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  • Easter traditions in Provence
    Easter traditions in Provence
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    Easter traditions in Provence do not really differ from those of other French regions, unlike Christmas traditions. We just have a few habits strongly rooted in the Catholic religion, which is very present here… and sometimes specialties that have become rare, hidden in a village that perpetuates a recipe. But the symbols of the Easter period are the same as everywhere in France: chocolate eggs, hens, bells, lamb, fish. Do you know the origin of Easter egg hunt? And why offer chocolate? Learn...

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  • Lavender from Provence, the ‘blue gold’ renowned throughout the world!
    Lavender from Provence, the ‘blue gold’ renowned throughout the world!
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    If we believe its nickname ‘blue gold’, French lavender from Provence is the dream of tourists all over the world. There is even a lavender tour to guide visitors to the fields of Haute Provence during the lavender flowering season. Do we know enough about this beloved aromatic plant? Doesn't such a great fame too often hide the lavender health benefits and virtues? Discover the secrets and treasures of our unique blue plant, symbol of the region from the blooming field to the harvest,...

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  • Santons figurines of Provence: the art and tradition of the Provencal Christmas crib
    Santons figurines of Provence: the art and tradition of the Provencal Christmas crib
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    How about a stroll in the country of santons figurines of Provence, to know their history, their manufacture, and the Christmas traditions ? How to create a crib with clay little saints ? We tell you all about this age-old craft from the Provençal culture and these figurines representing Jesus Nativity.

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  • Provencal printed fabrics and indiennes of Provence
    Provencal printed fabrics and indiennes of Provence
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    Fascinating evolution of cotton fabrics and Provencal prints, which make their way over the centuries and still seduce as much. Since the sixteenth century to the present day, let’s see how these colorful, floral and light fabrics have conquered generations by adapting to the times. The Provencal fabrics are the unalterable impression of the art of living in Provence.

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  • The traditional ratatouille recipe: best mediterranean cuisine
    The traditional ratatouille recipe: best mediterranean cuisine
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    Here is a simple and easy ratatouille recipe, home made and perfectly traditional. It can be eaten with meat or fish or mixed with eggs. Also enjoy the ratatouille cold with bread croutons, parmesan tiles, breadsticks, cheese ... The classic ratatouille recipe is one of the best vegan recipes because it's light and entirely vegetal. You can prepare it in large quantities (even freeze a portion in a jar). The more baked, the better it gets, especially if you use a terracotta casserole dish.

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  • Recipe of the Avignonnaise daube
    Recipe of the Avignonnaise daube
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    This recipe is another variation of the traditional Avignon stew. It's close to the Nice recipe but using lamb instead of beef. It must be prepared in advance by marinating the meat in a slightly full-bodied red wine as long as possible.

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  • White wine lamb daube recipe from Vaucluse area
    White wine lamb daube recipe from Vaucluse area
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    This Provencal stew recipe is just as traditional as beef stew, but using lamb meat, and white wine instead of red wine. Simple to prepare, it provides a dietary dish, since stewed without fat but with vegetables, an essential healthy and delicious recipe of family cooking.

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  • Ceramics vs pottery? Quick guide to know the basics.
    Ceramics vs pottery? Quick guide to know the basics.
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    This guide helps to understand the different types of ceramics and pottery. We generally tend to confuse ceramics vs pottery and often get lost among all existing proposals. Here are some explanations.

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  • The culinary pottery of Vallauris
    The culinary pottery of Vallauris
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    Cooking in terracotta is healthy, it allows to gently cook ingredients keeping their own taste individually, without adding fat and without drying them. Ideal for cooking vegetables, for example, in a classic oven or even in the microwave. We wish you bon appetit !

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  • The most important holidays of the Provencal calendar - Provencal Christmas
    The most important holidays of the Provencal calendar - Provencal Christmas
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    Deeply rooted in the culture of Provence are calendales holidays. This begins December 4, the day of St. Barbara, and end on the eve of Candlemas, when we must defeat the crib ... It is a period that spreads out on the last month of the year and the first of the following year, the hardest to pass because the harshest winter in Provence. It is also a tradition closely linked to religion of Provence, predominantly Catholic, and this is certainly one of the reasons why this festival has special...

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  • Provence, an old and lively land
    Provence, an old and lively land
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    Of all the regions of France, Provence is certainly one of the most deeply rooted in history and traditions that have been perpetuated from age to age on its soil. A culture that, since ancient times, is marked by the influence of neighboring colonizing peoples, but also by its geographical position and its climate just as temperate as excessive when the natural elements show their strength.

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  • Three different Provence
    Three different Provence
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    Since the twentieth century, we can see the heart of cultural Provence through three major influences that identify three very marked terroir: firstly, Provence Mistral, most central, the plains; Then Provence of Jean Giono, to the east and a more mountainous; Finally, the Provence of Marcel Pagnol, one bordering the Mediterranean Sea. These three Provence juxtapose a folkloric and linguistic point of view, and recross for doing a unit where all the Provence identify with the great traditions...

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