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Sippin’ News… Drinking Bandol reds & whites at Domaine Le Galantin

The party’s back on in the South…summer is in full-swing with packed beaches, evening apéros, and village festivals all around the region. I couldn’t be more thrilled. And right near the top of my growing summer to-do list is exploring more of the local wineries, and the good weather makes the wine-sipping all the more… Continue reading Sippin’ News… Drinking Bandol reds & whites at Domaine Le Galantin

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Foto Friday… Spring scenes in Bandol

Greetings dear readers and amis from a sunny south of France. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous this week, full of sunshine but without the hot, hot, hot temps that we’ll find in just a few short weeks. In short, simply parfait! So today I’d like to share some photos of one such perfect day… Continue reading Foto Friday… Spring scenes in Bandol

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Gourmet lunch at L’Esperance… Food heaven in Bandol

Bandol Saturday market 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… Continue reading Gourmet lunch at L’Esperance… Food heaven in Bandol

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L’Ardoise Restaurant… Fresh & Gourmet Dining in Bandol

Finally the sun is out and we can really start taking advantage of spring. The signs have all been there… cafés putting out their “deck chairs” for local sun-worshippers, articles upon articles on how to choose the right blooms for your garden, and about a gazillon ads for patio furniture of all shapes & sizes.… Continue reading L’Ardoise Restaurant… Fresh & Gourmet Dining in Bandol

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Celebrating Bandol Wine AOC

One of the nice things about keeping up with social media is that every now and again you discover some really exciting events happening around Provence.The sites I like to consult frequently for Provençal comings & goings are Visit Var, Provence Verte, and Fantastic Provence. And this past year saw a much-needed addition to the tourism resources offered… Continue reading Celebrating Bandol Wine AOC

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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