Posts Tagged ‘Produits de terroir’

Not just Bordeaux for award-winning wines!

The Valley of the Sauvebonne The prestigious Concours Général  Agricole Paris each year awards gold, silver and bronze prizes to agricultural produce across the country, but most notably the wine.  Most well-known internationally for its rosé, the Cotes de Provence label has been increasing in popularity.  Now it is winning medals for both red, white & rosé […]

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Christmas in PACA – Part III

Better Late than Never!!! As temperatures across Europe drop to record lows and snow covers the ground from north to south in France, there is an excuse to finish the series of Christmas blogs for the Provence Cote D’Azur region. Renowned across the region is the Christmas market in Valbonne which every year takes over […]

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Christmas in PACA Part 1

Just because the temperature is still over 15 degrees, doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate Christmas! As the festive season arrives, each village prepares it’s illuminations & prepares for the numerous Christmas fairs across the region. We start in the west in Bandol where they have gone for big & bright with an enormous Father Christmas […]

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The End of the Summer?

The end of August is with us and a lot of tourists are beginning to leave for home, but for those of us left in the Var there is plenty to appreciate in their absence.  The next 3 months include a plethora of village festivals celebrating the local history but also the huge variety of local […]

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