Chateau Romanin Vineyard Alpilles
ExploreKeith Van SickleVillages Towns and Cities

Our 7 Favourite Villages and Vineyards of the Alpilles

Les Alpilles are a small mountain range in Provence, about 20 minutes south of the papal city of Avignon. These mountains and the surrounding countryside are dotted with charming villages and rolling vineyards, the perfect place to spend a few days. My wife and I live part of the year …

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Keith Van Sickle Book
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Living in St Remy de Provence in the Alpilles

They fell in love with the South of France, although apparently not at first sight. It took 20 visits to Provence before Keith, and Val Van Sickle decided to make the region their part-time home. The couple’s home is near San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley. However, a contract assignment …

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Camping St Remy Views
Paul ShawcrossStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Camping in St Remy at Mas de Nicolas

Camping in Provence Like most French regions, Provence lends itself to camping and the outdoor life, especially with its wall to wall sunshine, blue skies and healthy Mediterranean cuisine. A quick Google search will show a great variety of sites in every part of the Region, especially near the coast, …

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Market strawberries Spend Day St-Rémy-de-Provence Market
ExploreKeith Van SickleVillages Towns and Cities

How to Spend a Day in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Lucky you, you’re coming to St-Rémy-de-Provence! But you only have one day to see the sights—what should you do? I’m here to help! My wife and I live part of the year in St-Rémy, so let me give you some ideas. The Best Market St-Rémy has one of the best …

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Pradeep Teotia Class yoga Provence Belle Vie
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Yoga Provence La Belle Vie Beyond the Mat

Yoga in Provence La Belle Vie yoga retreat was in my calendar, but when the weekend finally arrived I was rushed, juggling life. As Pradeep Teotia began his class with his signature “Welcome Home,” all thoughts of my to-do list fell away. The warmth in the room embraced my soul, …

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Le Savoir Faire des Alpilles Artisans Provence Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Artisans in Provence Le Savoir Faire des Alpilles

Showcasing Alpilles Craftsmanship It could only be serendipity that Le Savoir Faire des Alpilles, a boutique showcasing the designs of local artisans, is across the street from the administrative offices of the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles. Both groups actively promote the beauty, traditions and natural environment of the small …

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Filming the toasting scene on the Petit Crau St Rémy History Lessons
ExploreGayle PadgettVillages Towns and Cities

Learning About St Rémy History Lessons

My French TV Debut When a producer from the France Canal 3 called me up to ask if I would participate—as the expat writer—in a segment of the travel show, Chroniques Méditerranéennes (show details below) with Nathalie Simon, I was ecstatic. A French TV show planning to feature St. Rémy …

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Movies St Remy Provence Cine Palace
InspireKeith Van Sickle

Going to the Movies in St Remy de Provence

Let’s say you are staying in St-Remy-de-Provence and expecting beautiful weather, only to discover that it’s raining buckets. Or maybe it’s one of those days that is just so hot you can’t move. What to do? Here’s an idea—go to the movies! Movies in St Rémy Yes, there’s a nice …

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Market Cavaillon melons Provence
Keith Van SickleMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Going to the Wednesday Market in St-Remy

My wife Val and I live part of the year in St-Rémy-de-Provence, a town just south of Avignon. There are lots of fun things to do in St-Rémy and one of our favorites is to go to the Wednesday morning market. What’s it like to go to one of the …

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La Table de Nicolas St Remy de Provence
Keith Van SickleRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Try A La Table de Nicolas for Fresh Dining in St-Remy

Dining in St Remy de Provence It’s difficult to become certified as a Master Restaurateur in France. Not only do you have to be able to cook at a high level, but everything must be homemade, not thawed or reheated.  When you find a restaurant with a Maître Restauranteur in …

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