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City Side of Nice: Favorite Finds

By Deborah With all the cold, rainy weather in January, I enjoy looking back at some of last summer’s favorite places. Enjoy and think about sunny days! The city side of Nice Traveling to Nice to enjoy the beaches is always nice. However, don’t forget there’s a city side to …

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Lobster Pasta with Penne #Nice #Provence @bfblogger2013
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Travel Diary for Foodies

By Deborah Favorite foods and travels 2014 There’s no better way for a “foodie” to recap a year’s travel than to revisit meals and favorite foods devoured along the way. Enjoy the journey! Explore this Post Via:: Barefoot Blogger       

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Provence Shop Cafe #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
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Popular Aix Restaurant to Close

By aixcentric There seems to be quite a churn in restaurants in Aix – especially along rue d’Italie, my route into town. But I was very sad to hear about the impending closure of The Provence Shop in rue Victor Leydet. We had lunch there today and it was very …

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Vieux Cafe d’Aniathazze in Uzes via @bfblogger2013
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Tasty Bites in Uzes

By Deborah Tasty Bites in Uzes Mon fils and I are on the way the Lyon, the “stomach of France.” The 5-star restaurants in Lyon are hardly within our budget; nevertheless, we’re ready for some extraordinary French cuisine. Meanwhile in Uzes, we’ve been spending a lot of time at local …

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Winter in Marseille

By aixcentric If you are in Marseille for the Christmas lights and market, you may like to drop into the new exhibition at the Maison de l’Artisanat which is showing three centuries of seasonal objects from St Petersbourg. Fine china and costumes are arranged in tableaux taking the visitor back …

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Mallemort view Provence Villages
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Discovering Mallemort The Heart of Provence

My mother might not approve as some of my relationships these days start via social media – a tweet, a Facebook “like.” That is exactly how we ended up on a rocky trail bordered by the Durance River and cherry orchards with our new friend Charmaine. We spent a Tuesday …

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Eygalieres Sunset Alpilles Provence Villages
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Eygalières is Always worth a Visit

Maybe the panhandlers should have headed to Provence instead of California! Gold appears to be easy to come by under sunny Provencal skies, according to real estate agents who gush about the chic Cote d’Azur, the star-studded Var and Peter Mayle’s gold-dusted Luberon. The village of Eygalières has the geographic …

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Liam Gillick Multiplied Resistance
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Chateau la Coste a Go Casual for Lunch

Chateau la Coste beckoned! It has been at least two years since my last visit to the vineyard owned by Paddy McKillen, an Irishman with a love for Provence, wine and contemporary art and architecture. I made up for my lack of attendance with two lunchtime visits this summer.

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Deux Garcons Cours Mirabeau Aix #AixenProvence @PerfectlyProvence
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Les Deux Garçons a Famous Aix-en-Provence Restaurant

This renowned Aix institution is located where else but the Cours Mirabeau with a decor largely unchanged since it was established in 1792 and which could have come straight from an Italian film set!

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