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Best places to spend Christmas in Provence

Christmas is truly a magical time of year, no matter where you spend it, and Christmas in France takes beauty and pageantry to a whole new level. While a traditional French holiday might bring up images of strolling the Christmas markets in Alsace (which is indeed totally fantastic!) or warming your toes by the fire… Continue reading Best places to spend Christmas in Provence

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How to make a French yule log… Chocolate Ganache Bûche de Noël

Greetings dear reader and friends. I’m happy to report that we’re enjoying an exceptionally lovely December in the south of France. Although the temps have dipped, we’ve been treated to a lot of late-afternoon sunshine, and this is the first year (in my soon-to-be 6 years here) that we’ve been able to take walks along… Continue reading How to make a French yule log… Chocolate Ganache Bûche de Noël

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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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‘Tis the season… Fun & festive ways to celebrate Christmas in Provence

Well, here we are, the holiday season is upon us. Since we don’t have Thanksgiving in France, Christmas has already been in full-swing now for the past few weeks (despite all the absolutely dreadful weather we’ve had in the southeast this week… rain, floods, and more storms on the horizon). But the decidedly cold spell… Continue reading ‘Tis the season… Fun & festive ways to celebrate Christmas in Provence

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Foto Friday… Christmas Scenes from Aix

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday preparations and we are certainly counting down the days to rejoin family and celebrate the best of the season– which thankfully involves a lot of fabulous cooking by my belle mère (mother-in-law). And let me tell you, these French mamans really go-to-town as far as the holiday eating is concerned.… Continue reading Foto Friday… Christmas Scenes from Aix