Le Blog

A Perfect Summer Read… Death in Provence

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, if you ever wanted a great summer read to get “lost in Provence” this is it. I’ve been following author Deborah Lawrenson’s blog and novels over the years and was delighted to learn that she’d written – in collaboration with her husband – a murder mystery under the nom de […]

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Life in France

Things that make me smile in the South of France

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, if there was any time of year to be grateful for living in south of France, it would have to be right about now. For most of the year, life proceeds in its normal routine:  work / school, making dinner, cleaning house, grocery shopping, etc etc…. But in the […]

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Food & Restaurants

Good Eats in Provence… La P’tite Cour

Greetings dear readers and friends. We had a special occasion to celebrate (wedding anniversary) so we headed to our new favorite restaurant in Sanary-sur-Mer:  La P’tite Cour. And, as it turns out, this restaurant isn’t just for special occasions as the two “set menu” options are both very affordable at €30 and €45 respectively. This […]

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What to See & Do in...

What to see and do in… Le Castellet

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, it’s finally here… the sunshine! We’ve had a downright odd spring for the south of France; with a string of thunderstorms, tropical-like weather (crazy humidity), and many overcast days. And let me assure you, Provençal folks weren’t having any of it and were in the grumpiest moods ever. A […]

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Markets of Provence

Market of the Month… Ollioules

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, it’s been a bit of a funny spring so far in the south of France. We’ve had a lot of rain, sun, and then rain again… even up to this past week when we were hit with surprise thunderstorms. But the good news to come out of all this […]

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Photos

Signs of spring in Provence… (a photo post)

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, I hope it’s warm and sunny in your corner of the world, because for us… spring is on!  We went from thunderstorms last week (even a hailstorm last Thursday) to summer-like temperatures and clear, blue skies. And man, it’s really nice. And the change in people’s moods is pretty […]

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Travel Posts

12 Tips for Traveling in Provence

It’s here! Spring has arrived… and not a minute too soon. This past weekend was the first sunny one we’ve had in the last 3-4 weeks. And it wasn’t much better before that… Snow, we had snow this year. It snowed in our front yard and covered our house and yes, it was magical… but […]

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Le Blog

Renoir’s Dancer… {Book Giveaway}

Greetings dear readers and friends. I’m very excited to have a book giveaway for on the blog today. And what a book it is! Renoir’s Dancer, by Catherine Hewitt, transported me clear across France – from a small village in Limoges to the bohemian streets of Montemartre in Paris; and from the circus to the […]

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Travel Posts

Jane’s Belle Provence … {Guest Post}

Greetings dear readers and friends. We have a lovely guest post today from author Jane Dunning. Jane has written several guest posts for the blog and I welcome her insights and colorful stories about Provence. In addition, she’s written two books which are set in “our” beautiful south of France and which you can find […]

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My Provence

My Provence… Aixploring Provence with Erin Jordan

Greetings dear readers and friends. I’m very excited to bring you the latest addition to the My Provence interview series – a “conversation” with Erin Jordan of Aixploring Provence tours. Erin and her family have lived in Provence for nearly 8 years and her journey is one of those “oh wow” expat stories you come across […]

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Life in France

Feeling French in the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all a happy & healthy 2018. We had a calm and relaxing Christmas in the north of France with my in-laws. Of course I ate way too much, and had a few too many glasses of wine, but isn’t that what the […]

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Le Blog

Christmas Traditions in Provence

If you spend enough time in Provence you’ll begin to see how invested people are in continuing the local traditions. This is perhaps most evident at village festivals where celebrants dress in period costume, bring out their finest musical instruments, and hold processions in the center of town – venerating everything from saints to local […]

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