Tips and Articles for Provence

Max Kim-Bee

Julia Child fans across the globe were thrilled when her former French vacation home was put up on Airbnb. The Julia Child Foundation, however, was less... Read More

There's no avoiding lavender in Provence during its prime (late June to early August). The fragrant flower seems infiltrate every space with its... Read More

Made famous by Peter Mayles in his 1989 memoir A Year in Provence, and later by Ridley Scott in his 2006 film A Good Year, Gordes is the quintessential... Read More

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... Read More

Inside a wine shop, warming weather means the shelves will soon turn very pink—and predominately Provençal. Crisp, dry rosé from Provence is a... Read More

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... Read More

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.... Read More

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... Read More

Some details about the date in question remain more in question than others. For instance: the day of the week. ... Read More

Looking Back on Bodrum ... Read More

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. ... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Only on the web: More Guided Tours for Families This Summer ... Read More

Here was my fantasy: to create the perfect summer wine, something decent, light, and drinkable with anything, everything, ... Read More

In 1991 I spent a vibrant year in Paris researching a book on Colette's life, then eight somber years in my New York study writing it. While I was in... Read More

Breakfast is a highly personal matter, and even more so when you're traveling. Many people go to great lengths to find a breakfast that is first and... Read More

Britain's bright young thing Over the past decade, Brighton has been gaining a reputation as one of England's coolest cities. With the recent debut of... Read More

To steal a line from the Cole Porter song, I get no kick from the things that turn everyone else on. I love L.A. during a downpour, avoid the Hamptons... Read More

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