Provence Gourmet Getaway Olives
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Provence Fall Weekend Gourmet Getaway in the Olives

Take a November Break Sadly, the month of November does not have the relaxed feel of those long mid-July days, or the stress of back-to-school (la rentrée) in September, or the anticipation of the December holidays. So, why not insert a bit of excitement into this dull month and gather …

READ MORE →
Christmas Holiday Traditions December Santa Swim
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Christmas Holiday Traditions in Provence and the Cote d’Azur

Contributor blog post by PhoebeThomas: Christmas in Provence is full of traditions both ancient and new, religious and secular, making it a fascinating and fun time to visit this part of France.Provence is such a popular summertime destination that it might come as a surprise to find out that it’s …

READ MORE →
Christmas Traditions 13 Desserts of Provence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & Drink

Discover the Tradition of the 13 Desserts of Christmas in Provence

This post was previously published by Cook’n with Class in Uzès. A buffet table laden with 13 desserts! How could the French be so smug as to think that North Americans with our turkey-centric Christmas dinners, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and a variety of sides are excessive? Or so …

READ MORE →
Santons of Provence @MirabeauWine
Explore: Travel in ProvenceMirabeau WinesProvencal History & TraditionsWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What is the History Behind the Santons of Provence

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Sir Francis of Assisi established the tradition of nativity scenes in 1223 with live enactments by people and animals during the midnight mass on Christmas eve in his church of Greccio, Italy. The tradition halted after the French Revolution, when many churches were closed. …

READ MORE →
Aix-en-Provence Christmas Markets
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Aix-en-Provence Christmas Markets – Dates and Details

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Cézanne finds himself marooned between the Foire aux Santons and woolly jumpers at the textile market. It seems strange having the Aix-en-Provence Christmas markets starting up against such a bright blue sky and warm sun, but there we are – the chalets are built and the children’s …

READ MORE →
Christmas Le Domaine de Palerme Magnolias suite bedroom
Bed & Breakfasts in ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

A Family Christmas in Provence at Le Domaine de Palerme

Head to the South of France After years of the same old holiday routines, the Christmas stockings are looking a bit ragged and plum pudding it still not your favourite dessert. Why not change it up this year and spend a week in Provence? Domaine de Palerme is available for a …

READ MORE →
Perfectly Provence Christmas Message
What's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Happy Holidays from Perfectly Provence

Happy Holidays! Seasons greetings to all our readers and the terrific contributors. May the holidays allow you the time to sample some wine from Provence, share a Provencal-inspired meal with friends and family, but mostly enjoy a chance to relax.  

READ MORE →
Provence Vegetarian Holiday Menu
David Scott AllenHoliday MenusProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Vegetarian Holiday Menu Inspired by Provencal Flavours

Sometimes you just need to go green for the holidays. This tastes of Provence Vegetarian Holiday Menu will impress even the die-hard carnivores in the crowd. Martine at Goût et Voyage leads off with her tiny zucchini cakes (you can also make these with spinach) a savoury snack with cocktails. …

READ MORE →
Dinner menu seafood based @CocoaandLavender #TastesofProvence
David Scott AllenHoliday MenusProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Seafood Dinner Menu for the Holidays

Borrowing inspiration from the proximity of the Mediterranean this festive menu (recipe links are below each course) is seafood focused. Share some rosé with your guests as you sample the Cocoa & Lavender zucchini fritters. Then blow their minds and taste buds with the recipe by Michelin star chef Gérald …

READ MORE →
Gift Guide wine corks and Christmas tree @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Under the Tree: L’occasion Holiday Gift Guide + A Giveaway

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: My kids and I always giggle when the song demands, “Now bring us some figgy pudding.” The bossy tone is disruptive in the peaceful setting of the holiday and the fact that feathers are ruffled over figgy pudding is something we find hysterical. If …

READ MORE →