Richerenches truffle mass parade heads toward Town Hall. Photo OT Richerenches

Blessed truffles in Provence

About a month ago I opened the e-newsletter that I receive monthly from the Vaucluse Tourist Board in Provence and saw that they were...

Drome Provencale: Eat Like a Sixth Grader, Drink Like a Wine Enthusiast, Part 2...

In which the author takes a tasting class at Wine University (Université du Vin) in the medieval castle of Suze-la-Rousse, reflects on whether or not he's a wine enthusiast, and wonders if it's true that "there is no pleasure without knowledge." (This 3-part article received the 2013 GOLD AWARD for best culinary travel article written for the internet, awarded by the North American Travel Journalists Association.)
Fontaine de Vaucluse. Photo: J.P. Germain, Office de Tourisme Intercommunal du Pays des Sorgues

Cool Runnings: An Aquatic Tour of Provence

Ester Laushway takes to the waters of Provence: the rivers Sorgue, Durance and Verdon.

Drome Provencale: Medieval Towns, Castles, Olives, Lavender and Silk (Part 3 of 3)

Some impressions and practical information concerning the area covered in Parts 1 and 2 of “Eat like a sixth grader, drink like a wine...

Savoring Provence: The Charentais of Cavaillon, a Succulent Superstar of a Melon

Every summer, piles of gold are sold in the Provencal town of Cavaillon. The gold in question is not the precious metal measured in...

Black Diva and the Roman Theater of Orange

I don't often show pictures of myself with celebrities, artists, winegrowers, chefs, politicians or other living icons that I meet in the course of my work, but that’s the best way to introduce the beautiful local Diva that I met the other day while in Orange, in the Vaucluse area of Provence.

The Green Traveler: The Camargue, a View from the Saddle

Exit Provence's lavender charms and enter its cowboy country, horseback riding in the sparsely populated marshland called the Camargue. By Laurence Bry.

Resort Report: Medieval Meets Modern at Le Moulin de Vernègues in Provence

In this hotel and resort report, Corinne LaBalme finds something old, something new, a spa and a golf course, too, at a stylishly revamped inn midway between Avignon and Aix-en-Provence.

Lion Feuchtwanger and the Milles Internment and Deportation Camp Near Aix-en-Provence

By Wendy Dubreuil. Aix-en-Provence may call to mind fountain-side cafés, the work of Cézanne, aristocratic palaces and the scent of lavender, but just several miles from the sunny heart of town lies a cautionary tale: the Camp des Milles, the only large French interment and deportation camp from WWII that is preserved and open to the public.

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