence
Ginger and NutmegInspireShopping & Gifts

Provencal Artisan Traditions Fabrics and Lavender Fuseaux

It was a solo visit for Nutmeg. Ginger had no interest in the Souleiado fabric museum in Tarascon. The display provides a historical overview of their fabrics and methods of textile printing.  The lighting in the small museum could be improved, and the information provided could be more explicit. The history …

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Lavender Fields Travel Provence Lavender
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

The Purple Beauty of Provence: Lavender

Lavender is the purple beauty of Provence; it is a big industry in France and the key to essential oil production. Tourists and locals flock to see the fields in full blooming glory. The timeframe changes annually depending on weather, but typically some fields are ready by late June, and …

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ExploreLost in Provence

The Lavender Harvest in Provence a Video

Contributor blog post by Lost in Provence: Perhaps nothing says Provence more than vast fields of fragrant purple lavender. But like everything in this land of rich agriculture, lavender is more than just a backdrop for beautiful photos. Lost in Provence set out to learn more about lavender’s history, how …

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Barefoot BloggerExploreLocals Travel Tips

For the Love of Lavender 

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Had the Barefoot Blogger known lavender fields are so close to Uzes, and how fabulous they are in person, I would have been visiting them much before now. Thank goodness I found out how to get to some of the best fields this year. …

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Lavender Mont Ventoux @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExplore

The Lavender is at its best at Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: July is without doubt one of my favourite months, its reliably hot, notably this year being very settled with above average temperatures. One can breakfast outside and take lunch in the shade of the plane trees. The balmy evening temperatures are perfect too for …

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Winter in Provence Events Calendar La Rotonde Christmas Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Winter in Provence Events Calendar 2023

Winter Festivals and Events in Provence Winter in Provence. What are the colder months like in the South of France? Is it a good time to visit? So many images of the Provence and the Côte d’Azur are summer scenes with ribbons of blooming lavender fields, glasses of rosé with …

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Christmas Markets Provence Clementines
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersProvencal RecipesTaste

Lemons and Oranges French Citrus Recipes to Try

Citrus and the French Table Citrus has had a place in French cuisine, in decoration, and noble gardens since at least medieval times. As both written and iconographical sources have suggested, several species of citrus were consumed, traded and maybe even cultivated in the gardens of the medieval French elite: …

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Gardens of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
French Decor & GardensInspireSteve Wilkison

A Visit to the Fabulous Gardens of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

One of the more challenging aspects of moving to France for my wife was losing her garden. In Nashville, where we lived for almost twenty years, we had an acre of property with lots of room for her to plant multiple gardens. Here in Vence, we live in an apartment …

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French Seafood Ragout Recipe
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

French Seafood Ragout Recipe with Scallop and Lobster

We recently invited friends Lee and Barbara to dinner to celebrate Barbara’s birthday. For a friend new to our circle, it was a delight to make a special dinner as a birthday gift. And, as I have often said, the gift of food is definitely one that comes from the …

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