• Lourmarin : A peaceful place

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    As you enter Lourmarin, your muscles ease and your mind starts wandering. The plane trees make an arch over the avenue as you walk to the heart of the village. Shaded streets and fountains are welcome when the heat reaches its peak during summer time. Life is peaceful in the narrow Provençal streets. People take

  • Les Milles Camp: Let’s not forget

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    The grass is green and all around everything is quiet. It could be a lovely sunny day if it wasn’t the gloomy wagons standing up high on a hill beside a brick factory. As we come closer, the silence feels oppressive and the plant, sinister. You are about to enter a dark part of History

  • Foodies Fest

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Spring is a culinary season in Provence for gourmets. Days are longer, light is soft and the weather is almost perfect. People like to gather in the streets, on plazas and to share platters, dishes and sweets. In Camargue for instance, Saturdays are well known for these foodie fests and one can enjoy great food

  • La Vieille Charité : Simplicity at its best

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Today we’d like to take you to La Vieille Charité. We really like this XVIIth century old hospice now turned into a museum. Simplicity yet elegance capture the attention of the visitor in the heart of the oldest neighborhood in Marseille, Le Vieux Panier. As we stroll in the lively streets, mingling with a somewhat

  • Sainte Victoire mountain

    Explore Sainte Victoire mountain

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Muse of the impressionist painters, challenge to sports aficionados and dreamy destination for nature lovers, Sainte Victoire Mountain should be added to your bucket list. Should you choose a simple hike amidst pine trees, a rock climbing trail or to let your kids ride a donkey on the footsteps of Paul Cezanne, there is ample

  • Village of Roussillon

    Red for Roussillon

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    This medieval village of Luberon stands out with stunning arrays of red, crimson and orange colours. Sitting atop the Mont Rouge (”Red Mountain”), it occupies a strategic position overlooking villages and the valley. Roussillon seems to be trapped in the past as no development has been permitted since the Luberon has been declared a natural

  • Provencal village

    Gordes l’élégante

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Avec sa construction en pierres sèches, son château blanc et sa position idéale dominant une vallée d’oliviers, d’amandiers et de champs de lavandes, Gordes est classé comme un des plus beaux villages de France. Se promener dans ses rues en calade, se rafraîchir a l’une des terrasses de cafés ou tout simplement admirer la vue

  • Fine faience pottery

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    At the gate of the Grand Canyon du Verdon, the tiny village of Moustiers Sainte Marie has established a strong reputation as the fabricant of finest faience pottery of France. In 1668, an Italian monk passed on Pierre Clérissy the secret of white enamel that will change forever the art of ceramics. Moustiers produced a

  • Saint Benezet bridge in avignon

    Bridge of Avignon

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Once upon a time, a bishop had to find a way to bring money to Avignon. Looking down the Rhone river from the heights of the Rocher des Doms, he saw the solution spotting ruins of a roman bridge. He decided to build a bridge on the very same place between the city of Avignon

  • A castle in Provence

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    One of many, the Château de la Barben, is our darling castle in Provence. Set amidst pine trees half way between Aix-en-Provence and Salon-de-Provence, this remarkable XIth century old fortress built on a massive rock seems to keep inside many stories and legends. How many intrigues happened behind the thick walls? Bonaparte’s sister, Pauline Borghèse,