Provence Right for Picnics
Julie WhitmarshProvencal RecipesTaste

Provence is the Right Place for Picnics

Our time in Provence passes far too easily. The days slip by in a gentle pattern of dog-walking, cycling, pottering around local villages and just sitting, chatting, whilst we set the world to rights. I know we should be doing lots of other things too, like making the most of …

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Picnics in Provence Essential Ingredients
Tasha PowellTaste

Provencal Picnics Here are the Essential Ingredients

Picnic is a universal term for creating a culinary experience in nature with some of your favourite portable foods. The French, though, take the word pique-nique to an elevated culinary level! My experiences in North America pale in comparison to the memorable pique-nique outings I have experienced in Provence. Start with …

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Grilled Sourdough Tartines wearecookandbaker-griddled-ricotta-peach-basil-tartines-recipe
Lunchtime MealsMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Summer Picnic Perfect: Grilled Sourdough Tartines with Ricotta, Peach and Basil

This recipe is a delicious combination of savoury (sourdough), creamy (ricotta), sweet (peach and honey), and tangy (chicory, radicchio, vinegar). Enjoy a DIY open-faced sandwich in the sun with a crisp rosé from Provence.

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St Remy Picnic Lac Peiroou Provence
ExploreKeith Van Sickle

Secrets of St Rémy: The Best Place for a Picnic

Just ten minutes from the centre of St.-Rémy is a shady picnic spot known only to the locals. It sits along the shores of a lake created thousands of years ago by the Romans. When hordes of tourists crowd into town, it’s nice to take a break in a quiet …

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Crespeou Classic Provencal Recipe
Ginger and NutmegLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

Crespeou a Classic Provencal Recipe for Picnics

Crespeou (pronounced cres-PAY-oo) means crêpe in Provencal is also called Gâteau d’Omelettes. This is a traditional Provencal recipe, which is often found in picnic hampers

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Marseille Beaches Marseille Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Provencal Menu: Summer Picnic

Summer holidays call for easy recipes and portable meals that work just as well at the beach as on a buffet table. This summer picnic menu is inspired by the endless sunny days and cicada-filled symphonies of Provence. Enjoy summer dining al fresco with these simple to make, easy to pack and delicious …

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Elizabeth Bard @ElizabethBard Picnix in #Provence
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Win a Copy of Elizabeth Bard’s Picnic in Provence

Want to lose weight?…Open an artisanal ice cream shop. Elizabeth Bard tells me that she and her husband Gwendal lost 10 and 20 pounds respectively the first summer that they opened Scaramouche Artisan Glacier in Cérèste. The tale of how an art historian from New York and a Frenchman with …

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Picnicking Cote d'Azur Provence @FibiTee
Phoebe ThomasTaste

Top 5 Spots Picnicking on the Côte d’Azur

As a family we love going on picnics all over the wonderful area the we call home – the Côte d’Azur. Here I share with you some of our favourite locations; some well known, others not so. An absolute favourite spot, which is always a success with visitors when we …

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Moustiers-Ste-Marie Market #Provence @FranceenVelo
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday ToursStay Fit

Picnics in Provence with France en Velo

This post is from Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh the authors of France en Vélo – The Ultimate Cycle Journey From Channel to Med – St-Malo to Nice. There are many fantastic restaurants and cafes in Provence, but my most memorable meals are those eaten by the road side. Cycle …

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Fun Things St Rémy de Provence
ExploreKeith Van SickleLocals Travel Tips

A Dozen Ideas for Your Stay in St-Rémy

St-Rémy-de-Provence is one of the most charming towns in Provence. It’s a great place to spend a few days nestled at the foot of the Alpilles Mountains and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Here are some fun things you can do while you’re there. Walk in the Footsteps of …

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