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Understanding Boules: Why The Game of Pétanque is Like Religion in Provence

Jun 19, 2018

A reason to gather in a central location, a place to rest, a circle of trust  and refreshments. It is not a huge stretch to think of pétanque, also known as boules, as a form of religion in Provence. In most Provencal villages, there is a place where the townsfolk come together ...

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Provence WineZine Taste: Food & Drink Wines and Spirits of Provence Provence Rosés Wines of Provence

International Rosé Day Thank Goodness It’s Friday June 22nd

Jun 19, 2018

Contributor blog post by Pamela O’Neill @Provence WineZine: I found myself in St. Tropez this week at the elegant Château de la Messardière, a five-star hotel overlooking the bay of Pampelonne.  There, I attended an official press conference on the inauguration of International Rosé Day, the brainchild of the Organisation Internationale du ...

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Provence WineZine Taste: Food & Drink Wines and Spirits of Provence Côtes du Rhone Food and Wine Pairing Rhone Valley Wines

Spicy Shrimp Côtes du Rhône Rosé Pairing and Lucky Match

Jun 18, 2018

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen: I’m a typical Virgo. I am very particular about things – from the color of my socks, to the route I drive to and from work. I would say that I am deliberate, especially when it comes to food and wine. I don’t do ...

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François de Mélogue Provencal Recipes Side Dish Taste: Food & Drink Artichokes Goat Cheese Tapenade

Provencal Artichokes Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Tapenade

Jun 18, 2018

Artichokes Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Tapenade. The combination of fresh artichokes, goat cheese and tapenade translate into "Provence in a bite" to be enjoyed with some chilled rosé.

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Aixcentric Artists Inspired by Provence Lifestyle: Art & Culture Artists French Riviera Mougins Pablo Picasso

Visit to Mougins Picasso Statue by Dutch Sculptor Gabriël Sterk

Jun 15, 2018

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Cézanne statue at the Rotonde in Aix is the work of Dutch sculptor Gabriël Sterk who not only produced it but also organised its funding: when I interviewed him at the time, he explained that he had recently moved to the town and couldn’t understand why there was ...

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Provencal Recipes Side Dish Taste: Food & Drink Viktorija Todorovska Artichokes Carrots Garlic

Artichokes à la Barigoule a Classic Provencal Recipe

Jun 15, 2018

When perky artichokes announce the arrival of warmer weather, it is time to revisit Artichokes à la Barigoule a Provençal delight, rich, flavorful and complex. Fresh artichokes are usually available in local markets from spring through late summer. The garlic, carrots and fresh herbs give the dish its flavour. You can make this dish vegetarian by omitting the bacon.

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Artists Inspired by Provence Carolyne Kauser-Abbott Lifestyle: Art & Culture Artists Home Decor Luberon Menerbes Painters Painting Workshops

Atelier de Couleurs Workshop in Menerbes Where Period Furniture Gets a New Look

Jun 14, 2018

Artistic Menerbes Once you have visited the hilltop village of Menerbes, it is easy to understand why the Luberon and this town has enchanted so many. The charming main street compels you to pause and wander through an art gallery, or have a drink at one of the restaurants, particularly ...

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