Encounters at a French Market @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Encounters at a French Market

There is nothing like wandering through a French market filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, bread, soap, honey, and so much more. It’s a lively place—the heart of France, the heart of the village. Today, I was meandering a French market in the stunning hilltop village of Bonnieux in …

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Saint Quentin la Poterie market @PerfProvence
French Cooking ClassesGinger and NutmegTaste

Join a Cook’n with Class Culinary Adventures in Uzès

Charming, was what Nutmeg expected from the Tuesday market in Saint Quentin la Poterie; a village known for its collection of resident artisans (40+) and the annual European Ceramic Festival – Terralha. This town was the birthplace of Joseph Monier the inventor of reinforced concrete. As a tribute to the …

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Vaucluse views of Mont Ventoux @VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshRoad Trips South of France

A 3-day Taster Trip to the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Where do I start? This last week has been lovely – the house has been full (a great test of the temporary fabric walls & open plan bathroom!) Not only has my eldest son been visiting with his girlfriend, but also my mum, so …

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Provencal Lavender by the Chateau in Lourmarin @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeExplore

Provence, where the pleasures of life abound

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: What is it that consistently draws people to Provence and to the Luberon in particular, that special ‘je ne sais quoi’ which make this region so utterly captivating? Aside from its natural beauty, perhaps its enduring appeal is, that it remains one of the …

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Artist in the Market @CuriousProvence
Artists Inspired by ProvenceAshley TinkerInspire

Artist at the Market: Grigore Dontu

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: My favourite painter that sells in Provençal markets is undoubtedly Grigore Dontu. This handsome Moldovian is a little camera shy (the mysterious silent type); however, since I see him so often (as I wander the markets so often) we’ve come to know each other. …

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Best Markets in Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Velleron Night Market: Marché Producteur

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Velleron night market is one of the best producer’s markets in Southern France. It has been continually included within the 100 “marchés d’exception” in France by the Conseil National des Arts Culinaires. The market is open daily, except Sunday of course, in the hot …

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Best Markets in Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Best Markets in Provence: Part II Farmer’s Markets

The quality of the produce is impressive here in Provence. However, all produce is not created equal. The first year I was here, I grew many of my own vegetables. I later wondered why I went through all that trouble. There are some producer’s markets where farmers sell their pickings …

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Best Markets in Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Best Markets in Provence: Part 1 Provençal

Just about every village in Provence has a weekly market. Some villages have markets that occur twice a week or even daily! Markets are absolutely my favourite part of living in Provence. We can easily spend a day wandering through the stalls and people watching as we sit at a …

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Markets in Provence Markets @Susan_PWZ
Markets in Provence and Cote d'AzurModern TrobadorsTaste

Mapping the Markets of Peter Mayle’s Provence

Twenty years ago, my husband, daughter, and I rolled into Marseille on the high-speed train from Paris.  If I recall correctly, the Aix-en-Provence TGV station had not yet been built. We rented a car and drove to Aix-en-Provence, where we would spend several nights before moving to Lourmarin, the small …

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Olives for sale in the Uzes market #Uzes @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

The Best Provencal Market is in Uzès

A man with hairy ears selling goat cheese, a nun blessing us with her wine!  Smiling locals selling linens, ribbons, baskets, and flowers,  cheese makers, olive growers, and an abundance of fresh produce. How can you not visit Uzès’ fabulous twice-weekly markets, the most vibrant in Provence! Every Wednesday and …

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