Marseille OohProvence Group Tours Itineraries
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Welcome to Marseille so Many Reasons to Visit

France’s second-largest city – Marseille – had an image problem, not helped by its setting for gangster and crime movies. But ask any local this city is pure magic. Situated on the Mediterranean, Marseille residents can swim at their favourite beach before work and watch the sunset at another with …

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Painting Workshops Provence Tessa Baker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Painting Holidays in Provence with Tessa Baker

Painting in Provence Sometimes when you meet someone, it feels like you have known them forever, which was the case with Tessa Baker. Warm and welcoming, Tessa is a talented artist who runs small-group painting holidays and workshops in Provence, Italy and beyond. She had invited me to join her …

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Marseille OohProvence Group Tours Itineraries
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

OohProvence Group Tours and Customized Itineraries

A Move South Christopher Curtis and Laurent Nurisso closed their design boutiques, put their possessions in storage, packed-up the car and the dog, and drove from London to Provence. Their friends in England thought they were crazy. Relocating to Marseille in 2013, Christopher and Laurent felt that the gritty port …

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Cathedral Bell Tower and Square Ambiance d’Aix two bedroom apartment
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Remember to Keep Looking Up in Aix-en-Provence

When at home in Aix-en-Provence, we never tire of strolling the cobbled lanes, looking up and around to see what new treasures we can spy – have we noticed that fountain before? And look at that interesting frieze just below a roofline!  Looking Up in Aix We have guided our …

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LUMA Arles Arts Centre
AixcentricExplore: Travel in Provence

Plan Your Visit to LUMA Arles Arts Centre

Long-time Aixcentric followers will have read about the development of the old SNCF railway sheds and shunting yards into LUMA Arles, a stylish arts centre, funded by Swiss industrialist and art-lover Maja Hoffman. Hopefully, the photo gives you an idea of the scale of the ‘Parc des Ateliers’ site: the …

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Emily Durand Your Private Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Gardens and Charming Villages a Visit to Provence

Emily Durand, the founder of Your Private Provence, decided to turn her Covid-19 lockdown experience from lemons into lemonade. She refined her ideas for small-group tour itineraries in Provence, resulting in a delightful combination of charming villages, gardens and comfortable accommodation. Vaucluse Vineyards and Views The eight (8) night trip …

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Interview Meet the Founder of Goût et Voyage
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Interview: Meet the Founder of Goût et Voyage

Meet the Founder Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Martine Bertin-Peterson, the founder of boutique travel company Goût et Voyage. A company that she started in 2014, with the idea of creating small group tours based around the way she likes to travel. Her vision was to develop slow-travel …

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Picnics in Provence Essential Ingredients
Tasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Picnics Here are the Essential Ingredients

Picnic is a universal term for creating a culinary experience in nature with some of your favourite portable foods. The French, though, take the word pique-nique to an elevated culinary level! My experiences in North America pale in comparison to the memorable pique-nique outings I have experienced in Provence. Start with …

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Vincent Art Tours Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursMarti Schmidt

My French Dreams of Provence a Letter

Finding a way forward while staying in place Dear Friends, During this pandemic, I find myself in my art studio sanctuary. I am using this time to reflect on my wanderlust and travels while revisiting my photo collection of times past. For now, I am enjoying Provence (virtually), reflecting on …

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Provence Self-Isolation Spring Flowers
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursMartine Bertin-Peterson

Thoughts of Touring Provence During Self-Isolation

Sadly, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, so many travellers have had to cancel their spring and early-summer vacations to France. Although we, too, have had to cancel our Goût et Voyage May/June 2020 Taste of Provence trips, I’m spending this valuable “free time” planning for winter 2020 and spring 2021. …

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