Lavender Fields near Aix Terre Ugo
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Looking for Lavender Fields near Aix Head to Terre Ugo

Visit the lavender fields near Aix-en-Provence! Terre Ugo is a 7-hectare family farm located on the outskirts of Aix in Puyricard. In 2017, the family planted 30,000 organic Lavandin Grosso plants on a portion of the property. Now, during the peak of the flowering season, you can visit Terre Ugo …

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Footsteps of Paul Cézanne Aix
ExploreVillages Towns and CitiesWilliam Adams

Walking in the Footsteps of Paul Cézanne in Aix

It’s 8:30 am and I’m walking west on the Cours Mirabeau toward the Fontaine de la Rotonde. The Cours is temporarily lined with wooden stalls for vendors working the holiday market — santoniers with their clay nativity figures, clothiers, toymakers, specialty food vendors, artists. The stalls are beginning to open, …

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Aix-en-Provence The Inside Story Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Book Review: Aix-en-Provence The Inside Story

First published in 2013, Aix-en-Provence The Inside Story was updated and reprinted in colour in 2021. In this book, author Lynne Alderson shares the history of this attractive city and its colourful inhabitants. The Author Lynne Alderson studied English Language and Literature at Edinburgh University. Her career encompassed journalism and …

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Aix-en-Provence Book
AixcentricBooks on ProvenceInspire

Aix-en-Provence Book The Inside Story in Colour

Delighted to say that my book Aix-en-Provence The Inside Story is being re-issued, brought up to date and now in colour throughout.  It‘s eight (8) years since it was first published, and I believe I am right in saying that it’s still the only book to cover the story of …

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Sacree Montagne Mont Sainte Victoire Photo Exhibit
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspirePhotographers in Provence

Photographing Mont Sainte-Victoire the Sacred Mountain

Artists and the Sacred Mountain Mont Sainte-Victoire was a recurring subject in Paul Cézanne’s paintings. The painter born in Aix-en-Provence completed over 30 canvases, in oil and watercolour, of the mountain situated to the east of the city. On the other hand, Pablo Picasso chose to not paint “Cézanne’s Mountain” …

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Bell Tower Hotel de Ville Aix-en-Provence #AixenProvence @PerfectlyProvence
AixcentricInspireProvencal History & Traditions

The Seasons of Tour de l’Horloge in Aix-en-Provence

After 18 years in Aix, I only realized that it’s actually someone’s job to clamber up narrow staircases and reach across the void inside the Tour de l’Horloge to manoeuvre the four (4) statues around every 3 months when the season changes. It’s down to (or should we say up …

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Far Banane Flan
DessertFlans, PuddingsFrench with AgnesProvencal RecipesTaste

Easy Banana Flan: A Twist on Far Breton

Delphine, the owner of Crêpes, Cidre et Companie, in Aix en Provence, is a lovely blend of Spanish roots and a childhood spent in northern France. She recreates her Bretonaise recipes daily at 23, rue de la Cépède in Aix. Her crêpes and galettes (savoury crêpes) are made with love. …

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Eggplant Poupetton with Tomato Vinagrette
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste

Eggplant Starter with Tomato Vinaigrette Vegetarian-Friendly

If you’re looking for a vegan or vegetarian dish to wow your plant-based friends, this take on a traditional terrine is an excellent place to start. Eggplant combined with some bright and flavourful spices make for a firm, tasty starter dish that is fantastic served on its own or with …

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Ballet Preljocaj Un Air de Danse
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Ballet Preljocaj in Aix Something’s in the Air this Summer

Aix-en-Provence’s Ballet Preljocaj celebrates the return of more “normal” times with a series of performances throughout the city from July 12th – August 8th, 2021. Artistic Director Angelin Preljocaj and his team will dance outdoors at Parc Jourdan, the Théâtre de l’Archevêché, in the Quartier Beisson, and at Pavillon Noir …

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Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nut Salsa
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nut Salsa

Throughout the holidays, we watched a lot of “feel good” movies. That is code for RomComs, chick flicks, Hallmark, Lifetime, and Disney fare… you get the idea. Whenever we get to this time of year, we put a moratorium on anything that might tax our brains, souls, or hearts. Nothing …

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