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1 In France/ Style/ What to Pack

What to Pack for Provence, France

Wandering through lavender fields If you’re lucky enough to visit Provence between June and August then you’ll be able to enjoy the fragrant and colorful lavender fields. A popular location to view the blooms is at the spectacular L’Abbey de Senanque where monks grow their own lavender. Don’t forget your camera and a sun hat as you explore the lavender under the South of France sunshine. A Day at the Markets and a Picnic Lunch Whether you’re searching for antiques,…

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3 In France/ Miscellaneous/ Recipes

Dinner & A Movie – France

Bonjour! Did you know today is National Rosé Day? I don’t know who comes up with these days, but I’m always up for any reason to celebrate–especially when it involves wine! With rosé in mind, it only makes sense that we honor the south of France tonight and sip on what I think is summertime’s best wine! Cool, crisp, and pretty in pink. Let’s set the mood Why not turn on the soundtrack to A Good Year or better yet,…

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2 In France

Postcards from Provence – Crillon le Brave

We’re down to my last post on the South of France and I think it’s safe to say I saved the best for last… although our stay in Menerbes was pretty amazing too. Let’s just call it a tie! The only way I can describe the little town of Crillon le Brave and its incredible hotel is to compare it to a fairy tale town. It was seriously straight out of a storybook! Probably the biggest highlight from our stay…

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2 In France

Road Trippin’ with Rick Steves in Provence

Like many of you, I am a huge fan of the Rick Steves Guidebooks. I love his rich descriptions, his knack for finding charming small towns, and his reasonably priced accommodations. On one of our open days in Provence we found ourselves near the “Self-Guided Driving Tour” in his South of France book so we decided to go for a ride. We fueled up on breakfast before heading out. I had my usual: bread on bread on bread! I seriously…

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7 In France

Postcards from Provence – Menerbes

One of the highlights of our road trip through Provence was our visit to the charming village of Menerbes and our stay at the hotel La Bastide de Marie. If you ever plan a trip to the South of France, I can’t recommend this hotel or lovely Menerbes more highly. I wrote a longer post about our visit on the Travel Hack, so I’ve only included a few of my favorite pictures below. If you’d like to read the full…

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7 In France/ Travel

Postcards from Provence – Roussillon

Several years ago I read the book ‘A Year in Provence’ by Peter Mayle. He also wrote ‘A Good Year’ which became a movie starring Russell Crowe & Marion Cotillard. Not the best movie ever, but the scenery of Provence is to die for!  Flash forward to this summer and I knew we had to spend a few days in the Luberon region where he spent a lot of his time. One of my favorite little towns in this region…

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