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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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Summer in Provence… in photos

Greetings from a very hot south of France.  We’ve had some lovely beach mornings – setting up camp at about 9am before it gets too crowded, and enjoying a few dips in the Mediterranean before a long lunch and a very-welcome afternoon sieste (nap). Today I’d like to share a bit of what a summer […]

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A fun and easy summer dish… Ratatouille Quiche

Greeting dear readers… or as they say in France… salut ! We are in the thick of the August holidays and honestly, if you’re not on the beach by 9am you just might find yourself hitting up the community pool… it’s busy, busy days over here… Not that anyone’s complaining, mind you. The weather is gorgeous […]

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Beautiful Beaches of the Var… Plage du Pellegrin

There are many gorgeous beaches in our “department”, the Var, but during the summer we usually return to our trusted local favorites in and around Toulon. This year, we decided to go a bit “further afield” and explore some of the natural marvels of the region – starting with the beaches of Bormes-les-Mimosas. Now Bormes […]

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Foto Friday… Summer at the Sanary Market

There are many great things about summer in Provence, and surely one of the best has to be the markets. And a trip to the Sanary-sur-Mer market is an exciting event any time of the year, but especially during the months of June, July, and August. Granted, you might have to elbow your way past […]

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Market Cooking… Quinoa and Ricotta Stuffed Peppers

Greetings from a very hot south of France. We’re in the middle of what the French call a canicule – heatwave. I’ve still got a few weeks until my official “holiday” time, but summer is definitely in full-swing everywhere along the Côte d’Azur. And securing a spot on the beach anytime after 9am is almost […]

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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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