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5 of the Best Provencal Recipes Inspired by Southern France

Looking for authentic cuisine? Are you a big fan of France? If you said “yes” to both of these, then read on! Of all the places in the world, France is well-known for its various cuisines that many curious foodies and tourists want to get their hands on right now. …

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Inspire: Art & CultureProvencal History & TraditionsVirginie Van Der Wees

Discover the Christmas Traditions in Provence

Holiday Traditions Christmas in Provence takes place, as in most regions of France, with family. It is a traditional holiday loaded with Christian symbols. The festivities start at the beginning of December at the time of Saint Barbara. Noël en Provence se passe, comme dans la plupart des régions de …

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Ashley TinkerStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Bells, Shutters and Stone Traditional Architecture in Provence

Church Bells of Bonnieux Recently, we stayed in the hilltop village of Bonnieux in Provence’s Luberon where we were treated to a singular sensory experience. We reached out to Vincent Gils, the only carillonneur (bell-ringer) left in the Vaucluse area and one of few left in France. Vincent’s father, Bernard, …

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Lucéram, circuit des crèches
Guest PostInspire: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

The Circuit des Crèches Lucéram Holiday Tradition

Nestled in the Alpes-Maritimes above the Cote d’ Azur is the medieval village of Lucéram. One day before Christmas, my friend decided to take me on a tour of the “Circuit des Crèches.” We drove high up the winding roads to the alpine region above the sea. Circuit des Creches …

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Vin Cuit Christmas Provence
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Vin Cuit and Christmas in Provence

It’s that time of year again. Some people think of Christmas trees, beautifully wrapped presents tucked under the tree, and stockings by the chimney. We think of wine and food: what will we prepare, and which bottle of wine will marry best with our meal on Christmas Eve? And, of …

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Lavender Fields in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Lavender in Provence Creating New Artisans

Exploring the Provencal market stands piled high with seasonal produce, fragrant fresh fruit, buckets of just-picked flowers, table linens and bright pottery is pure delight. However, it’s not always rewarding for market vendors facing early mornings, erratic weather, and fickle crowds. Determined to carry on an artisanal tradition, Elsa Lenthal, …

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Book Provençal Christmas Story Susan Kiernan Lewis book cover
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

Book Review: A Provençal Christmas Story

Accomplished Author In 2011, Susan Kiernan-Lewis published a book entitled “How to Succeed as an Indie Author,” which, for some reason, is no longer available on the market. She then followed her advice and today has become one of the most prolific Indie authors in the US. The numbers speak …

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Santons Christmas Provence Creche Scene
Guest PostInspire: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Santons the Signs of Christmas in Provence

This guest post about the Santons and Christmas in Provence comes from Marie-Helene, the co-founder of the online store Remember Provence. They curate Provencal-themed housewares, gift items and culinary ingredients and ship to customers around the world. Remember Provence represents only high-quality products produced traditionally. Please follow this link to …

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Souleiado Museum Printed Fabrics les Indiennes
Guest PostInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Printed Provencal Fabrics the Indiennes of Provence

It is impossible to visit a market in Provence without seeing sellers of tablecloths, napkins, and other items for home decor. As a word of warning, beware of quality and place of origin as you may not be buying made-in-Provence products. The original printed Provencal fabrics were called les Indiennes. …

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Provence Legends Tarasque Monster Tarascon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceMargo LestzVillages Towns and Cities

Tarascon Fêtes de la Tarasque Festival for the Fun of It

By Margo Lestz: Fêtes de la Tarasque Don’t miss this quirky Provencal festival. There are dragons in the streets and much more to entertain all ages. We were preparing to leave Nice and fly back to London. And, just out of curiosity, I had a peek at what was going …

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