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What to do in Provence… in the Spring

Greetings dear readers and friends. What an absolutely lovely time of year in Provence! We managed to make it to the beach in Bandol this morning at around 9am (a small miracle) and there was not another soul around. We spent a peaceful hour or so before a few families showed up, and what a… Continue reading What to do in Provence… in the Spring

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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

Markets

Spring scenes at the Aix-en-Provence Market

 The Saturday market in Aix We’ve been lucky enough to spend the last few Saturday mornings in Aix-en-Provence and I think there are few places as lovely as a Provençal market to witness the beauty of spring in the south. All around the market, the stands were a-buzz with chatter of what looked good (frankly,… Continue reading Spring scenes at the Aix-en-Provence Market

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10 Things I love about Spring in Provence

 Flowers from the Aix-en-Provence market It’s finally here… spring!  After months of rain, chilly winds (our old friend the Mistral), and many mornings spent chipping ice off our windshield, I couldn’t be happier to welcome one of the prettiest times of year “down south”. Here are a few of the things I really love about… Continue reading 10 Things I love about Spring in Provence

Featured Article · Recipes

Market Cooking… Dark Cherry & Brie Clafoutis

It’s finally happened. After months of very un-south-of-France–like weather, we’re at the start of a very hot summer. And you’ll find no complaints here. After hearing more than my fair share of weather–grumblings from French colleagues and family (what, the French complain?), it’s nice to see those scowls replaced by big smiles … and complete wardrobe… Continue reading Market Cooking… Dark Cherry & Brie Clafoutis