Category Archives: Smell the Roses

Eygalieres – Leaving Saint-Remy

We stayed in our pied-a-terre in Saint-Remy again for a few days. Great airbnb hosts and a convenient spot next to a fantastic boulanger for morning croissants. Where Saint-Remy-de-Provence ends in the east, Eygalieres begins. The hilltop village has just over … Continue reading

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Celebs have arrived in Saint-Tropez!

We heard that two famous people were coming to Saint-Tropez for just one day so we  returned to our first home in France to be their official paparazzi team. Then it’s on to “le shopping.” Au revoir! All of Saint-Tropez misses … Continue reading

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Gorges du Verdon, a very grand canyon in France

Les Gorges du Verdon is France’s version of the Grand Canyon. There are a number of similarities. In both cases, a relatively small river has etched its way through several thousand feet of limestone, leaving a wide gorge with walls of … Continue reading

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MAMAC, a very NICE modern art museum

New York has MoMA and Nice has MAMAC, Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain. Although it’s just plain azure at the moment, the facade often features brilliant light installations turning the entire entrance into a work of art. The French artist … Continue reading

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Grasse, the city of flowers and perfumes

Grasse is another town in southern France with buildings washed in pastel orange and pink under roofs of terracotta tiles. Streets are narrow and winding. Mountains loom in the distance beyond the bell towers. It looks a bit like Menerbes or … Continue reading

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Van Gogh’s Asylum, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

He was the thief of sunflowers, gathering them via rapid brushstrokes. Vincent van Gogh was one of the most prolific and influential of the Post-Impressionist painters, producing over 2,000 paintings and drawings in just over 10 years in the late … Continue reading

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A Day in Provence – Wednesday Market at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

After Peter Mayle wrote A Year in Provence in 1989, Francophiles the world over yearned to relive his experiences enjoying the excellent markets, fascinating people, and delicious food of Provence. So here we are. Nous sommes ici! Our home base for a week or … Continue reading

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La Corrida d’Arles, definitely NOT a rodeo

We happened to visit Arles at Easter weekend, just in time to experience the festivities of La Feria, the fair, with a highlight being La Corrida, the bullfight. Each day of La Féria de Pâques, Arles has a running of the bulls before and … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another GREEK Salad

In the US, we eat Greek salads. They usually have lots of lettuce, a few bits of tomato and cucumber, an olive or two, red onion, and some crumbles of feta cheese. Here in Greece we eat GREEK salads. Where’s … Continue reading

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Aussie Odds and Ends

We’re already on to the next phase of our journey, so these are just a few tidbits that didn’t fit into our other Australia posts. Not nearly everything from the trip, but a few items we don’t see in the … Continue reading

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