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To Market To Market

Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 in News | 0 comments

To Market To Market

Markets in Provence are much more than a shopping experience. Part social, cultural, artisanal and agricultural – they are a microcosm of Provençal society. They reflect the change of the seasons and the mood of each town and village and are a unique way to discover, explore and understand the Provençal way of life. During our Provence weeks, we take the time to savour the distinct personalities of each town through its markets: the sophistication of Aix-en-Provence and its beautiful Thursday flower market, the beauty of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue where the Sunday market weaves its way through...

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To Market to Market…

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in News | 0 comments

To Market to Market…

Markets in Provence are much more than a shopping experience. Part social, cultural, artisanal and agricultural – they are a microcosm of Provençal society. They reflect the change of the seasons and the mood of each town and village and are a unique way to discover, explore and understand the Provençal way of life. During our Provence weeks, we take the time to savour the distinct personalities of each town through its markets: the sophistication of Aix-en-Provence and its beautiful Thursday flower market, the beauty of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue where the Sunday market weaves its way through...

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Follow the Flock

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Follow the Flock

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep…. Not really. First of all, the sheep are definitely not lost – we know where to find them: In the Alps, the Pyrenees, the South West, and of course Provence. Each year, around the end of May and beginning of June, transhumance takes place.  Transhumance is a Latin term where ‘trans’ means across and ‘humus’ means ground. The herders and their flocks travel to higher pastures in the spring. France loves celebrations and festivals, and a few thousand sheep crossing towns and villages is surely cause for a grand Fête, n’est-ce pas? In some areas, as in...

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A Provençal Valentine

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in News | 0 comments

A Provençal Valentine

As befits Provence where everything is always a little over the top, the lovely town of Aix-en-Provence has managed to upgrade Valentine’s Day by tweaking it a bit and making it last a month! The Aix Tourist Office is announcing an impressive range of promotional options and activities ranging from discounted five star accommodations to a special deal at a local bowling alley! From the moment you arrive, you can benefit from a special taxi rate as you make your way to your choice of luxury hotels, charming inns and quaint bed & breakfasts, all offering a special Valentine rates. Enjoy...

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Blog – Lavender Fields Forever

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Blog – Lavender Fields Forever

June is, without a doubt, one of the loveliest months of the year. Things have finally started to warm up and we’re able to shed our winter layers without fear that there may be another cold snap around the corner. Should you truly want to experience June in all its splendour, you’d be wise to make your way to Provence as not only does the month mark the start of summer but the beginning of lavender season as well. There is nothing quite like a field full of lavender: the unbelievable smell, the vivid colours, the fields that appear to have been painted into the landscape… it’s truly what...

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Les ponts de mai

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Les ponts de mai

The French have a reputation for being very good at what they do. Wine, cheese, political scandals…they really seemed to have cornered the market. One thing that this country of bon vivants seems especially wonderful at is enjoying time off. Notorious for its generous vacation time, France is a country that appreciates holidays. While the rest of us spend the month of May hoping for summer to finally show its face, the French are sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying three public holidays (and the time off that comes with them). Not only do they get the holiday, but they also add a pont – a...

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