Eat Lunch Aix-en-Provence Entre Midi et Deux
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Where to Eat Lunch in Aix-en-Provence?

Entre Midi et Deux What better name for a restaurant that was only open for lunch than Entre Midi et Deux? Located on dynamic Rue d’Italie in Aix-en-Provence, this restaurant has no problem filling their tables. Reservations are a must. Sometimes it’s a treat to go to lunch where there’s a …

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Palais du Justice. Place des Prêcheurs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Aix Walking Tours Fun Way to Discover Provencal History

The Seaward family settled in Provence after touring the world for 15 months. In July 2019, Richard Seaward launched – Aix Walking Tours – inspired by some of the city walks that they enjoyed during their global journey. After a fast-paced career, Richard chose to slow-it-down and focus on small-group …

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Mont Sainte-Victoire in Pink Miriam Hartmann
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Miriam Hartmann an Artistic Journey to Provence

Born in Kiel, Germany, a meandering path led Miriam Hartmann to her artist’s atelier in the village of Ménerbes. Why Provence? Over 15 years ago, Miriam Hartmann stood on the terrace of a modest studio in the Provencal village of Maubec. Gazing at Mont Ventoux, she had an overwhelming feeling …

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Visit Provence Budget Holiday
Guest PostStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

It is Possible to Visit Provence on a Budget Holiday

When imagining Provence, perhaps you think of three-star Michelin restaurants serving snails with white truffles, paired with decades-old Bandol rosé. Sure thing, but regular French people also live in Provence and don’t have that much money to spare on a meal. Smart tourists will follow the local’s lead and can …

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Calissons d'Aix Recipe
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Calissons d’Aix a Recipe for Sweet Perfection

While Calissons d’Aix are a Provencal holiday treat —they are one of the thirteen traditional desserts served at Epiphany — I tried my first on a beautiful summer’s day in Aix-en-Provence. Candy is certainly not the only reason to visit Provence, but for this sweet treat, Aix marks the spot.

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Rose et Marius Perfume Rosé Wine collection
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Enter to Win a Rose et Marius Perfume Collection from Provence

As we grow tired of self-isolation and social distancing, there is probably no better time to “stop and smell the roses” or, in this case, the intoxicating perfume of Provencal rosé wine. We are excited to announce our first collaboration with Rose et Marius, the luxury perfume house and home …

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Aix-en-Provence Views Old Town
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

City of Fountains My 24 Hours in Aix-en-Provence

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Aix-en-Provence? Is it the tree-lined Cours Mirabeau, with its elegant, sun-drenched buildings and cafés buzzing with activity? Maybe the many fountains that make Aix so famous? Or the city’s best-known hometown hero, the Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne? …

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Living in Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Living in Aix-en-Provence and Loving it

Americans Susan and Sam Gish moved to Aix-en-Provence two years ago. It’s unlikely that this Francophile couple’s relocation to France, from Philadelphia, was a surprise to any of their food industry friends. During previous travels to France, Susan and Sam discovered the influence of terroir in the different French wine …

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Visit Favourite Cities Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Visit our Favourite Cities in Provence

With the large geographic footprint of Provence visiting the entire region in one trip, or a lifetime is nearly impossible. In high season (July and August), long drives and even longer lines should make you think twice about extended road trips. Instead, we suggest picking an activity each day and …

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Walking Tour Fountains Aix Jean Malte
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Take a Walking Tour the Fountains of Aix-en-Provence

Fountains and Roman Baths Aix-en-Provence is known as the City of Water. Settled in 122 BC by the Romans who found natural springs, they called the city Aquae Sextiae after one of their important consuls Sextius Calvinus. The “Waters of Sextius” provided the population with water (both hot and cold) …

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