Christmas Traditions in Provence

Provençal Christmas traditions are rooted in both charming local customs and historical religious rituals. During this festive season, called Calendale, villages throughout Provence host Christmas Markets, Santons Fairs, Lighting Festivals and Tours of Nativity Scenes leading up to Le Gros Souper on Christmas Eve and Les Treize desserts following Midnight Mass. Rent a luxury villa […]

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11 Fun Things About Gordes

11 Fun Things About Gordes While Renting Your Luxury Villa Designated one of the most beautiful villages in France, Gordes resides on a giant cal-careous rock from the monts de Vaucluse in Provence. An inspiration to artists such as Marc Chagall, the panoramic views of the Luberon valley from this hilltop village are nothing short […]

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Highlights of Luberon

Highlights of the Luberon France   Exploring the hilltop villages of the Luberon mountain region is a must for travelers to the South of France. Much of the Luberon is a national park and the quaint, beautiful villages that occupy the area are extraordinarily picturesque, with sweeping, panoramic views of inland Provence. From various points […]

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Planning Your Gordes Vacation

While on vacation in the south of France, be sure to visit Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in Provence. Built on a hilltop, Gordes offers breathtaking panoramic views of the French countryside. Sunset is particularly wonderful time to go, perhaps to enjoy an aperitif in the Luberon. […]

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Beef Carpaccio Salad Recipe

On a hot summer day in the south of France, my lunch entrée of choice is Beef Carpaccio Salad. While beef doesn’t immediately make you think ‘refreshing,’this salad is almost always exactly that. Raw beef is sliced paper thin and usually topped with arugula, parmesan and a light, tangy dressing (pesto is my favorite). […]

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Aperitif – One of Life’s Small Pleasures of French Lifestyle

Perhaps my favorite French custom is l’heure de l’apéritif, a time to transition between the day’s activities and the evening meal with a beverage and a few nibbles. Apéritif, derived from the Latin aprire, meaning ‘to open’, is designed to open up the palate and stimulate the appetite. A light alcoholic beverage and a few […]

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Villa Rentals Provence

Villa Rentals Provence   Le Mas de Gancel Farmhouse, 9 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 18-20.This beautifully renovated and decorated villa for rent located at the foot of the Luberon Mountain range in the heart of Provençe, 25 minutes from either Aix-en-Provençe or Avignon. Come and truly discover life in Provençe by renting this exceptional Air […]

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Villa Rubis

Villa Rubis is a beautiful luxury villa rental located St Tropez. This property has an ideal location and is only a ten minute walk along the seaside to the village. The Villa Rubis is impeccable and very comfortable, with a beautiful heated pool overlooking the St Tropez Bay with terraces all around the house, each […]

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Mas des Imberts Villa

  This vacation villa rental in Gordes is located near the village of Gordes France. Mas des Imberts villa is traditional Provencal farmhouse style that sits on seven private acres with spectacular views of Luberon mountains. This vacation villa in the South of France is 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms sleeps 12 for your holiday rental. […]

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Jumping the Picket Fence Light Through the Cracks

Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon, Amazon.uk, and Amazon.Fr.