Facade sud 2014 Chateau de Mazan @GrapeEscapes
Hotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Château de Mazan Rich in Provencal Style

Nestled in the heart of Provence, you will find a true Hidden Gem – Château de Mazan. The former residence of the Marquis de Sade, an 18th Century French aristocrat, politician and writer who was infamous for his outrageous, libertine lifestyle, this stunning Château is an ideal destination for a relaxing …

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Seguret #RhoneValley @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Séguret—A Jewel of the Rhône Valley

The village of Séguret is visually stunning in every way. It’s the prettiest Provençal village I have encountered thus far. It certainly gives my favourite, Joucas, a run for its money. This charming jewel of a village is filled with colourful flowers and crazy charm around every bend of its …

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Lavender fields Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Launching a new start in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: In 8 days time we should be at the Notaire’s office in Apt, on the verge of signing the final paperwork ‘Acte Authentique’ for our new house in the Vaucluse. As you can probably imagine things are a bit frantic at home as we …

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House Hunting in Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie Whitmarsh

Our Provence Real Estate Dream is a Big Step Closer

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: As those who have been following my blog for the past year will know – our big dream has been to own a home in the Vaucluse, an area we have been visiting for the last 25 years and which already feels like a …

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House hunting in Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Julie Whitmarsh

Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart – The House Hunt Continues

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: When our first efforts at buying a house in France fell apart, just before signing the Compromis de Vente, we were absolutely gutted and it would have been very easy to just give up and walk away. We felt though, that we had no other option, …

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L'Arbre a Vins Vaison-la-Romaine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Better than a Money Tree – L’Arbre à Vins in Vaison-la-Romaine

Mathieu Schillinger hails from France’s Alsace region with its fabulous white wines. However, he tells me that it was only when he moved to England that he gained an appreciation for food and wine. An Epicurean paradox? In 2007, Mathieu and his wife returned to France to open a B&B …

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Figs Cuisine de Provence
French Cooking ClassesTaste

Cooking Classes at Cuisine de Provence

Barbara Schuerenberg says, “I always joke that I learned to cook out of self-defence as our mother was a terrible cook.”  Clearly, she was successful in that pursuit as she enters into her sixth year of running her cooking school Cuisine de Provence in Vaison la Romaine. German-born Barbara’s journey …

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Clos Saint Paul #Mazan #Rentals #Provence @ClosSaintPaul
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocals Travel TipsMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Discover Taste Relax With Local’s Tips For Mazan and the Vaucluse

It is understandable that Canadians will do practically anything to avoid winter, but skipping out in those few short months of summer… Well, maybe if you are heading to Provence. If you like the sounds of that plan, then read this article on Clos Saint Paul a rental property that …

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Clos Saint Paul #Mazan #Rentals #Provence @ClosSaintPaul
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Clos Saint Paul a Rental for Cyclists and Wine Lovers

Clos Saint Paul is located just outside the village of Mazan in Provence’s Vaucluse. The 260-year-old building previously operated as a chambre d’hôte (B&B) for visitors interested in exploring Mont Ventoux and the villages of the Dentelles. This private, six-bedroom house is now owned by a group of Canadians who …

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