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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Wine Cooperatives In South Of France

In France every region has their own wine cooperative, called cave (pronounced with a soft a, like ‘ahhh’). In Provence, you can find caves in almost every village, large or small. As you explore the villages of the South of France, we recommend stopping in for a browse and tasting wherever you can. When you […]

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Cerisiers Villa

Vacation Rental Villa in Bonnieux -This luxury villa in Bonnieux Provence is walking distance to the village. Mas des Cerisiers is a newly renovated old farmhouse vacation rentals in Provence with fantastic views of both Bonnieux and Lacoste. Enjoy the wide open countryside among cherry trees and lavender fields. Peace and serenity abound as you […]

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Only Provence Delivering The Experience

A look into Ourselves… Delivering the Only Provence Experience Five years ago, there were just two of us on staff and under thirty properties offered on the Only Provence villa rental website. A couple of years before that, a mere five villas, and two years prior to this–our Dean family (now owners of Only Provence) […]

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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.