Gout et Voyage Tours Provence Wine Tasting
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Gout et Voyage Tours a Chance to Experience the Flavours of Provence

Goût et Voyage Culinary Travel Martine and I have lunch once a year in Provence, it was my turn to pick the spot and L’Aile ou la Cuisse was a safe bet. Located in the heart of old St Rémy de Provence it’s a restaurant that we had both tried …

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French Superstitions
Lifestyle: Art & CultureMargo Lestz

A List of Curious French Superstitions

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Are you superstitious? Do you avoid things reputed to bring bad luck even if you don’t believe they will – just in case?  Most cultures have their particular ideas about what is lucky or unlucky, and France is no exception. So, I thought that I …

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Transhumance Provence @PerfectlyProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Witnessing the Magic of the Transhumance in Provence

The tinkling of bells was the musical clue. Our friend encouraged us to rush to their property’s perimeter wall to witness a shepherd (berger) moving his flock near Eguilles in Provence. The collection of sheep and herd dogs consumed the entire back lane as far as the eye could see, …

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Surviving Provence Book Barbara Farber
AixcentricBooks on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Surviving Provence a New Book on Life in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Surviving Provence is a humorous account of the people (and animals) who share author Barbara Farber’s daily life in the South of France. It is a far cry, she explains, from an ode to lavender and sunflowers. She writes: “Although my husband and I were both …

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Yoga Retreat Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in ProvenceThe Unexplorer

4 Perks of Attending a Yoga Retreat in Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: Readers of my blog (all 14 of ya’ll) know I’m into yoga. I’ve gone on a retreat in Tuscany, and gotten my downward dog on in a Japanese garden and on a lavender farm. In between these trips, I have a great home practice. A …

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Getting Lost Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceThe Unexplorer

Getting Lost in Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: What started out as a 45-minute round trip walk to see an 800-year-old bridge turned into a three-hour adventure. Karen, Cathy, Rose, and I — all alumni from last year’s retreat — took a few photos of the ancient bridge (not all that exciting after …

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Benefits Expat Living Provence South France
Mirabeau Wines

The Unexpected Benefits of Living in Rural South of France

Contributor blog post by Susana Iwase Hanson @Mirabeau Wine We all have a good idea about the expected benefits of living in this Mediterranean region: the clean air, water, the relaxing slow paced life with good wine and olive oil, the fantastic weather (so much sunshine!), and the outdoor markets full …

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Autumn Provence @ATableenProvence
Paula Kane

Telling the Truth about Autumn in Provence and Fall Recipes

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane: Oh autumn, with your pretty colours, your shifting light and cool days. Everyone seems to be madly in love with you. “My favourite time of year” appears to be the overwhelming sentiment. So why exactly is it that I don’t feel that same way …

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Cycling Provence @AtableenProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvencePaula KaneStay Fit in Provence

Cycling Thoughts While Pedalling in Provence

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane: I read an article a while back about what people think about when running. It was rather humorous and it got me thinking—about thinking. I’ve often looked back after rather trying trips on the bike and gone through what my mind was focusing on. …

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Autumn South of France
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of FranceVillages Towns and Cities

Spend An Autumn Week South of France

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: How do you spend an autumn week in the south of France? Visiting beaux villages; going to brocante stores and outdoor markets; dining with friends and eating great food. That’s how! Have I told you lately how much I love France?After spending a few stressful months …

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