• Alyscamps - The End of the Road

    By Sue Aran

    Immortalized in Dante's Inferno, the Alyscamps, one of the most famous historical burial grounds outside of Rome, is a short walk from the center of Arles in the southwestern corner of Provence.

    Last Updated ( Saturday, 11 January 2014 )
  • Tourrettes-Sur-Loup

    By Patricia Sands

    One of the many reasons I’m hopelessly smitten with the departement of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is the endless choice of day trips whenever you feel like a change of scene.

    Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 December 2013 )
  • Lavender, Olives and Honey: The Bounty of Provence

    By Diane Shaskin

    logo courtesy of Vignolis Cooperative du NyonsaisProvence is well-known for its villages with world-famous olives, honey, goat cheese, soaps and lavender. But how does a traveler with limited time and energy arrange to be in the right place, right time to find that bounty? Diane Shaskin knows...and fortunately she shares. Read on as she takes us to Nyons, a small Provence village just waiting for you.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 June 2011 )
  • Taking Root in Provence

    By Anne-Marie Simons

    Camargue wild house © Wolfgang StaudtAnne-Marie Simons returns with more about living an idyllic life in Provence and news of her new book, Taking Root in Provence. Read on for ideas about feasts, festivals and the many things to see and do in Aix-en-Provence, Marseilles, Saint-Rémy, Camargue, Avignon and more.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 January 2012 )
  • Humble Pie at the Pâtisserie

    By Kristin Espinasse

    Patissier FranceYou don't have to be a math whiz or even particularly fluent in French... to feel like a dummy at a French cash register! Read on...

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 August 2011 )
  • Cézanne and John Rewald

    By Anne-Marie Simons

    Everybody knows Paul Cézanne, famous painter born in Aix-en-Provence, but how many people know John Rewald? Yet, it is Rewald who greatly contributed to the recognition of Cézanne's genius and who is responsible for the preservation of Cézanne's studio, which remains one of the most popular tourist sites in Aix today.

    Last Updated ( Saturday, 16 July 2011 )
  • Tango and Wine in Provence

    By Madeleine Vedel

    If you love to dance the tango, come South! Throughout the year, tangueras et tangueros passionnés can dance the night away in Nîmes, Avignon, Montpellier, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and more. A delightful and very affordable passion (shoe purchases excepted), tango has taken the region by storm, attracting all ages from many walks of life. Tango stresses elegance, grace and the dance of the sexes—perhaps this is why the French love it so.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 January 2012 )
  • The Light of Provence

    By Anne-Marie Simons

    ProvenceFrance in general, and Provence in particular, has always attracted artists. They came, they saw the light, they stayed and talked their fellow artists into joining them. Van Gogh and Gauguin settled in Arles; Matisse, Chagall and Picasso chose the Riviera. Writer and American ex-pat Ann-Marie Simons tells us about Provence, where she's lived for 10 years.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 July 2011 )
  • Provence Lavender Fields, Tours and Festivals

    By Julie Mautner

    lavender in ProvenceDriving or biking through Provence in mid-summer, you’ll see lavender fields of every size and hue. The main growing area is the triangle between Sault, Banon and Sederon, and another prominent area spreads out on the other side of Mont Ventoux, north of Nyons. But pretty much all of Provence is radiant with the famous Blue Gold, as lavender is known, throughout the month of July.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 January 2012 )
  • Provence: Expat Foods & Markets

    By Julie Mautner

    root beerIt’s inevitable that when there’s a large English expat community, there will be stores catering to the foreigners. After all, we have our needs and wants too. We’re definitely part of the French community but it’s tedious having to ask our visitors from "back home" to bring us some of the foods we crave.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 09 August 2011 )
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