The Olive Festival in Ollioules… in photos

Greetings dear readers and friends! Well, we are enjoying lovely, sunny weather after an unseasonably cold start to fall. The leaves are starting to change colors (so pretty!) but it’s still a great time to be outdoors – as witnessed by all the hikers, bikers, and beach fans roaming around town. And what a nice…

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The Fig Festival in Solliès-Pont

Hello from a sunny South of France! Like every year, summer in Provence is a very busy period and it’s hard to even keep track of all the festivals and events that take place. We try to take advantage of local events happening in our town (Toulon), but there are some “must-do” favorites that really…

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The Olive Festival in Ollioules

Greeting dear readers and friends! Well, I guess you can say that it’s been a pretty good weekend if you’ve gotten yourself out to a Provençal olive festival. We hadn’t attended the Fête de l’Olive in Ollioules in a few years and boy, it was nice to be back. Since we live in a larger…

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Fall Events in Provence

Well, here we are, fall has officially arrived. And although it’s not quite time for the spectacular color-changes that come with the season, we’re still lucky to have the lovely greens & deep purples that come with harvest time. And this weekend promises to be particularly pretty, as we’ve managed to hang on to quite…

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Solliès Fig Festival + Figues à la crème d’amande

Ahh figs… there are few festivals we enjoy as much as the annual fig fête at Solliès-Pont – a small village in the Var department, about 15 minutes from our home in Toulon. And if you can’t tell from the photos, this festival is a food-lover’s dream.  The streets are lined with gorgeous, plump figs in every…

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Summer Festivals… La Grande Sardinade at Ollioules

One of the best things about summertime in Provence is the many fêtes (parties) & festivals that take place all around the region. Even though we live in a bigger town, I prefer going to festivals in smaller neighborhoods & villages. At traditional village festivals, you get the real “flavor” of summer in the south,…

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The Olive Festival in Ollioules

Of the many villages with interesting names in the Var, I can’t help but giggle everytime I think of dear ‘ole Ollioules. Apart from having a name with way too many vowels, the village is one of the most “recherché” (sought after) places to live in the area… great access to the autoroute, about 10…

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Chocolate Festival at Belgentier

Well, there’s not too much to say about the incredible-ness that was Sunday’s chocolate festival.  I think the photos speak volumes… and calories. There were a few surprises from last year though. Namely, Champagne-tasting.  As if you needed another reason to make the trip? Then again, only to make sure we hadn’t “overlooked” anything, we…

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Going “Bio” (Organic) in Correns, France

It was a near perfect day as we pulled-up to the small village of Correns deep in the heart of Provence Verte (Green Provence) last Saturday.   We were, in fact, a few degrees away from “perfect” as by 11am temperatures had already reached 35° C on what was one of the hottest days of…

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