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How to Use French while Traveling… no matter what your level

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, I’m writing this post from a very chilly South of France. Even though the snow hasn’t reached us yet, many towns to the north have had more than a bit of a white-dusting. Today’s post comes from a comment I received on the blog that really got me thinking… Continue reading How to Use French while Traveling… no matter what your level

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Christmas Events in Provence (+ Arts Alliance Cinéma)

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and with all of the fabulous celebrations taking place in Provence, we have many ways to enjoy all the splendor of the season.  And with the events of the past couple weeks in France, it’s heartwarming to see everyone’s sprits lifted with the coming of… Continue reading Christmas Events in Provence (+ Arts Alliance Cinéma)

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My Provence… Travel Tips from Provence-Lover Darina Nykl

 Darina’s beautiful shot of Menton. Greetings dear readers from a decidedly chilly south of France – looks like fall is here to stay! Today we have a My Provence guest post from blog reader (and writer!) Darina Nykl.  Darina is, besides her full-time job as a secretary, an avid writer. Since she was twelve years old,… Continue reading My Provence… Travel Tips from Provence-Lover Darina Nykl

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For the love of Paris… travel tips for the City of Light

 Paris, Place de la Concorde The lights, the action, the impossibly chic fashions (with impossibly chic people to match), Paris has something for everyone. And, if you’re like me, that something includes sampling, tasting, and trying on just about everything that I can squeeze in (or into) during a visit. It’s rare that we take… Continue reading For the love of Paris… travel tips for the City of Light

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Understanding the French… a few tips for getting the most out of your travels

 Local festival in the village of Collobrières Since summer is officially here, and it is officially the most beautiful (and busiest!) time in Provence, I thought it would be a good idea to re-visit a few of the “travel tips” to keep in mind when coming to France. These are just a few of my thoughts,… Continue reading Understanding the French… a few tips for getting the most out of your travels

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Market of the Month: Bandol

Bandol is one of those dreamy seaside towns that’s easy to fall in love with. Located in the Var department (83), the name Bandol is also associated with the wine region containing over 50 different domaines – many scattered on either side of autoroute 50 & climbing the sweeping hills surrounding the villages of Le… Continue reading Market of the Month: Bandol

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L’Esperance in Bandol, C’est Trop Bon

There’s not much that can be said about this stellar restaurant that could be any better than what we overhead our fellow diners exclaiming on Saturday afternoon:  Qu’est-ce que c’est beau! (it’s so pretty) Wouaou! (the French wow) & C’est trop bon! (it’s so good). If you’ve ever eaten in France, you know those are… Continue reading L’Esperance in Bandol, C’est Trop Bon