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Aïoli Provençal

Aïoli provençal complet (or aïoli garni) is a dish made up of the garlic mayonnaise dip, served with an array of vegetables, potatoes, salt cod and shellfish. The accompanying ingredients are...

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Create Your Own Scent in Grasse

Whilst we may all have our favourite, be it Chanel, Armani or any one of the hundreds and thousands out there, our choice of perfume is personal. However, we can’t help but constantly...

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Easter will soon be here

Easter is later this year, in mid April. What a great time to take an early break in warm Mediterranean temperatures. The South of France is at its best in Spring...

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An Insiders Guide to Drinks in Provence

We recently reviewed many activities in the Var that will keep those travelling with children happy and active throughout their holiday, yet the region is also a playground for adults, with many activities...

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On the Artist Trail in Provence & the Riviera

The South of France conjures up images of beautiful beaches, stunning craggy mountains, impossibly perched Provence villages and just maybe, your favourite piece of art. Many artists in the past have moved to...

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Raymond Blanc’s French Onion soup recipe – French Recipes for you to try

Autumn is upon us and colder weather approaching. There is nothing quite like a tasty warming bowl of French Onion Soup and the recipe by Raymond Blanc OBE is tried and...

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Pastis – the Milk of Provence

Following the ban of Absinthe in France in 1915 there was a demand to find a palatable alternative.  Absinthe contains wormwood which was known to have hallucinogenic effects and could be...

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Horseriding in Provence, South of France

Provence provides a myriad of opportunity to explore the region on horse back. There are plenty of specific tours which can be arranged during your villa holiday and we highly recommend...

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All about Olives

The Olive tree – One of the oldest, hardiest and known for is longevity. Olive trees grow for hundreds of years. Each year the gnarled tree will develop fresh new shoots...

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Cycling in the Var – Where to go and Where to Rent

The Var region is undoubtedly a beautiful area to holiday in, with numerous activities to keep visitors of all ages interested. Many of our South France villa rental guests have asked us about...

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