Provence

Tips and Articles in Provence

Paris has become a serious player in the booming photography fair scene, with four events coming up this fall—most notably November’s can’t-miss Paris Photo. But for true fans of the medium, nothing tops what goes on in the south of France every s...
Inside a wine shop, warming weather means the shelves will soon turn very pink—and predominately Provençal. Crisp, dry rosé from Provence is a summertime staple, but it’s certainly not the only pink wine from France worth seeking out. At wine bar ...
Bonnieux Silencio at La Maison d’Aigebrun Silencio—the private Parisian nightclub designed by director David Lynch—is joining forces with another iconic filmmaker, and taking its act on the road. Agnès Varda, whose former family home in the Lube...
Julia Child’s kitchen in Provence is a square room with pale yellow walls, unusually tall counters, and dark emerald-green and brick-red tiles. The walls are covered with Peg-Board, upon which hangs an armory of cooking equipment: saucepans and fr...
When my mother and father fell in love, in the summer of 1967, they took off for Provence. They were in Switzerland at the time, and both 21 years old. A few days after they met, an impromptu Mediterranean weekend vacation seemed like the thing to...
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The lunch menu at L’Oustalet is simple, a few lines scrawled on a chalkboard. There’s roast chicken or turbot with vegetables, a green salad or rabbit pâté as a starter, an apple tart for dessert. Here in the wine lands of the southern Rhône Valle...
Foodies Itinerary: Tauck’s 10-day A Taste of France itinerary, departing from Paris with stops in Lyons, Arles, and Avignon on the Swiss Emerald.Highlights: A gourmand’s tour of the Rhône Valley, including a cooking class at Alain Ducasse’s École...
Some details about the date in question remain more in question than others. For instance: the day of the week. Could it have been a Friday? Definitely possible. It wasn’t a Monday because Restaurant Nino is closed on that day, and so I wouldn’t ...
Looking Back on Bodrum Peter Jon Lindberg’s “Touring Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula” was most interesting to me, but the glamorous beach resort he describes is not the Bodrum I remember: I arrived there on a sailboat while traveling with a friend from...
Right about now, you’re checking out your kids’ school calendar and wondering how to transform their week of vacation into fun for the whole family. The good news is that there are a growing number of options. College kids may have made spring br...
A couple of years ago, François Simon, the influential restaurant critic for Le Figaro, told me that French gastronomy needed a “crisis” in order to reinvent its doddering identity. At the time I barely listened. Who cared about a lot of sauce-str...
Even the most world-weary, been-there-done-that travelers admit that the Côte d'Azur exerts a special power over them. A suave cocktail of expatriate novels, movies filmed through the besotted lens of Hollywood, and a lustrous string of legendary ...
Train Travel “Traveling by train is an amazing way to see the hinterland of a destination, without having to stay there,” says Diane Hilliard. And more remote areas are now accessible via luxury trains. Coober Pedy, the Australian outback minin...
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