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
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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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Places Discover Aix-en-Provence Favourite Cities Provence Place des Cardeurs
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10 Magical Places to Discover in Aix-en-Provence

Guest Post: If you have already had your fill of Paris with its Eiffel Tower and other sights, then it’s time to rediscover France. In this article, we suggest you go on a tour of Aix-en-Provence, which is located near Marseille. We deliberately overlooked the most popular and iconic sights …

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Rose et Marius Boutique Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Perfumed by Provence Rose et Marius + Discount

Rose et Marius is a luxury perfume house and home décor brand based in Aix-en-Provence. Founder Magali Fleurquin-Bonnard named the company after her grandmother, Rose, and as a tribute to Provence. Fleurquin-Bonnard’s inspiration for the exquisitely designed product line originates from childhood memories, at the family’s country home in Puget …

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Fondation Vasarely Aix-en-Provence Op Art
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Visiting Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence

Father of Optical Art Victor Vasarely (1906 -1997) was a Hungarian-born artist and designer who spent much time working in Provence. His work encompassed architecture, publicity posters, fashion and even car design, as well as his signature op-art. Why not visit the Fondation Vasarely on the hillside overlooking Aix, beside …

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Massage Aromatherapy Home Provence Flairesse Massage Provence #Massage @Flairesse
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Massage and Aromatherapy at Home in Provence

Relax at Home Flairesse is the name of Claire McAlpine’s company. She offers massage and aromatherapy treatments in the comfort of your home in Provence. How did you land on this name? “Flair was a nickname my friends called me at university, and ‘esse’ from Latin means existence, the essence …

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Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel Tips

My Favourite Places to Visit in Provence

Places to Visit in Provence The region is one of the most visited areas in France. From bustling, edgy Marseille to the red cliffs of Cassis, fragrant lavender fields of the Luberon, Aix-en-Provence’s colourful markets, wine and art. There’s something in Provence to please everyone. No wonder it’s everyone’s favourite. …

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