French Riviera Markets Roquefort
Markets in Provence and Cote d'AzurPhoebe ThomasTaste: Food & Drink

French Riviera Markets Discover Roquefort les Pins

Our local market in Roquefort les Pins has opened again, albeit under rather different conditions (rules, barriers, hand sanitizer and more).  There are only a handful of stalls and a strict one-way system in place with lots of barriers.  However, if it means we can get fresh local produce and …

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Market Day Banon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Market Day and Other Reasons to Visit Banon

To Market in Banon Sometimes the best-laid plans have to be cast aside, and that was the case last Tuesday. After taking the dog for an early-morning walk and getting everything ready for a cycle out to Roussillon for breakfast, we started to get the bikes out, only to hear …

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Best Christmas Markets France
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in Provence

Visiting the Best Christmas Markets in France

A visit to the French Christmas markets from Provence is easy, in particular, if you take the train to Strasbourg. From there you can access local trains and engage a tour operator for a customised Christmas market program.

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Domaine de Palerme Jackies Suite
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Holidays in Provence Exploring Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

December Holiday Shake-up Christmas holiday routines can get a bit tedious, and for many people, overwhelming. Why not mix things up this year and book a week in Provence near Isle sur la Sorgue? Delightful Domaine de Palerme, near Isle sur la Sorgue, is available for Christmas or the New …

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Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Antiques
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Spend a Sunday Visiting Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Antiques

By Caroline Longstaffe Provencal Antiques Sunday morning is market day in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Known throughout Europe for its astounding array of antique shops, alongside its’ conventional Provencal market, this charming town also hosts an incredible Sunday antique market. Just 39km from Lourmarin, the pretty drive through the Luberon Valley takes about …

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Provence Market Women Fashion André Aubert
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Provence Market for Women a Fashion Update

Eight months after the launch of The Provence Market fashion brand for women, we reached out to Michele and Jean-Marie for an update. This couple is so passionate about the Provencal lifestyle that douceur de vivre is the company’s tagline. “Douceur de vivre is difficult to define. Indirectly, Peter Mayle made …

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Cafe Gaby Lourmarin Fridays Market Day
Caroline LongstaffeMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Head to Lourmarin on Fridays for Market Day

Lourmarin on Fridays Early on Friday morning, around when the clock chimes eight, the sound of clanking metal posts gently peppers the air. White vans fill the car park outside my door, and market stalls spring up in Lourmarin’s Place Henri Barthélémy spilling out along the streets. Friday is market …

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Market Cavaillon melons Provence
Keith Van SickleMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Going to the Wednesday Market in St-Remy

My wife Val and I live part of the year in St-Rémy-de-Provence, a town just south of Avignon. There are lots of fun things to do in St-Rémy and one of our favorites is to go to the Wednesday morning market. What’s it like to go to one of the …

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Truffles Hunting Provence Dogs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Elusive Truffles Hunting for Black Gold in Provence

We had just witnessed a demonstration of how dogs are essential companions for the truffle hunt (le cavage). In most cases, dogs have usurped pigs as the more manageable truffle hunters.

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Provencal Cuisine Top Books Food Lovers Cookbooks
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Explore Provencal Cuisine Top Books for Food Lovers

Joy of Cooking in Provence True confession, I am a committed foodie (although the grammar checker that doesn’t seem to like the word). Maybe that admission will get me off the hook for not being able to objectively delete thousands of photos of markets. Over the years we have taken …

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