Luberon Domaine de Fontenille
Caroline LongstaffeHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Find Luxury in the Luberon at Domaine de Fontenille

Imagine staying in a glorious 19th century Provencal country estate surrounded by mighty cedars, olive trees and resplendent vineyards framed by the rolling Luberon hills of the Durance Valley. Transformed in 2013 by architect Alexandre Lafourcade, Domaine de Fontenille is now a luxury spa hotel and exceptional wine domaine, with …

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Chateau Romanin Vineyard Alpilles
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith 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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Domaine de Trévallon Vineyard Vines
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine de Trévallon Vineyard and Stockinger Barrels

By Liz Gabay This article was originally published in Nomacorc website magazine in summer 2016, following my three-day visit to Trevallon in April 2016. A cold Mistral was blowing for most of that week, so hiding in the cellar some days, despite the noise, was a respite. Sometimes the most …

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Bellet Vineyards Nice France
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Bellet Vineyards So Close to Nice, France

By Jill Barth: As France’s oldest wine region, Provence is infinitely important to the global history of viticulture. The region was settled by the Phocaeans around 600 BC, and it’s believed that the Greeks were responsible for the dawn of winemaking and grape growing in ancient Provence. These early wines …

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Visit Château la Coste Art Wine
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in Provence

Visit Château La Coste for Art, Architecture and Wine

Nestled among rolling vineyards between the historic city of Aix-en-Provence (14km) and the stunning Luberon Valley (21km) you will find Château La Coste. Purchased by Irish real estate developer Paddy McKillen in 2002, the ordinary has been transformed into the extraordinary. Château La Coste is now a stunning domain set within 600 hectares, dedicated not just …

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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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Chateau Sainte Roseline Wine
AixcentricTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine and Wonders at Chateau Sainte-Rosaline

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This beautiful vineyard at Les Arcs-sur-Argens is a must-visit, not just for its natural beauty and acclaimed wines, but also for the outstanding Chapelle Sainte-Rosaline in the grounds. It not only contains artistic gems (Giacometti and Chagall), but also the 680-year old body of the saint …

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wine bottle and glasses Vignobles St Tropez Helicopter Visit
Taste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

The Best Vignobles Near Saint Tropez: Fly to Taste Your Wines

The French Riviera is renowned for its rolling hills and outstanding vineyards. Rosé wines are a home-grown specialty, but the splendid whites and reds deserve some attention too. A trip to the Var is incomplete without sampling the local vignobles, particularly if you are heading to St Tropez and Grimaud, …

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Montirius Biodynamic Winemaker vineyards
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Lessons from Montirius a Biodynamic Winemaker in France

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: I take a notes like a squirrel on the bird feeder – fast and and full, getting it all down before someone changes the subject. You’ll know me by my notebooks. More often than not, however, the stuff that really sticks with me doesn’t …

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Notre Dame at sunset #Marseille #ExploreProvence @PerfProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostRoad Trips South of France

What to do on your trip to Provence France

France is a beautiful country, with so much to see and do. With plenty of delicacies and excellent cuisine to indulge in along with the fabulous wine that is produced in the country, as well as a huge selection of tourist destinations to explore, there is plenty to do on …

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