Cookbooks Food Wine Guides Books Reading List Provence

Cookbooks, Food and Wine Guides

Provencal Cookbooks, Culinary and Wine Guides These titles are a mix of traditional cookbooks and culinary guides to the Provencal lifestyle. The following list of books is far from exhaustive, but rather a few of the ones in our personal collection. Some are cookbooks, some are culinary guides to the …

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Séte Saint Louis Festival Water Jousting Grand Canal
Barefoot BloggerExploreRoad Trips South of France

August in Sète for the Saint Louis Festival and Water Jousting

Saint Louis Festival It’s always so much fun: beach time, parties and the Sète water jousting competitions. I’m in the States with my family. Why now? After a few years in France, it’s hot and too many tourists in Uzés! Yet … there is water jousting in Sete! History of …

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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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AixcentricExploreLocals Travel Tips

Spend the Day at the Beach at Les Lecques

Family Day at the Sea A trip to Les Goudes, the tiny fishing port on the eastern edge of Marseille, is delightful. However, it isn’t particularly child-friendly. Some days, you want a bucket-and-spade day where little ones can scoot their scooters, pedal their trikes or ride along in prams. Suddenly, …

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Les Chorégies d'Orange opera orchestra
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Les Chorégies d’Orange Opera in a Roman Theatre

Les Chorégies d’Orange opera starts late, as the summer sun is setting, allowing the heat of the day to dissipate. With the night sky advancing the audience in the old Roman theatre – Théâtre Antique d’Orange – is filled with anticipation of a spectacular production. Orange, a Roman Town Today, …

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Provencal Fabrics Easy EntertainingCotton rectangular-tablecloths
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Provencal Fabrics for Easy Summer Entertaining

Provencal Fabrics on Sale! Hot summer days and warm evenings beg for hassle-free entertaining – picnics, garden parties. Table settings to match the season makes outdoor dining easy. Today bright, cotton Provencal prints mirror images of the region; the cigale (cicada), lavender, sunflowers, and olives. Until July 31st, Remember Provence …

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ExploreGuided Holiday ToursMarti Schmidt

Provence from an Artist’s Point of View Art Tour

Provencal Dreams Come True My most ardent life dream has always been to live and teach art in France. Just like my favourite art masters, many of my creative inspirations have come from my art sabbaticals to Europe. I fell in love with France at a young age, my very …

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Summer Lunch Provence Menu
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Summer Lunch in Provence a Menu for Friends

I  am deeply moved by Jean-Andre Charial’s philosophical book “Lunch in Provence.” More correctly, it strengthened my conviction that the foundation of great food lies not only in the provenance of ingredients and simplicity of preparation but in emotion and passion while enjoying it. Charial spoke of lovely, outdoor makeshift lunches where just-picked …

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Expat Living and Real EstateGuest PostLiving in Provence

Top 5 Benefits of Living in a Rural Village in Provence

This guest post is by Susana Iwase Hanson, the founder of Provence Living Cotignac.  Susana is multi-talented and tri-lingual. She lives with her family in the Var in the beautiful, rural village of Cotignac (read more about her interesting backstory here). But after living on many continents, big city living …

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Les Rencontres Economiques d'Aix en Provence 2019
Guest PostInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Leading Discussion Rencontres Economiques d’Aix-en-Provence

A visit to beautiful Aix-en-Provence – the city of art and water – should be on every visitor’s agenda. Founded by the Romans, this city has a remarkable history in the region. Only traces remain of this once crucial Roman settlement remain, but if you know where to look, there …

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