Black Diamonds Truffles
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Local’s Tips from a Truffle Hunter for Perfectly Provence

11-years ago, Lisa and Johann Pepin switched corporate jobs for a rural lifestyle and became expats (Lisa). This Franco-American couple live in Provence at Les Pastras a property that Johann’s grandfather bought in the 1970s. You can read their full story and more details on Les Pastras truffle hunting and …

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Pointe Rouge Photo by Franck Pennant in La Provence
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Restaurants at Pointe-Rouge

By aixcentric Last summer, I posted about a trip taken down to Pointe-Rouge (Marseille), by navette from the Vieux Port, for lunch by the sea. You can read about “Marseille lunch pieds dans l’eau” here. It was a lovely excursion. Now I read that things are changing down there. The …

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Calanque En Vau Calanques Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Provencal Yogi Shares Her Perfectly Provence

We asked yoga instructor Sabrina Sadeghi Millecamps if she would help us uncover what makes Provence unique to both visitors and residents. “When I first came to France, I was surprised at how little was on offer in terms of yoga – studios, classes and retreats. Provence has all the …

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Local saffron farm @LizGabayMW
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Perfectly Provence Travel Tips by Master of Wine

What is a Master of Wine and what does it take to become one? Learn more about Elizabeth Gabay’s compelling story and why she lives “Equidistant between the Rhone and Piedmont” follow this link. We asked Elizabeth to share her Perfectly Provence moments with our readers: #Discover The more remote …

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Paul McCartney Out There Tour Page
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Coming Soon 2 …Paul McCartney and Pont du Gard Celebration

By aixcentric You might like to mark your diaries with two amazing experiences in early June: Paul McCartney playing Marseille and the flamboyant Groupe F illuminating the ancient Pont du Gard to celebrate its 30 years as a World Heritage site. Paul McCartney will be doing one concert at the …

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Anne-Marie Simons Aix-en-Provence Market
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Formula One Race Cars to Provence Today

It was hardly a race back to Europe. Anne-Marie Simons moved to the United States (US) in the fall of 1966, for one year. And, stayed for 32 more. From her birthplace of Maastricht (the Netherlands), Anne-Marie’s studies in French language and culture took her to Paris and then to …

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Philippe Goninet St Remy’s Tourism Foodie

They had all booked a week exploring Provence – a dream trip! Now, these 10 adults are seated in a slightly warm mini-van – some of the group swoons over the lavender fields and others love Van Gogh, some are early risers and others are always late. Meet Philippe Goninet …

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Manolo-J DJ #Provence
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DJ Manolo-J Spinning Tunes in Provence

With both music and Provence thumping through his veins, Manolo-J is a musical brand name to his fans. A true “southerner” Manuel was born in Cavaillon some 25 years ago; he now calls Saint Remy de Provence home.

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Fish Market #Marseille @PerfProvence
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Provence Gourmet: How to make Bourride

Bourride is a simple Provencal fish stew. It is made with white fish, and the broth is thickened with aïoli, a homemade garlicky mayonnaise. It is a cousin of Bouillabaisse as many ingredients are similar. The preparation for bourride is relatively quick, depending on the thickness of your fish. It is …

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Raymond Depardon Expo
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Raymond Depardon Expo at MUCEM

By aixcentric The current MUCEM exhibition of 137 shots by famous French photographer Raymond Depardon is called ‘Un Moment Si Doux’. He has selected suitable photos from his work which began in the fifties but has also taken 23 in Marseille, especially for the event. And if the exhibition inspires …

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