Artists Open House Forcalquier
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Artists Open House a Reason to Visit Forcalquier

The artists and artisans of Forcalquier open their doors for the ninth edition of Ateliers Ouverts from July 29th through August 1st, 2022. Les Ateliers Ouverts Truly a celebration of creativity, the event takes place throughout the town with street entertainment, outdoor photo displays and art shown in galleries, shop …

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Shopping Made in France Rose et Marius Craftsmanship
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Curated Shopping for Made in France Our Provencal Marketplace

A collection of handcrafted and limited production French products. Recognizing the effort that artists put into their chosen creative path, we hope that this virtual space opens the doors to those workshops. So please take a glimpse into the artists’ studios and read their stories. The Perfectly Provence marketplace links …

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L'AUGUSTE Provence Beautiful Accessories
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

L’AUGUSTE Provence Beautiful Accessories from Watercolours

At L’AUGUSTE Provence, showcasing the Provencal countryside always starts with an image. Finding endless inspiration in Provence’s landscapes, local traditions, and exceptional French craftsmanship, the three founders (Caroline, Laure and Stéphanie) launched L’AUGUSTE Provence in 2021. By combining their expertise, these friends turn Laure’s watercolour paintings into attractive, practical accessories. …

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Mathieu Museum in Gargas
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Mathieu Lustrerie Brings Chandeliers to Life in Provence

“The chandelier is a jewel that never goes out of style.” ~ Mathieu Lustrerie website Régis Mathieu is a true artisan. His expertise lies in working with bronze, creating, and restoring chandeliers. After his father’s passing, he assumed the helm of the family business in 1990 – Mathieu Lustrerie. The …

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Provencal Gifts Remember Provence
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Provencal Gifts from Remember Provence 20% Discount

If Covid-19 has taught us anything, why wait for next year? Marie Helene and Emmanuel Beriot of Remember Provence are celebrating the company’s 24th anniversary of selling gift items from Provence. They curate and ship Provencal housewares, linens, cosmetics, and culinary ingredients to customers worldwide. Originally founded in 1997 when …

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St Tropez Old Port St Tropez Gift Box
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

St Tropez Gift Box from My French Country Home

A Gift from St Tropez Although nothing could replace a weekend on the shores of the Mediterranean in sun-soaked St Tropez, a gift box is always a treat. My French Country Home has put together a selection of top-quality products representative of the city that Brigitte Bardot chose as her …

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Marius Arles Artisan Creators
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Marius Where to Shop in Arles for Artisan Creators

Like a multi-layered quilt, the city of Arles is coated with 2000+ years of history. Sitting on the western bank of the Rhône, Arles is considered the gateway to the Camargue. The city strikes a balance between old and new. Visit the time-worn Roman monuments or the gleaming Luma Arles …

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Gift for You Box from My French Country Home
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

A Gift for You the Box from My French Country Home

Spring is in the air in the northern hemisphere, and it’s time to pamper yourself with a special gift. Time for Moi-Même (time for me) is a curated box of beautiful French products for you from My French Country Home (MFCH). Once again, the MFCH team has put together a …

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Mother’s Day Collection Box 2021
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Mother’s Day Collection Box a Gift from France

Mother’s Day Gift Of course, we should celebrate our mother every day of the year, but more than any other day, let’s make sure she feels special on Mother’s Day. The creative team at My French Country Home has the answer with a gift box curated for mothers. Order the …

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Lavender Fields in Provence
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Lavender in Provence Creating New Artisans

Exploring the Provencal market stands piled high with seasonal produce, fragrant fresh fruit, buckets of just-picked flowers, table linens and bright pottery is pure delight. However, it’s not always rewarding for market vendors facing early mornings, erratic weather, and fickle crowds. Determined to carry on an artisanal tradition, Elsa Lenthal, …

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