Chestnut Festival Revest-du-Bion
Julie WhitmarshLocal Food ProducersTaste

A Must! The Chestnut Festival in Revest-du-Bion in Provence

Last year, we enjoyed a mild autumn in Provence, which is not always the case in the South of France. The pleasant temperatures meant we could get out cycling and for long walks. It also allowed us to visit some of our favourite brocantes and the semi-annual Antiques, Art, and …

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Sainte-Cécile-les-vignes
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Saturday Market Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes is the Best

One of the best things about coming to our home in Sablet is shopping at the weekly outdoor marchés in towns and villages throughout the region … or at least it is for “foodies” like me. Why would you buy fruits and vegetables, cheese, meats, or fish at one of …

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Tourtour main square Explore Provence Verdon Var
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Explore Provence Verdon for Intense Nature, Vines, and Villages

The family reunion began in Paris, with ten (10) of us gathering for two nights. It was an intense program as the kids wanted to visit all the sights from Sacré Coeur to the Eiffel Tower and points in between. After three nights in the “City of Lights,” we took …

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Excellent Olive Oil Provence in the Var
Chef Burnell ShivelyLocal Food ProducersTaste

Excellent Olive Oil from the Var the Tastes of Provence

Few things exist so precious and beneficial to our health and happiness than that pure, liquid gold – olive oil. Softening, calming and astringent, olive oil nourishes strengthens and protects us inside and out. Containing vitamins E and K, omegas 3 and 6, and phenolic compounds, olive oil promotes anti-oxidant …

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Saignon Luberon Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Top 9 Luberon Villages to Visit in Provence

The Luberon region in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southern France is known for its picturesque villages and stunning natural beauty. These nine (9) villages are considered must-sees in the Luberon Valley: Ansouis You’ll find the village of Ansouis tucked inside the Parc naturel regional du Luberon. It is built …

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Mont Ventoux Vines
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

The Mont Ventoux Villages and Our Top Restaurant Picks

Chefs in Provence build their menus around seasonal, locally available produce, small-batch cheeses, ethically raised meats and Mediterranean seafood. However, as a visitor, knowing where to go for good value food is not always evident. So we asked the owners of Le Prieuré La Madelène for suggestions on places they …

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Mont Ventoux France en Velo Biking Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Near Mont Ventoux 4 Villages You Should Visit

Mont Ventoux soars from the Provencal orchards and vineyards to its stark limestone summit at 1909 metres (6,263 ft). In the winter, the top of Mont Ventoux can have snow, and then a tiny ski hill operates. The stark white limestone peak is visible all year from a fair distance …

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Tips Cycling Mont Ventoux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

6 Wine Villages in the Rhône Valley Near Mont Ventoux

If you like French wine, there is a good chance that you have sampled some vintages from the Rhône Valley. Some vineyards in the southern Rhône are near the famous Mont Ventoux – Provence’s giant mountain. This article focuses on six (6) villages in the Côtes du Rhône wine region. …

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Puyloubier Near Aix-en-Provence Trets
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Ideas for a Visit to Puyloubier Near Aix-en-Provence

While Provence provides many opportunities to visit local vineyards or village cooperatives, this one is close to Aix-en-Provence. Here is a parcours for a visit to Puyloubier, a village a short drive east from Aix. Situated on the lower slopes of the Sainte-Victoire, its vineyards are covered by the appellation …

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Mont Ventoux Protected Biosphere
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Mont Ventoux a Protected Biosphere for Cyclists and Wine Lovers

Between the intense month-plus-long heatwave and lack of rain this past summer, our planet is obviously not happy. There was a moment during the pandemic when the planet was given a chance to take a big breath of fresh air. But that didn’t last long, and we are back to …

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