December Holiday Menus Provencal
David Scott AllenHoliday MenusProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

December Holiday Menus Christmas with Provencal Flavours

For most people, Tuscon, Arizona does not spring to mind as a foodie capital, but if you are “into” food the city has a surprising culinary vibe. Marc and I moved to the desert city without much of a plan. We took a leap of faith, quitting our jobs and selling …

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Merry Christmas Perfectly Provence 2017
Explore: Travel in Provence

Merry Christmas – Joyeux Noël from the Writers at Perfectly Provence

Wishing you a Perfectly Provence Holiday The holidays are finally upon us with the stockings hung by the fire and another year of terrific Perfectly Provence content is behind us. It is time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best for a joyful season. However, before we …

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Christmas Events French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Christmas 2017: Festive events and activities on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: The Zone B school holidays over the Christmas period run from 22 December and finish 7 January so it’s a good time to use the fortnight’s break to partake in some festive activities. As well as the usual Christmas markets that pop up each year …

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Dog's Life Provence
Julie Whitmarsh

It’s a Dog’s Life in Provence this Christmas

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: What a year it’s been, it seems to have whistled past faster than ever and I can hardly believe that we’re about to spend our second Christmas in our little place in Provence. The house is still far from where we would like it …

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Vin Cuit Provence
Mirabeau WinesWines and Spirits of Provence

Cooked Wine Provence’s Vin Cuit is Steeped in Tradition

Contributor blog post by Susan Newman Manfull for Mirabeau Wine: Sometime in early October, after the harvest, winemakers—mostly located in a small area of Provence at the base of Mont Sainte Victoire, between Aix-en-Provence and Trets—begin the annual tradition of making “vin cuit” or “cooked wine.” They each build a …

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Wine Holidays l'Occasion Gift Guide
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Wrapped Up for the Holidays: The L’Occasion Gift Guide

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: This time of year brings forth memories of Christmases that I’ve experienced and also, of Christmases that I’ve created in my imagination, fueled by narratives told and retold – a history of the way things should be. …Continue reading here for Jill’s wine post – …

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Christmas Traditions Markets Aix-en-Provence
Caroline LongstaffeMarkets in Provence and Cote d'Azur

Christmas Traditions and the Markets of Provence

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: It’s December in Provence, snow has already sprinkled its magic across the villages and as the nights draw in and daylights fades each day, a bitter chill drapes itself like a frozen mantle across the dark golden, sprawling vineyards. By early December in Provence …

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Provence Christmas Story
Explore: Travel in ProvenceMargo LestzProvencal History & Traditions

The Provence Christmas Story a Tale of the Santons

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: You may know the traditional Biblical Christmas story, but in Provence, there is a bit more to it. The Provence Christmas story is told in a Nativity play called a pastorale. It incorporates the main details of the traditional Nativity but sets it in a …

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Christmas Wine Christmas Cocktails with Rose Mirabeau Winery
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Here are 6 Reasons Why Rosé Is The Perfect Christmas Wine

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to do that than indulging in some delicious wines. Now, there’s a certain stigma when it comes to rosé that it should only be enjoyed during the summer, but in actual fact this couldn’t …

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Sainte-Barbe Ble d’Esperance @Aixcentric
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Sainte-Barbe it’s time to plant Blé d’Esperance in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: If you’re in Provence, you will probably have already bought your little pack of seeds to plant today to mark the feast of Saint Barbara (Sainte-Barbe), and hopefully with some warmth and sunshine, they will be ready for Christmas. The local saying is: Quand le blé …

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