Luberon Abbaye de Senanque @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in Provence

The Luberon’s L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: Last time on our tour of the Luberon’s perched villages we visited Lacoste and Ménerbes, maybe you missed our next two stops? The mystical ghost town, Oppède-le-Vieux and Gordes, perhaps the Luberon’s most magnificent perched village. From Gordes, the next stop has to be L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, …

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Abbaye du Thoronet Var @PerfProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGinger and NutmegRoad Trips South of France

Must See Treasures of the Var

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Looking for things to see or do while you are in the Var? Here, are a few not-to-be-missed sites: The Thoronet in the Var one of three Cistercian abbeys in Provence. L’Abbaye du Thoronet was classified as a French historical monument in 1840. Restoration work started the year after and still continues today. …

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Ile Sainte Honorat #FrenchRiviera @Susan_PWZ
Modern TrobadorsTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Escape the Glitz of Cannes with a Visit to Île Saint Honorat

Contributor blog post by The Modern Trobadors: Cannes is the quintessential French Riviera resort, renowned for its glamour and bling year-round.  Come May and the internationally acclaimed Cannes Film Festival, the Promenade de la Croisette that wraps around the waterfront, passing the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès where the …

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Abbaye de Lerins #CotedAzur L'ile Saint Honorat
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Escape Cannes to the Wine of Ile St Honorat

There was little chance of being lost at sea, our skipper (rental boat) had a difficult time finding a place to anchor between the mega-yachts and the zodiacs that were supplying hot pizza and cold drinks to the flotilla. Just 15 minutes by ferry from Cannes, the two Lérins islands, …

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Thoronet Abbey
Ginger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Thoronet Abbey a Cistercian Treasure in Provence

By nutmeg L’Abbaye du Thoronet was first classified as a historic French monument in 1840. Restoration work started the year after and still continues today. Nutmeg wanted to visit the Thoronet Abbey as they had already seen the “sister” abbeys Silvacane and Sénanque. The straightforward design of these buildings produced …

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rosés of Coteaux Varois-en-Provence #WinesofProvence via @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

2014 rosés of Coteaux Varois-en-Provence

At the annual Coteaux Varois tasting (13 April 2015), set in the beautiful gardens of a former monastery, at Alain Ducasse’s restaurant at the Abbaye de la Celle in Brignoles, and next door to the Maison des Vins de Coteaux Varois, 45 local domaines had their stands set out showing their …

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