Wines of Provence Rhone Valley
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wines of Provence Understanding the Colours and Terminology

“The Allure of Provence and its Wines” was previously published in Culinaire Magazine (June 2016). This updated article includes additional reading, travel tips, and details on wine colour production and terminology. Mention Provence to a friend and they likely have a mental image that involves cobalt skies, cicadas and lavender …

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Family-Friendly Holidays French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

Top Picks for Kid-Friendly Holidays on The French Riviera

I’m very happy to share some tips for families visiting the French Riviera, being a ‘local’ I sometimes forget where the hidden gems are myself. The French Riviera is a great place for families with an appealing mix of culture, outdoor activities and great climate adding up to a holiday …

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Carnaval de Nice French Riviera Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

The Cote d’Azur is Riot of Colour at Carnaval de Nice

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: In February, there is an explosion of colour along the Cote D’Azur when the hillsides are fringed with yellow from the bright flowers of the Mimosa trees and the citrus fruits glow orange and yellow against the dark green leaves– it’s as if the plants …

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Provence's Instagrammable Locations Charming Villages Saignon Provence
Explore: Travel in Provence

Provence’s Most Instagrammable Locations and Attractions

Guest Post: The Most Instagrammable Spots in Provence France may be the most visited country in the world, with the region of Provence falling in only second to Paris, but it remains a tricky task to discover some of its hidden treasures. Anyone who has ever had any inclination towards …

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February Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

February sun in Provence Coming out of Hibernation

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Since arriving back in the UK after Christmas it seems that it hasn’t stopped raining and most days we appear to have moved directly from dawn to dusk with what appears to be no actual sunlight in between. It just hasn’t got light and to …

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French Riviera Mimosa Trail Photos @girlgonegallic
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

February Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Mimosa and Sea Urchins Despite it being February, the coast of France bordering on the Mediterranean becomes bright yellow during this time of year. Synonymous with the Mediterranean, I’ll never forget when I was in Italy during International Women’s Day. It’s the custom there to …

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Markets Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Markets of Provence and the Cote d’Azur a Reference Guide

Welcome to our resource guide for the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. This article is a reference directory to some of the better-known markets, producers’ markets and a few more. It would be impossible to list every market in the region, and at the end of the day, …

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Musee Bonnard Le Cannet
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Take a look at the New Pierre Bonnard Exhibition in Le Cannet

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Musée Bonnard over in Le Cannet (just north of Cannes) is the only museum in the world dedicated to Pierre Bonnard. Visiting his paintings lets you see the world through his eyes, a celebration of joyful colour from the yellow mimosa in his beloved …

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Fresh Asparagus Season photo credit Tasha Powell
Barbara SchuerenbergProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

The Tastes of Spring a Salad with Fresh Asparagus and Parmesan

When the almond blossoms fill the sky with a pink hue, you know that Spring produce will quickly follow. Bright green asparagus seems to be the harbinger of the longer, warmer days ahead. This simple salad highlights the flavours of the fresh green asparagus with a tangy bite of citrus and hint of parmesan.

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Menton citron @AccessRiviera
Lifestyle: Art & CultureRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

4 Fabulous February Festivals on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: #1 Nice Carnival, Nice | 11 February – 25 February 2017 One of the world’s biggest carnivals, the 2017 theme for this annual event is ‘King of the Energy’. Fabulous flower battles, parades with floats and costumed actors and animations ensure a family-friendly event …

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