Chateauneuf wine tasting Join Christmas Provence Tour
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Join Jean-Marie Liere on a Christmas in Provence Tour

Attracted to food, photography, and longing for France, we “met” via Instagram. Jean-Marie Liere has lived in Sydney, Australia, since 1997. He stays connected to his homeland by offering French cooking classes and planning his “Our French Impressions” group tours in France in Bordeaux and Provence. The French Connection Born …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Booking Now a Magical Christmas Holiday Tour in Provence

There are encouraging signs for travellers hoping to venture to international destinations. Halfway through 2021 and six months from Christmas day, it’s time to give yourself a present – the gift of travel. Goût et Voyage is booking spots on the Provence for the Holidays tour for this December. At the …

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La Chandeleur Crêpes France
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La Chandeleur Crêpes on the Menu in France

French Holiday Traditions In France, La Chandeleur falls on the 40th day of the Christmas Epiphany season on February 2nd. Also known as Candlemas, this holiday is celebrated in Provence with the making – and eating – of crêpes. La Chandeleur is the culmination of the Calendale, the festive holiday …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Provence for the Holidays a Christmas Tour

Holidays in Provence Tree branches drip with sparkling white lights and the spicy fragrances of clove, cinnamon and star anise scent the air. Laughter bubbles from the market stall selling vin chaud. “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” ~Alice in Wonderland No indeed. Provence is magical during …

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Provence Tour Women Only
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Discover Provence a Tour for Women Only

Provence Anyone? There was some risk when I sent the email. “Ladies, who would like to join me in Provence to discover the region?” I wondered, who would come? Would they get along? How would the travel logistics work out? And, so on. The result was ten (yes 10!) ladies, …

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Culinary Adventure Provence Pastis in Marseille
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Culinary Adventure in Provence Touring Cuisine of the Med

Culinary Holiday in France Occasionally magic happens in the kitchen, but the odds are better if you have some training. In the case of Chef Francois de Mélogue and his wife Lisa, they have a collective 30+ years in the hospitality industry, and both enjoy entertaining – a winning combination. …

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Insiders Market Tour Provence Discovery
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Curious about the Markets in Provence? Take an Insider’s Tour

Curious Provence is the name of Ashley Tinker’s blog. It’s a great name as it combines her interests, she is naturally curious about her surroundings, and she lives in Provence. Ashley studied fine art, is a talented photographer, loves to cook and she still (more below) loves the markets in …

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Avignon Gourmet Tour
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Bring Your Appetite with Avignon Gourmet Tour

Avignon is a must-see on almost every tourist’s Provence travel agenda. Whether you are a practicing Catholic or not it is impossible to ignore the fact that the seat of influence for this religion was based in Avignon for almost 100 years. Pope Clement V arrived from Lyon, without the …

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