Month: August 2013

  • Summer is the season for everything in Provence – fruits, vegetables, flowers explode in a riot of colors, smells and tastes. It’s also garlic season, and I am in heaven when it arrives. Putting aside garlic’s dining pleasures for a moment, the huge purple blooms make incredible floral bouquets. At the Friday market in Eygalières a…

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  • One of the best things about getting out of Paris and into the French countryside is the chance to visit small, regional museums. These jewels of art and culture spotlight aspects of France that otherwise might go unnoticed or unexplored. A case in point is the local museum in St. Rémy-de-Provence. Housed in a restored Renaissance…

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  • Les Baux-de-Provence is a popular summer destination in France It’s the time of les grandes vacances (big summer vacations) in France. Consequently, planes and trains are crowded with travelers headed to French holiday locales. And automobiles are packing the highways and byways all over the country. This past Saturday was particularly crazy for drivers headed…

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