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Camargue Safari

Just back from a Camargue Safari researching the Moon Guide to Provence. Here's 10 things I learnt: The Camargue is responsible for France's entire production of rice. Pump houses along the Petit Rhone,...
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Working in Provence

Provence Guru catches up with the architect who became a baker Pascal Coutaz gave up his career as an architect to bake bread. He will sell in Lourmarin market and from his shop in the old Lauris station on th...
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#Provence – Spring events

Provence Guru presents its guide to the best things to see and do in Provence this Spring. It's time to get out and about! Click on any image to enter the multi-media gallery. Links to all events are found b...
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Provence Autumn Events Guide

Provence Guide - Autumn Events Provence Guide by Provence Guru, the essential guide to what to see and do in Provence this Autumn Provence is a wonderful place to visit in Autumn. In the vineyards the leaves ...
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Lourmarin market: Trader Talk

Pierre Vidal, the Fishmonger, has been a Provencal market trader for over 30 years. How did you become a trader? As a young man, aged 18, I was a keen diver. I used to spear fish. One day I was approached b...
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Book review – France a Modern History

France – A Modern History from the Revolution to the War with Terror, St Martin’s Press, November 2016 by Jonathan Fenby. review by Jamie Ivey France has been a confusing place to live over the past few years...