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Signs of spring in Provence… (a photo post)

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, I hope it’s warm and sunny in your corner of the world, because for us… spring is on!  We went from thunderstorms last week (even a hailstorm last Thursday) to summer-like temperatures and clear, blue skies. And man, it’s really nice. And the change in people’s moods is pretty […]

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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 […]

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Markets of Provence

Spring scenes at the Aix-en-Provence Market

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, all the stands are gorgeous) […]

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Life in France

10 Things I love about Spring in Provence

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 spring in Provence. -The sun […]

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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 […]

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Snapshots of Spring in Provence

It was just this past weekend that we spent a grey and stormy evening in Marseille, wondering what had become of our promised spring sunshine. As people quite accustomed to their fair share of soleil, friends and neighbors have become rather grumbly (see: très French) over the past few months as France has seen a especially long, […]

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The Colors of Le Castellet

Provence is a big region and although I feel like we cover a lot of ground in our travels, our life in the Var (department) is actually just a small part of it. But what a beautiful part it is. After two years of living in this area, I find we’re constantly going back to […]

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