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Gordes: Hilltop Villages of France

07 Nov 2012 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Built on the foothills of the Monts of Vaucluse, facing the Luberon, Gordes is one of the most well-known hilltop villages in the region, and one of the most beautiful in France. Its houses and buildings of white stone root themselves into the sharp cliff of the mountain, its labyrthinth of “calades” (narrow cobblestone streets) […]

Style & Culture in Aix-en-Provence

06 Nov 2012 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Founded by the Romans in 123BC as Aquae Sextiae, meaning waters belonging to Consul Caius Sextius Calvinus, Aix-en-Provence is a town of history, culture  and, certainly, water. Over 40 sparkling fountains in shady squares and the town’s busy centre supply beautiful cool water, essential in the hot Provençal summer. Built in 1912 by engineers from the […]

Navettes Provençales (Sweet France)

06 Nov 2012 / 0 Comments / in Blog

The Navettes Provençales are a crunchy, barely sweet cookie shaped like a boat to commemorate the arrival by boat of St. Lazarus, Mary Magdalene, and Saint Martha to Provence over 2000 years ago. A specialty of Marseille, they come in three traditional forms: the navette traditionnelle uses fleur d’oranger; the navette Marseillaise leaves out the orange flower water, and […]