Château Gasqui Vineyard @ProvenceWineZine
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At the Château Gasqui Vineyard Nature is a Companion at Work

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: “You have to have confidence in the terroir,” winemaker François Miglio emphatically told me. “You have to accompany its natural harmony,” he continued, echoing the essence of the biodynamic philosophy he follows, as we sipped wines in all three colours at Château Gasqui one particularly …

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Festival du Rocher #Cotignac @MirabeauWine
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Plan to Attend the Festival du Rocher in the Village of Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @MirabeauWine: During our first visit to Cotignac in 2008, our aunty told us about this lovely open-air theatre and cinema in the village and invited us to watch “Slum Dog Millionaire” with them. With all the catching up and our enthusiastic introduction to Provence …

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Domaine Saint Andrieu @Susan_PWZ #WinesofProvence
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Domaine Saint Andrieu is Worth the Drive

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Deep in the heart of the Var, north of Brignoles, and a wee bit past the tiny predominantly organic village of Correns, there is a long and winding road just off the Grand Rue (also called the D45). Soon after making that turn, on …

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Bargemon landscape #Var @AccessRiviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca WhitlockeRoad Trips South of France

French Riviera Weekend Wanderlust: Bargemon

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Bargemon, located in the hinterland of the Var department was a pleasant weekend getaway for myself and my partner and a town that we will definitely return to as the area allowed a nice change of scenery away from the coast. Fortified in AD …

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Hideaway in Tourtour Domaine de la Baume Tourtour Var @megeve_hotels
Hotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Five Star Secluded Hideaway in Tourtour

Just outside the village of Tourtour, in the Var, is an exquisite Sibuet Maison & Hotels property:  the Domaine de la Baume a Provencal Jewel. It is a secluded hideaway with 5-star service. In keeping with the classy style of Sibuet Maison & Hotels, this one time private home is …

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Gonfaron France Var @Unxplorer
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Photo Friday: Gonfaron and 4 Reasons to Visit

Contributor blog post by Susan Payton: When Susan our Unexplorer shared this photo of Gonfaron I was curious. Where was this place and what might one expect to find in this village in the Var. It turns out there are several reasons to visit this village that claims to be …

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Cotignac in the mist #Cotignac @MirabeauWine
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Cotignac the perfect Provencal Village

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @Mirabeau Wine: We often wonder how the little village of Cotignac so effortlessly manages to capture people’s hearts. We came to this hamlet in the “Haut Var” just over 6 years ago, after a chaotic and frustrating property search around Aix-en-Provence that left us …

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Thoronet Abbey
Ginger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Thoronet Abbey a Cistercian Treasure in Provence

By nutmeg L’Abbaye du Thoronet was first classified as a historic French monument in 1840. Restoration work started the year after and still continues today. Nutmeg wanted to visit the Thoronet Abbey as they had already seen the “sister” abbeys Silvacane and Sénanque. The straightforward design of these buildings produced …

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Le Cercle du Progres Saint Martin de Pallieres
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Bistrots du Pays: Bringing Life to French Villages

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Lunch today at Le Cercle du Progres in Saint-Martin-des-Pallieres in the Var, a restaurant that is also the village bar, the grocery shop, the fruit-and-veg outlet, the bread provider, the post office and the purveyor of Var Matin. What a great idea. The pretty village …

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Six Vineyards of St Antonin du Var @LizGabayMW #WinesofProvence
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

The Six Vineyards of St Antonin du Var

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Wine writers and wine buyers so often only see a region briefly when visiting a specific vineyard, two or three vineyards in a region, sometimes a local restaurant. Invariably we see small snapshots of an area, out of context of its history, people and …

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