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Photos from the Ollioules Olive Festival

  Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, here we are…  another Olive Festival come and gone. As I mentioned in a post a few weeks back, this festival is one of the most anticipated events of the fall season and something we look forward to all year long.     And this year did not […]

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Fall Festivals to Visit in Provence

Greetings dear readers and friends. We’re enjoying a lovely start to October here in the South of France. And one of our favorite events of fall is taking place this weekend, the Olive Festival in Ollioules.  One of the “classic” events of the season, people come from near and far to this small, picturesque village about […]

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Photos from the Solliès Fig Festival

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, things are slowly cooling down here in the South of France after a very hot summer. The summer attitude is still here, ie. folks still feel like they’re on vacation, but the temperatures have dropped considerably – which indeed makes going to the beach and enjoying these last few […]

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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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Recipes

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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