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Top Locals Tips from Three Provencal Artists

Famous artists such as Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and Van Gogh captured the “painter’s light” and the stunning, natural beauty of Provence. Recently, we featured three talented artists based in the South of France a region that continues to inspire and bolster their creative confidence.

In case you missed their stories, please read more about Barbara Pitcher, Elke Walter and Sabine Werner (by clicking on their names). These ladies may technically be expats, but they have lived in Provence long enough to share some local’s secrets with readers:


Sabine Werner #Jeweller #Jewellery @SabineWernerBarbara:

  • Skiing in the magnificent Southern Alps one day and eating moules et frites wearing a t-shirt in Cassis’ port, the next day.
  • Hiking the calanques, they are dramatic and spectacular.
  • Friday in Lourmarin with the market followed by lunch in town and wine tasting in the region.


  • Natural landscape
  • Marseille
  • Village markets


  • The light and the air while the mistral is blowing
  • The colour and softness of the Mediterranean in the area of the calanques in contrast to the rough landscape
  • The natural beauty of the region


Iceberg by @BarbaraPitcher


  • The local wine
  • Different varieties of goat cheese
  • Figs fresh from a tree


  • Rosé wine
  • Goat cheese
  • Seasonal vegetables


  • The local cheese, the variety is unbelievable
  • A café gourmand, a must for a sweet tooth
  • Sip on some Provencal rosé while the sun is setting in summer


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  • French breakfast at bistro on a Sunday morning when the towns are still quiet
  • Walk the calanques and relax on one of the secluded beaches, off-season
  • A drive through the Provencal countryside


  • Have a long lunch in Avignon
  • Go to Lourmarin night market
  • Spend a day in Cassis


  • Take a nature walk, they are outstanding as the landscape offers much variety from dramatic to soft
  • Sit in a café and people watch


If you would like to meet these ladies in person, and see for yourself how Provence has impacted their work, please join them at their vernissage (details below).

Artists vernissage invitation #Artists #Provence @BarbaraPitcher

Here, are the details:

The Art and Design Exhibition

Nov 13 & 14, 2015

215 Chemin des Portails

Eguilles, 13510


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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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