Judas Tree Blooms
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie Whitmarsh

There’s a Sad Tale About the Judas Tree Blooms

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Over the years we have visited Provence in just about every month, but until we bought the house we hadn’t visited in April, which to be honest looking back on it now, was rather an oversight. In April, the countryside simply explodes with colour …

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Grasse Dior Perfume flowers Domaine de Manon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceMirabeau WinesVillages Towns and Cities

Provençal Flowers in Grasse for Dior Perfume

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: We joined a fabulous day out organised by the Cotignac Museum entitled, ‘Le Parfum de la Terre à la Bouteille’ – perfume from the earth to the bottle. About forty of us caught an 8am bus to Grasse, and arrived a couple of hours later at the family-run …

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Flower Farm Ferme Fleurie
French Decor & GardensLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of FranceThe Provence Post

Provence Blooms: Fresh From the Flower Farm Near You

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: There’s no shortage of beautiful flowers in Provence…or places to buy them. Just about every outdoor market has a vendor selling brilliant blooms at reasonable prices. But there’s something very special about buying them at the farm where they were grown  …Continue reading here for …

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May 1st in Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

May 1st in Provence: Arlésiennes et Gardians

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Le Fête des Gardians is the annual festival in Arles celebrating the lifestyle and traditions of the gardians (basically the French version of cowboys that rear bulls for delicious daube provençal). There’s an enormous parade, blessings of the animals, a queen is elected and …

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Festival des Jardins
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

About the Festival des Jardins de la Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: The first Festival des Jardins de la Côte d’Azur is a new event for the region and will take place from today until 01 May 2017. Debut edition of the Festival des Jardins de la Côte d’Azur The theme is ‘L’éveil des sens’, translated …

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Tourrettes-sur-Loup The City of Violets in Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Tourrettes-sur-Loup: Provence’s City of Violets

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The thrill of discovering new villages with the expectation that the next one will be more charming than the last is why my early trips to France entailed a five-page list of villages in alphabetical order to see.The sight of this list would often …

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Mimosas in flower signs of spring in Provence @GirlGoneGallic
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGirl Gone Gallic

Winter Blues? Bring a little Cote d’Azur sunshine into your life!

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Explore Provence’s scenic “Route du Mimosa”! Grey skies getting you down? Ain’t no sunshine? What could be better to brighten even the darkest dreariest winter day than 130km (80 miles) of bursting scented golden poofs? So much better than popping Vitamin D pills or …

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Hotel de Ville Aix-en-Provence #AixenProvence @PerfectlyProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

Hotel de Ville at the Heart of Old and New Aix en Provence

The Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall) and the busy square directly in front date from 1741 a time when Aix en Provence was the capital of Provence. The building was constructed for meetings between consuls and the Town Council. Today, the building remains the place where most administrative requests are …

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