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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Top Local’s Picks in Provence by Author Mary Lou Longworth

Author Mary Lou Longworth and her family have lived in Provence for nearly 20 years. They long ago fell under the spell of the natural Provencal beauty studded with olive trees, vineyards and cobalt sky. Life in France has included a few expat struggles and the birth of series of …

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Vincent Van Gogh’s St Remy Statue
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Art and Photography in Provence

Artists and Art Teachers in Provence Provence is an endless canvas for artists, writers, photographers and frankly anyone with a fragment of a creative side. A place famous for its magical light, Provence has inspired master painters Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh and many of today’s creators (photos below). Tessa Baker …

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Market #Uzes @Cooknwithclass
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Spend a Week in Uzes on a French Culinary Holiday

Cook’n with Class is now offering five-day cooking courses at their gorgeous Uzès location. Class sizes are deliberately small with a total of six participants, to maximize the hands-on cooking experience. However, these culinary holidays are not just about long hours spent in the kitchen. You and your classmates will have …

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Jane DunningStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provencal dilemmas the three Cs Countryside Coast or City

I’m a real Francophile and have stayed in more than one hundred towns, cities, villages and hamlets in France. Twenty-two of these have been in Provence, the shortest for one night, the longest for four months. Every time I plan a trip to Provence, the dilemma is where to choose… …

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Provence Getaway Gorges du Verdon
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Provence Getaway Gorges du Verdon and Beyond

After several centuries, cascades of turquoise water carved a 20km limestone canyon known as the Gorges du Verdon, which became part of the protected Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon in 1997. The Verdon River flows 166km from its source in the Alps to Lac St Croix engraving the sheer rock …

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Exploring with Provence Authentic Tours

Jessica and Elodie are celebrating an anniversary. These tourism graduates launched their travel agency Provence Authentic one year ago, in January 2015. Originally from Lyon, Jessica has lived in Provence for a decade, and Elodie is local. She was born in Carpentras, only 15kms away from their headquarters in Vacqueyras. …

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Mulled Wine and Escargot Strasbourg Christmas Market @PJAdams10
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Strasbourg Christmas Markets and Provencal Traditions

Recently, author and Perfectly Provence contributor PJ Adams visited the Strasbourg Christmas Market. PJ wrote this article following her trip to France where she compares the seasonal holiday traditions between Alsace and Provence. Keep reading for PJ’s tasty Christmas post on sauerkraut, gingerbread, calissons and nougat. Strasbourg France, the “Capital …

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Sainte Baume Grotto #MaryMagdalene #Provence @GingerandNutmeg
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Sainte Baume Grotto and Mary Magdalene in Provence

Grotto on a Hillside Nutmeg got a little lost on her way to this hike. Given the religious significance of the location, maybe she was not the first lost soul during the long history of the Sainte Baume grotto. The grotto is located inside a natural cave high on the …

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Villages des Marques Miramas @Aixcentric
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Provence – Even More Shops in Miramas

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: When we first used to visit Provence, I really loved its lack of commercialisation. Boy is that changing! What with the ‘Allées Provencales’ in Aix which has altered the retail balance of the town, and down in Marseille, the ‘Terrasses du Port’, ‘Les Voutes’ and …

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Views from Les Baux de Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Top Locals Tips from Three Provencal Artists

Famous artists such as Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and Van Gogh captured the “painter’s light” and the stunning, natural beauty of Provence. Recently, we featured three talented artists based in the South of France a region that continues to inspire and bolster their creative confidence. In case you missed their stories, …

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