Restaurant du Cours Provencal Village Life Cotignac
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The Benefits of Provencal Village Life in Cotignac

Cotignac in Provence’s Var Susana Iwase Hanson is the founder of Provence Living.net, after living on several continents, she and her husband discovered Cotignac, a quiet village in the Var, a decade ago (read her interesting backstory). Cotignac’s residents enjoy the benefits of living in the Provencal countryside with the Mediterranean …

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Top 5 Benefits of Living in a Rural Village in Provence

This guest post is by Susana Iwase Hanson, the founder of Provence Living.net.  Susana is multi-talented and tri-lingual. She lives with her family in the Var in the beautiful, rural village of Cotignac (read more about her interesting backstory here). But after living on many continents, big city living is …

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Brocante Cotignac Boutique
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Brocante in Cotignac Le Passé – Le Présent Boutique

By Sophie Bellard: Le Passé – Le Présent is a boutique a cave of wonders, a true cavern of Ali Baba in the center of Cotignac. Nadine Dehennin and her husband opened this brocante and decoration shop more than 30 years ago. It is full of beautiful discoveries, one-of-a-kind items that …

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Domaine Saint Joseph Renovated Provencal Farmhouse Cotignac
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Stay at a Renovated Provencal Farmhouse in Cotignac

By Jeany Cronk: Back in October, our lovely foodie friends Alexandra Dudley, Laura Jackson and Billy & Jack visited us (see Cooking up some serious sunshine in Cotignac) and stayed just outside Cotignac in a beautifully renovated farmhouse from the 17th and 18th centuries, the Domaine Saint Joseph. Its owner, Charlotte Baring, …

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The Unexpected Benefits of Living in Rural South of France

Contributor blog post by Susana Iwase Hanson @Mirabeau Wine We all have a good idea about the expected benefits of living in this Mediterranean region: the clean air, water, the relaxing slow paced life with good wine and olive oil, the fantastic weather (so much sunshine!), and the outdoor markets full …

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Provence Saffron in Cotignac
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Harvesting the Saffron of Provence in Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Jean Leclerq and his partner Sabine are a dedicated couple who own a very special place hidden away in the hills behind our little village of Cotignac.  They have started our first “Safranière”, a small Saffron farm growing the most valuable spice on earth. …

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Cotignac Rose Festival #WinesofProvence @MirabeauWine
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The First Ever Cotignac Rosé Festival

About a year ago I slowly began talking to the Mayor’s office about hosting a bijou village event, celebrating rosé and the summer spirit that’s so unique in our beautiful village of Cotignac. The idea is certainly not totally original and a handful of other villages host similar fêtes, yet …

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Centre D’Art La Falaise #Cotignac @MirabeauWine
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Centre d’Art La Falaise opens its doors in Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @ Mirabeau Wine: If walls could talk, the new art centre in Cotignac would tell a thousand tales. A myriad of locals have shared their precious memories of times spent in the La Falaise building from when it was a restaurant, a garage, a …

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Sophie Papiazan Artist #Ceramics @MIrabeauWine
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Sophie Papiazan, local ceramic artist

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @Mirabeau Wine: French artist Sophie Papazian graduated at the Fine Arts of Lyon in 1987 and pursued a career as a painter. In 2007 she discovered ceramics, and completed her studies at the School of Ceramics in Provence. Since then, she has been creating …

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Trond Moi wine tasting @MirabeauWine
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Cooking and Wine Tasting with Norwegian Chef Trond Moi

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @MirabeauWine: A couple of days a year, Trond Moi flies to the South of France to hold a ‘cours de cuisine‘ for a bunch of enthusiastic Norwegian guests staying at at Lou Marronie, one of the most beautiful manors in Cotignac. Trond Moi is …

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