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15% Discount When You Book a OohProvence Tour

In 2013, Christopher Curtis and Laurent Nurisso closed their design boutiques in London and drove to Provence. Ignoring their friends who could not fathom a move to France, this creative duo (photographer and painter) viewed Marseille as a diamond in the rough ready for exploration. Swapping the United Kingdom’s grey …

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OohProvence Group Tours and Customized Itineraries

A Move South Christopher Curtis and Laurent Nurisso closed their design boutiques, put their possessions in storage, packed-up the car and the dog, and drove from London to Provence. Their friends in England thought they were crazy. Relocating to Marseille in 2013, Christopher and Laurent felt that the gritty port …

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Wines of Provence Understanding the Colours and Terminology

“The Allure of Provence and its Wines” was previously published in Culinaire Magazine (June 2016). This updated article includes additional reading, travel tips, and details on wine colour production and terminology. Mention Provence to a friend and they likely have a mental image that involves cobalt skies, cicadas and lavender …

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Sophie’s Travel in Provence Explores the Authentic Mediterranean Lifestyle

Combining Passions into Work Born in Provence, Sophie Bergeron is bilingual (English and French) and fully conversant in the realm of local wines. Her technical studies at Université de Vin in Suze la Rousse and the WSET certification transitioned into work at several Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards, including Domaine de la Janasse. In 2016, …

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Bespoke Wine Tour Provence Your Private Provence
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Calling Wine Lovers! Join a Bespoke Wine Tour in Provence in September

Has Provence been on your travel bucket list for a while? Or, are you already a Provence fan looking for an experience away from the major tourist sights? Emily Durand, the founder of Your Private Provence, has created a wine-focused experience for an intimate group this September. Durand is an …

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Getting to Know Rhone Valley Wine and Food with Travel in Provence

Sophie Bergeron began developing her palette early on, at four years old, when her grandfather first introduced her to wine tasting. Sophie’s grandfather ran a vineyard in Algeria before immigrating to France in 1962; she tell us that “He loved the grape concentrations in Mediterranean style wines.” It seems that …

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Wine Scholar Guild #Provence #Wine Study Program @WineScholarGuil
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Wine Scholar Guild Provence Wine Study Program – Giveaway

Wine lover? Contest details are below. The Wine Scholar Guild (WSG), formerly the French Wine Society, is in the process of evolving the 10-year old organization and pursuing a lofty goal. The WSG wants to be the recognized global leader in wine study programs for France, …Continue reading here for details …

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Discover Provence Top Picks in Provence

Sarah Pernet spends her days guiding visitors around Provence. Her company Discover Provence founded only four years ago, has already achieved Trip Advisor certificates of excellence and Rick Steves’ stamp of approval. You can read the full story here. We asked Sarah to share her Perfectly Provence picks with readers: …

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Discover Provence Tours with Locals

It must have been a bit of a let down for Sarah Pernet, the founder of Discover Provence, to meet with travel guru Rick Steves one week and myself the next. It is obvious why Discover Provence (established 2012) is on Mr. Steves’ radar, this young company has achieved the …

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Provence Dream Tours Your Personal Guide

Which rosé? Are the whites any good? Can you find decent red wines? Does a wine list in Provence cause you to scratch your head? Sharon de Rham is a multilingual tour guide and expat (read her story here) she is also a wine aficionado. Sharon credits a colleague from …

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