Belle Provence Travels

A South of France Blog

All about truffles… At La Maison de la Truffe in Aups

June 27, 2017

Greetings dear readers and friends! Summer is already in full swing here and we are hot, hot, hot.  No one is complaining though, as this is one of the best times of the year. The region is abuzz with festivals, concerts, arts’ programs, and every possible sort of foodie event imaginable.

I had the pleasure of attending an “Eductour” hosted by the Maison de la Truffe in Aups and what an amazing, and delicious, experience. If you’re not familiar with this charming village, it is literally a stone’s throw from the Gorges du Verdon and rich in cultural and culinary traditions.

This is also an important wine-growing and olive-oil producing region, along with attracting tourists from all around the globe. Other beautiful villages to visit in this area include Villecroze, Tourtour, Salernes, and a bit further out, Cotignac.

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Making the Perfect Fraisier…with Guest in the City

June 11, 2017

Greetings dear readers and friends! Well, summer is just around the corner and I couldn’t be happier. Now starts the long beach days, longer lunches (capped off with a few glasses of rosé of course), and a general “slowing down” of life in the south – the time of year when Provence really shines.

And also a great time of year to visit the South of France and experience all the wonders of the region. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to participate in one such experience that is certain to be a favorite for discerning foodies visiting Provence – a pastry class in the heart of Aix-en-Provence. Continue reading

Greetings dear readers and friends from a very chilly Provence. It’s been a while since the last blog post, and honestly, during the winter months, I’m a bit hard-pressed to know what to write about. Everything slows down here quite considerably… maybe it’s due to the weather, or maybe we’re all just spending too much …

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