Marché Les Halles Best Markets Near Avignon
Markets in Provence and Cote d'AzurPhil ChandlerTaste: Food & Drink

A Sample of the Best Markets in and Near Avignon

By Phil: So far in our short time living here, we think these are the best markets in and around Avignon that we have come across. We have selected these markets from our own visits and experiences of them. There are also many other markets on offer that we are …

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Englishman Provence Expat Living Avignon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLearning FrenchLiving in Provence

An Englishman in Provence Loving Expat Living in Avignon

In early 2018, when the opportunity to relocate to Provence presented itself Phil Chandler and his partner jumped at the chance to escape from the “rat race” in England. Leaving behind his own successful business in the United Kingdom (UK) Phil is now pursuing a career as a freelance travel …

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The Walled City of Avignon
Bed & Breakfasts in ProvenceMary Kay SealesStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Where to Stay in Avignon? Le Limas Bed & Breakfast

“It feels like a home, an art gallery and a boutique hotel all in one” Avignon, the ancient walled city with the famous “pont,” is situated along the Rhone River on the TGV train line from Paris.  It is the perfect stopover en route to the Côte d’Azur, or can …

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MuCEM Collections Avignon Musées
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

From the Archive Collections at MuCEM and Avignon Musées

By Aixcentric: Most museums have massive amounts of ‘stuff’ filed, heaped, mounded away in archives, basements and warehouses. The question is: what do they do with it all? It really is an issue. Marseille’s MuCEM inherited the contents of the Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires in Paris and now …

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Christian Lacroix Mirabilis
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Art in Avignon: Christian Lacroix Show Promises to be Mirabilis

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: French fashion designer Christian Lacroix can be relied on to bring a stylish rather Baroque flourish to everything he does. A proud Arlésien, he has transitioned to Avignon to curate their new show, Mirabilis, for which he has chosen 350 to 400 works, documents and …

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Avignon Musées Mirabilis Museums
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & Culture

Museums of Avignon Musées Mirabilis is the Big Summer Show

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The wonderfully creative Arlésien designer Christian Lacroix has been given free rein to choose items from the museums of Avignon for ‘Mirabilis’, the summer show. And ‘marvellous’ it surely will be: visitors can see 350 to 400 works, documents and collections, from prehistory to ethnic collections to modern …

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Pope's Palace Avignon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Must Visit the Pope’s Palace in Avignon France

Contributor blog post by Michel: I have ignored my blog for far too long. Busy at work and projects at home, so I never seem to find quiet time to share adventures with you. So here I am. I hope to be here more frequently going forward. As followers of “Our …

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La Divine Comédie Avignon Luxury Suites
Bed & Breakfasts in ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Luxury Rooms in Avignon Stay at La Divine Comédie Private Suites and a Secret Garden

It took over 600 years to open this luxurious bed and breakfast in the heart of Avignon. La Divine Comédie is a jewel of a guest house with five suites and a magical garden, the successful outcome of the owners Amaury de Villoutreys and Gilles Jauffret’s vision. They purchased the …

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Avignon Jardin des Doms
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in Provence

A visit to Avignon and the Jardin des Doms during the Festival of Avignon

Contributor blog post by Michel: When we go to Avignon, we try to park at the Hotel Mercure garage because the stairs exit close to the Popes’ Palace. Right next to the stairway, is the Hôtel des Monnaies (mint), the earliest private Baroque monument in Avignon. It sits opposite the main entrance …

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Avignon Art
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Good Reasons to Head on Over to Avignon Art and Cake!

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: A room dedicated to Sandro Botticelli at Avignon’s Petit Palais was inaugurated in April following the Louvre’s decision to send the artist’s ‘Venus aux Trois Putti’ south to join the existing Madonna and Child. This permanent display also incorporates work from Botticelli’s pupils. The collection …

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