Garden Abbaye de Valsaintes
French Decor & GardensJulie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & Culture

The Remarkable Garden at Abbaye de Valsaintes is a Must Visit

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I have always loved gardens, although I have to admit to not being a great gardener myself. A summer garden with deep herbaceous borders, filled with the scent and colour of roses is always a delight and we have some delightful ones around us in …

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Château de Bourgane
David & Karen TaylorFrench Decor & GardensLifestyle: Art & Culture

Discovering Château de Bourgane Near Apt

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Despite living here in Provence for over ten years we continue to make great discoveries! Château de Bourgane is on the road leading from Apt to Saint Saturnin Les Apt. The Chateau dates to 1775 and was probably one of the most important houses in …

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Jardins d’Albertas Bouc-Bel-Air Provence
French Decor & GardensGinger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & Culture

The Jardins d’Albertas of Bouc-Bel-Air and Casanova’s Visit in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Whether fiction or not, Nutmeg thinks it is appropriate that Casanova the infamous Venetian writer, gambler and reputed womanizer is weaved into the history of les Jardins d’Albertas. This garden, owned by the Albertas family, is located just a few minutes outside of Aix-en-Provence in the …

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Autumn Garden South France
Phoebe Thomas

Living in the South of France – my autumn garden

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Back in late 2015 I was asked by the magazine Living France to write a series of articles about my garden in the Côte d’Azur. I wrote one for each season and couldn’t publish them here on the blog as the magazine, being an actual …

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Sentiers de L’Abondance
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensLifestyle: Art & Culture

Why Visit Les Sentiers de L’Abondance a Special Garden Project in Eygalieres

On a hot July afternoon, Girl Gone Gallic and I set out to discover Provence’s pathways of abundance. The inspiration for the name of this property came from a book by French author and garden lover Adrienne Cazeilles. Les Sentiers de L’Abondance is the name of a unique garden located …

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La Louve Garden Jardin Remarkable Bonnieux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensLifestyle: Art & Culture

La Louve a Remarkable Garden and Green Oasis in Bonnieux

It rains a lot in Normandy. So, two residents of northern France to deciding to spend their retirement years in Provence would hardly be considered unusual. Sylvie and Pascal Verger were searching for a village house with a garden for their relocation from Honfleur. However, the trigger for their real …

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A New French Riviera Garden Festival
AixcentricFrench Decor & GardensLifestyle: Art & Culture

A New French Riviera Garden Festival

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The ‘Festival des Jardins de la Cote d’Azur’ looks to be an interesting new venture. It runs every day from 1st April to 1st May in Nice, Cannes, Grasse, Antibes and Menton. There are two sections to this festival. The first will be 10 gardens specially …

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Olives in Provence #TastesofProvence @TableenProvence
Paula KaneStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

My Provençal Garden

It always happens less than one week after being back in Canada. Less than one week (sometimes less than one day) and I am dreaming about being back in Provence. Generally it’s because I go from summer to autumn/winter in a matter of moments. It’s always cold and dreary and …

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Sculpture Garden @laBastideRose @Aixcentric
AixcentricHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Sculpture Garden at La Bastide Rose

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This place is just gorgeous. It was the home of Pierre Salinger, President Kennedy’s press secretary and spokesman, and his fourth wife Poppy. He chose this 17th century mill on the river Sorgue for retirement in 2000, having sworn that if George W Bush was …

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Lou Messugo Garden French Riviera @Fibitee
Phoebe ThomasRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

A frog and 3 snakes in my French Garden at Lou Messugo

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: It’s been a while since I’ve written about the wildlife at Lou Messugo but not for the lack of it, far from it, this summer has been all about snakessssssss and pretty green frogs. I guess that could be a bit of an exaggeration …

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