Christmas in Uzes @Bfblogger2015
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Christmas in Uzes? Here’s a Preview

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: This year I plan to stay in France for the Christmas holiday. Friends say there’s nothing in the world quite like it. One year I was in Uzes until late December so I got a hint of how special the atmosphere is around here. …

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Provence Prestige @curiousprovence
Ashley TinkerInspireShopping & GiftsWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Provence Prestige Blog Trip: Atelier Arterra

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Une Journée de Découverte à Marseille Curious Provence is one of the official bloggers for Provence Prestige in Arles. My Provence, working with Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme, hosted a blog trip last weekend in Marseille and the Camargue. I was proud to be the only anglophone out …

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Christmas in Provence @privateprovence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday ToursWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spend Christmas in Provence Market and Truffle Tour

Bilingual guide Emily Durand and the owner of Your Private Provence is running a holiday tour in Provence from December 16-22, 2016. This “Christmas market and truffle tour” is a small group tour for a maximum of eight (8) guests. You can view the full itinerary here. Why would you want to sign up …

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A Provence Package Gift ~ from us to you

Lovely connections develop in Provence and ours is one. My friend, author Patricia Sands is a lady with a fabulous re-invention story (please read her full back story here). Following her popular “Love in Provence” trilogy (Lake Union Publishing), she is currently working on her fifth novel. This story is …

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Brioche Galette de roi #Pastry #Provence @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste

Galettes des Rois and the Nabatean Spice Route

In a month’s time, I shall be visiting vineyards in the Negev desert and the archaeological remains of the ancient Nabatean kingdom. Splendid remains of buildings and extensive evidence of large scale agriculture and winemaking indicate the richness of this area in ancient times. The 1st century BCE historian Strabo …

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Christmas in #Avignon #Provence @CuriousProvence
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A Christmassy Weekend in Avignon

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: These trees can be bought at the “Marché de Sapin” on Rue Carnot that is impressively open 7 days a week until Christmas! Today and tomorrow Avignon is particularly in the mood for some Christmas spirit. Carols are playing all throughout the town and …

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Christmas Magazines from Another Era @CuriousProvence
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Christmas Magazines from Another Era

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Cover of 1953 “Rustica” magazine which covers mostly rural subject matter. Some great images of chickens! I personally love looking through magazines from a different era. What interests me in particular is the advertisements. I like to look out for what might be very …

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The Santons of Provence

Contibutor blog post by Victoria Koning @Mirabeau Wine: Sir Francis of Assisi established the tradition of nativity scenes in 1223 with live enactments by people and animals during the midnight mass on Christmas eve in his church of Greccio, Italy. The tradition halted after the French Revolution, when many churches …

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Christmas Markets @AccessRiviera
ExploreLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

12 Days of Christmas on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Ho ho ho! The festive season has crept up on me once again and I’ve been so busy with my kids picking up every cough or virus found on a school playground, and juggling lots of Christmas events that I didn’t get around to …

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5 Good Reasons to Give Someone Wine for Christmas

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Wine is a great Christmas present for many reasons, as long as it’s appropriate…i.e. you are not giving it to your spouse who’s really expecting a diamond ring or to someone who’s teetotal.  But it’s a fantastic present for family and friends as well …

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