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My Dreamy ProvenceTaste

A Christmas Treat – olive picking with a local farmer in the Luberon!

By Jilly When you only have a limited time to enjoy Provence, authentic experiences are to be treasured. This one came lovingly wrapped in the form of a friends’ invitation to join them for a special day. Wrapped up cozily against the chill of a provencal winter, a lazy Explore …

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Taking Root in Provence Book cover #Provence #Books
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Christmas in Provence

Dutch-born Anne-Marie Simons is a traveller. She studied in Paris, worked in Brussels and then moved to the United States where for a long time she worked only to support her travel-bug. Today, Anne-Marie and her husband Oscar reside in Aix-en-Provence where she continues to hone her writing. The following …

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Christmas Markets in #Provence @MyDreamyProvence
InspireShopping & Gifts

Join me at a Christmas market in Aix

Provence is a lovely place to spend Christmas. You are certainly not guaranteed a white Christmas, but the beautiful markets and sunny skies make up for it.  Join Jill at the Christmas market in Aix en Provence here.

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AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Winter in Marseille

By aixcentric If you are in Marseille for the Christmas lights and market, you may like to drop into the new exhibition at the Maison de l’Artisanat which is showing three centuries of seasonal objects from St Petersbourg. Fine china and costumes are arranged in tableaux taking the visitor back …

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Christmas in the Provence Vines #Provencewines @RivieraGrape
The Riviera GrapevineWines and Spirits of Provence

Christmas in the Provence Vines

By Chrissie I’m still getting used to a Northern Hemisphere Christmas. Yes, I’m one of those strange people from the south who thinks Christmas should be hot, spent outside by the barbeque, enjoying a traditional festive menu of prawns and mangoes, before an afternoon swim to cool off. Explore this Post …

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AixcentricProvencal History & Traditions

Getting Ready for Christmas: Corn and Crackers

By aixcentric Today is the feast day of Saint Barbara – Sainte-Barbe – and in Provence, the day for planting blé d’ésperance ready for the Christmas table. If you are new to Aix, these are the corn-seeds currently being sold from makeshift stalls – and grocery shops – usually for …

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English Theatre Christmas carols
AixcentricInspire

English-speaking theatre…or Christmas carols?

By aixcentric English-speakers in Aix will have a tough decision to make on Sunday 7th December – go along to see two one-act plays by J.M. Barrie chosen to commemorate the centenary of the 1st World War, or hurry along to the great Cathedral in Aix to join in the …

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