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Re: Provence Help

Former Member ·
There's a food writer, Pater Mayle, who had a book on food and his life there called A Year in Provence. It was also made into a mini-series on BBC and I just looked it up and you can get it on Netflix!
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Re: Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

HistoryDigger ·
Oh yum! Makes me hungry for great French products. Let us know how the AirBnB apartment is.
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Re: Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

PHeymont ·
Thanks! The produce was great, indeed. The apartment was also fine; a nice bedroom and living room with kitchenette in a building I believe Is 18th century but modernized. Two flights up, with an air conditioner, washer, dryer and a view directly into the market, and across to the main church in town. It’s two steps off the boulevards, inside the old town. For anyone who’s interested, here’s a link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/883140 . It's listed at 40€ a night.
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Re: Help with Provence Itinerary

PortMoresby ·
I know you've seen it already, P., but for the sake of others following your plans, I'll post this link to a recent short Conde Nast piece about Uzes, a place I stayed a week and liked very much. They call it un-Provence.
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Re: Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Marilyn Jones ·
A wonderful narrative and your photos are brilliant. I felt like I was there as I looked at all the different pictures of people, produce and products!
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Re: Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

IslandMan ·
I love a good market, especially a French one!
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Re: Photo Gallery: Along The Road in Provence

IslandMan ·
I wouldn't think ANYWHERE in France would be boring!
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Re: Photo Gallery: Along The Road in Provence

HistoryDigger ·
Great advice & beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. Makes me long for France.
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Re: Photo Gallery: Along The Road in Provence

Travel Rob ·
Almost missed the last comment!Look how many ideas you've shared from that drive!No way was it a mistake!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

PHeymont ·
Aix is a favorite with us, even though we've spent only limited time there...but long enough to have posted a Picture of the Day featuring the local market , not far from the scene of your picture...it's really a great walking town.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

DrFumblefinger ·
An evocative image, Islandman, and no -- I can't think of any place this could be but France. Thanks for sharing the photo and the story behind it!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

Travel Rob ·
You sure captured France!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

HistoryDigger ·
Draws me in...and back to my days in Provence, too many years ago. Thanks for the reminder of France's southern beauty.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

GarryRF ·
Hi Paul. Just curious. Would an outdoor wine tasting be permissible in the US? I always find events like this to be so civilised. Folks just mixing and tasting locally produced food and wine. No one over indulging and a beautiful way to enjoy a summers day making new friends.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

PHeymont ·
We have a lot of different state and local laws, so, as they say, Your Mileage May Vary. Since New York is a significant wine-producer, it may be a bit easier here, and in summer there are several wine producers sampling at our local Greenmarket
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

GarryRF ·
I never knew that New York was a wine producer. I'll add that to my shopping list in August. Blossom Hill of California is a big seller here in the UK. Thank You !!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

PHeymont ·
The Finger Lakes area in the center of the state has long been a big white-wine producer; Taylor is originally from there. There's been a growing industry on Long Island in recent years, where sandy soil in some areas has been good to the grapes. On the whole, NY wines range from extraordinary to oversweet. And, of course, it's home to one of my guilty favorites: Manishewitz Concord Grape wine, kosher for Passover!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

GarryRF ·
Must look into this. I prefer sweet wines. Hate dry wines. Which I know is very unfashionable. But I do love asking guests to try my Italian "Martini. Asti Spumante. Sparkling Wine". I do enjoy converting people with an attitude to sweet wines !
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Re: Help with Provence Itinerary

artsnletters ·
Nearest St-Remy: - Don't miss Les Baux . The village is touristy but the castle complex on top is fantastic and the views are to die for - you don't need to be a fan of scenery to appreciate them. - Roman ruins of Glanum , walking distance from St-Remy - Arles for more Roman ruins (but I think you've been already?) Farther away: - Day-trip to the Luberon for unmatched scenery and charming little villages full of vernacular architecture - what people build themselves, without an architect.
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Re: Help with Provence Itinerary

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the comprehensive thoughts! We have been in Arles and Aix...not for as long as I'd have liked, but I think we'll have to include Avignon this time (nearby, and only got an hour of our time before). I'm leaning to the idea of one day for the Luberon, one for Avignon and the rest closer to "home"--although the roast chicken is calling me! We're arriving in St-Remy around 9ish on Wednesday, with an apartment just behind the main part of the market (hope we can get through to the...
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Re: Help with Provence Itinerary

artsnletters ·
Unless your accommodations have private parking, I'd arrive really early on Wednesday. The market starts at 9am. If you're there by 8 or 8:30, you should be able to snag parking reasonably close. I haven't been to the market in St-Remy, but given its size, I bet the roast chicken truck will be there too.
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PHeymont ·
Good point, and sent me scurrying back to the Airbnb details page—and fortunately, there's on-premise parking. That's good, because we're picking up the car at Avignon TGV at about 8:40. An earlier train would be more expensive and less pleasant... We're staying at a hotel in Marseille that's just at Gare St-Charles, and considered picking the car up there...but decided that leaving central Marseille in the rush hour might not be our favorite thing...and also adds about 54€ to the rental for...
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Provence Help

Former Member ·
I'm going to my cousin's wedding in London in June, and I've got 10 days to play with after. I saw a crazy book...Provence 1970...full of great cooks and how they changed food here, so I want to go there. What's the best ways to spend 10 days in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

IslandMan ·
       On a recent visit to Marseilles in southern France, we took a day trip by train to Aix-en-Provence. It was a pleasant 50 or so minute ride in a clean, comfortable and modern carriage, and the passing scenery of Provence was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

PHeymont ·
  Many regions of France are known for their wines, and Provence is one of them, located at the lower end of the Rhone Valley. Some Provence vineyards ship far and wide; others are far more local, and go out of their way to promote locally....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 1, 2015: Flowers at the Window

PHeymont ·
  Nothing breaks up the straight lines and uniform colors like flowers at the window and door. Above, on a 13th-century residence in Bonnieux, Provence; below, the courtyard entrance of the apartment we rented in the 18e in Paris.
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Help with Provence Itinerary

PHeymont ·
We will be in Saint-Remy de Provence, with car, for five days in late July and would appreciate suggestions for a couple of daytrips from there, and also for worthwhile sights and activities in the immediate area.   Jetlag should not be an issue;...
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Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

PHeymont ·
There are markets every day in Provence, with each town setting aside a day or two a week. Some are just food and necessities; others have large crafts areas and some markets are good sources of inexpensive clothing as well as designer clothing. One...
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Gallery: Bonnieux–-View from a Provence Hilltop

PHeymont ·
  The Luberon region of Provence, spread out over three small ranges of hills and mountains, is full of picturesque villages, each famous for some aspect of its view or for someone who lived there. Each is individual, but they mostly fall into...
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Photo Gallery: Along The Road in Provence

PHeymont ·
When we were planning our summer 2014 trip to France, we decided to start with a week in the south before our two weeks in Paris, and one of the planned items on our "bucket list" was a long drive through the picturesque villages of the Luberon...
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Mar. 19, 2016: Ancient Trees, Ancient Bridge

PHeymont ·
Three ancient olive trees keep company with an even older bridge, the famed Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that once brought water to Nîmes.
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Apr. 9, 2016: Roman graffitti at the Pont du Gard

PHeymont ·
Almost any monument or structure that lasts more than a few years becomes a graffiti target. The Pont du Gard has been one for a thousand years!
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Julia Child's Kitchen: Now for rent on Airbnb

PHeymont ·
Julia Child's cottage in Provence, furnished as it was in her time, is available for rent on Airbnb...at $639 a night.
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Long, hot summer shrinks French wine production

PHeymont ·
Some of last year's wines of Provence, at a local festival in Saint-Remy de Provence     The weeks and weeks of high heat across Europe, and especially in France, are affecting prospects for this year's French wine vintage. Because of the...
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