Lorgues Coffee Roasters Provence Markets
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Lorgues Coffee Roasters Crafting Great Coffee in Provence

An hour from glamourous St. Tropez on the French Riviera, and about the same distance from the chic city of art and water Aix-en-Provence, Lorgues sits in the heart of the Var. There are many reasons to visit Lorgues, but freshly, roasted coffee was not one of them until recently. …

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Truffles Visit Aups Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Truffles are One Reason to Visit Aups in Provence

Reasons to Visit Aups: A Beautiful Location Located between the Mediterranean coast and the Alps, the village of Aups is at an elevation of 505 metres (1,657 ft). Considered as the capital of the Haut Var, this mid-sized town has a population of roughly 2200 residents. However, on a busy …

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La Cadière-d'Azur Var
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

La Cadière-d’Azur Var Village to Visit

Hilltop Village La Cadière-d’Azur is a small medieval village perched on the edge of a cliff on the hill across from Le Castellet in the south-west of the Var region. After we finished our walk-about Le Castellet, we decided that since we were in the area, we should cross the valley …

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Var Visit Le Castellet Bandol
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Many Reasons to Visit Le Castellet and Bandol AOC

Visit Le Castellet By Michel As we were approaching the end of our most recent sojourn in Sablet, I suggested to Shirley that we visit the Bandol region of the Var and taste wine since we had not been there for several years. One of my favourite blogs is authored …

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Provencal Relaxation Yoga Retreat Great Food
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provencal Relaxation Yoga at the Silk Farm Retreat

Relaxation in Provence A silky cocoon of soft luxury is precisely what the team at The Silk Farm Retreat delivers. Tucked away in the hamlet of Les Ferauds, in the Var, this converted farmhouse is ideal for a get-away in Provence. The Silk Farm Retreat welcomed the first guests in …

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Cotignac Views Provencal Countryside Benefits Rural Village Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateGuest PostLiving in Provence

Top 5 Benefits of Living in a Rural Village in Provence

This guest post is by Susana Iwase Hanson, the founder of Provence Living.net.  Susana is multi-talented and tri-lingual. She lives with her family in the Var in the beautiful, rural village of Cotignac (read more about her interesting backstory here). But after living on many continents, big city living is …

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Domaine Saint Joseph Renovated Provencal Farmhouse Cotignac
Mirabeau WinesRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Stay at a Renovated Provencal Farmhouse in Cotignac

By Jeany Cronk: Back in October, our lovely foodie friends Alexandra Dudley, Laura Jackson and Billy & Jack visited us (see Cooking up some serious sunshine in Cotignac) and stayed just outside Cotignac in a beautifully renovated farmhouse from the 17th and 18th centuries, the Domaine Saint Joseph. Its owner, Charlotte Baring, …

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Restaurants Haut-Var
Guest PostRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Provence Living Top Picks for Restaurants in the Haut-Var

Sadly, restaurant meals do not always live up to our expectations for service, food quality, price and ambiance. We asked Susana Iwase Hanson the founder of Provence Living for her top picks for restaurants in the Haut-Var. Why Visit Haut-Var The Haut-Var is filled with striking scenery, hilltop villages and plenty …

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Visiting Var Kids Summer Kids in the Var
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest Post

Visiting the Var with kids this Summer? My top 10 things to do

Guest Post: by Susana Iwase Hanson of Provence-living.net the website and online community for sharing information about Cotignac and its nearby villages. Discover how this accomplished lady and her family ended up in the beautiful town of Cotignac. It’s summertime in Provence and are her suggestions for ten (10) things to do …

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Commanderie de Peyrassol Art Gallery exterieurs
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

La Commanderie de Peyrassol Modern Art in a Provencal Vineyard

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Here’s a suggestion for an interesting art lover’s outing, about an hour’s drive from Aix-en-Provence.  La Commanderie de Peyrassol is not only a successful Var vineyard producing 500,000 bottles of wine a year but is a fast-growing contemporary sculpture park. …Continue reading here for details from Lynne’s visit to …

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