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Beautiful beaches of the Var… La Mitre “creeks” in Toulon

Greetings dear readers and friends!  Well, you would think that summer is already in full-swing here in the south… the weather is gorgeous (except for a bit of rain today!), the beaches are full, and tourists are making their first appearances along “the Côte”. Not to mention the locals who are stocking up on everything […]

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How to Pack for Provence

Winter in Provence is a time to bundle-up, grab your raclette machine and fire up some tasty cheese-laden potatoes, and start dreaming of the spring and summer months to come. At least that’s what gets us through the winters here… given it was a tender 7°C today (with a biting Mistral wind nipping at our […]

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Guest Post… Beautiful villages of Le Gard Provençal

Bon weekend dear readers from an unseasonably sunny Provence.  It’s hard to believe that we’re already half-way through October and I’ve yet to put my summer clothes away… we’re having amazing weather for this time of year. And another great thing about today is that we’re fortunate to have another guest post from Provence-expert extraordinaire, Sue […]

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A Pasturella… A charming small hotel in Corsica

Last month, we were very lucky to be a part of researching hotels for the latest edition of Charming Small Hotel Guides, France. We visited a total of eight hotels all across Corsica, each one more “charming” than the next, and all with something different – and sometimes magical – to offer. We did stay […]

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Traveling to Paris… a few tips for your trip

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 long trips to the la […]

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Guest Post… Road Trip to the Gorges du Verdon

 The spectacular Gorges du Verdon (Google images). One of the nicest things about living in Provence is all of the incredible places you can visit that are just a short car-trip away. Today, we have another lovely guest post from Sue Aitken (of Boutique Provençale) who takes us on one of the most beautiful road trips […]

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Beautiful Beaches of the Var… Plage du Pellegrin

There are many gorgeous beaches in our “department”, the Var, but during the summer we usually return to our trusted local favorites in and around Toulon. This year, we decided to go a bit “further afield” and explore some of the natural marvels of the region – starting with the beaches of Bormes-les-Mimosas. Now Bormes […]

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Guest post… Weekend in Arles

Today is a great day because 1) it’s Sunday and that means my most ambitious goal of the day is to make it through lunch and then slide into “sieste” hour and 2) I’m thrilled to have another fabulous guest post from Sue Aitken.  Sue is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to Provence, and today’s […]

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Guest Post… Top 3 Hilltop Villages in the Luberon

I’m always thrilled when I receive a guest post from Provence expert extraordinaire Sue Aitken and this week’s article is particularly interesting as it highlights a region we’ve yet to visit – the Luberon. Like many others, I read A Year in Provence when I arrived in the south of France, and I feel like many […]

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Weekend in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Greetings from a chilly south of France. Luckily, after a series of nasty storms, a touch of sun is forecast for this week… but until then, it’s been another weekend full of movies & hot soups.  And as the saying goes, you don’t appreciate what you have until it’s gone – these cold, winter days […]

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Guest post… My Favorite Holiday in Provence

Well, we’ve had more than a few rainy days here in Provence and looking at the photos from this post has definitely lifted my spirits. Between you and me, there’s nothing I’d love more than to dip my toes in those sandy beaches…the countdown to spring has officially started chez nous. This week we have […]

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