Galette des Rois Kings Cake Provence @CocoaandLavender
Christmas & HolidayDessertGuest PostProvencal RecipesTaste

Galette des Rois Recipe and Epiphany in Provence

Epiphany on January 6th The “Three Kings day” is a real party at home. We like to make the “galette” ourselves and share this moment with the family. Besides, January is the month we celebrate my brother’s birthday (January 3) and mine (January 5). We would be delighted to welcome …

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Merry Christmas Perfectly Provence 2017
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Happy Holidays from Perfectly Provence

Holiday Wishes! It’s time to wish everyone all the best for this joyful season – Happy, Healthy Holidays! However, before we head out on a little technology break, it’s time to acknowledge all our terrific contributors. Inspired by Provence Lynne launched Aixcentric with the goal to post current events happening …

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Christmas Markets Provence Clementines
InspireProvencal History & TraditionsVirginie Van Der Wees

Discover the Christmas Traditions in Provence

Holiday Traditions Christmas in Provence takes place, as in most regions of France, with family. It is a traditional holiday loaded with Christian symbols. The festivities start at the beginning of December at the time of Saint Barbara. Noël en Provence se passe, comme dans la plupart des régions de …

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Bûche de Noël Christmas
Christmas & HolidayDessertFrançois de MélogueProvencal RecipesTaste

Bûche de Noël a Sweet French Christmas Tradition

A French Christmas Yule Log Of all the culinary treats that grace the French Christmas table, nothing inspires more child-like joy than a rich, chocolate Bûche de Noël. Real yule logs, the kind from living trees, have had symbolic significance to the French for centuries. Until the late 1800s, it …

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Lucéram, circuit des crèches
Guest PostInspireProvencal History & Traditions

The Circuit des Crèches Lucéram Holiday Tradition

Nestled in the Alpes-Maritimes above the Cote d’ Azur is the medieval village of Lucéram. One day before Christmas, my friend decided to take me on a tour of the “Circuit des Crèches.” We drove high up the winding roads to the alpine region above the sea. Circuit des Creches …

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Family Activities Christmas Riviera
InspireRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Family Activities at Christmas on the French Riviera

The French Riviera is the ideal destination to soak up the holiday season with everything happening including Christmas markets dressed in their finest decorations and lights, food festivals and winter activities. There’s plenty for families to see and do, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune – here are …

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Vin Cuit Christmas Provence
Provence WineZineTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Vin Cuit and Christmas in Provence

It’s that time of year again. Some people think of Christmas trees, beautifully wrapped presents tucked under the tree, and stockings by the chimney. We think of wine and food: what will we prepare, and which bottle of wine will marry best with our meal on Christmas Eve? And, of …

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Christmas Shopping Lourmarin
Caroline LongstaffeInspireShopping & Gifts

Christmas Shopping in Lourmarin

Lourmarin in December It’s December and people everywhere are getting ready for Christmas. After weeks of blue skies and gentle warm days, it’s raining where I live in California and temperatures have plummeted. The puddles are splattered with the last remnants of autumn and the mornings are frosty with low …

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Rose et Marius Provence Fragrance Holiday Contest
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Enter this Provence Rosé Fragrance Holiday Contest

Let’s face it; we all need a drink this year. It’s time to celebrate the end of 2020 with some Provencal rosé fragrance! None of us could have predicted that these sayings – social distancing, bubble, cohort, quarantine, lockdown, and self-isolation – would be commonplace. Now that mask-wearing is encouraged, …

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Holiday Giveaway Provence Gift
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Holiday Giveaway! A Made-in-Provence Gift for You

As our friends in the United States get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, we know that the Christmas holiday season is right around the corner. To celebrate the festive season, we have partnered with our friends at Remember Provence and curated a made-in-Provence giveaway package. For details about this …

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