Mas Sainte Berthe

The vineyard of Mas Sainte Berthe is one of our favourites for producing great wines and being in a great situation, with splendid provencal views of the imposing Alpilles mountains…

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Lemons at Menton 2008

The riviera town of Menton (06 Alpes-Maritimes, Provence) celebrates the citrus fruits every winter, bring a zesty touch of colour and animation to the town. The theme this year is…

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Olive Oil Nouveau!?

The town of Cassis (13 Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence) celebrates the harvest of the AOC Olive Oil (Huile d'Olive) from Les Baux de Provence at l’Oustau Calendal on 15 and 16 December…

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Cassis Christmas Market

Down on the Mediterranean coast, Christmas looks to be a bit incongruous to a northerner, but at Cassis (13 Bouches-du-Rhone) they have a Christmas Market (Marché de Noel) from 13-16…

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Carpentras Truffle Market

The area around Carpentras (84 Vaucluse, Provence) is famous for its truffles (known as the "Black Diamond" or Diamant Noire) and November sees the first of the weekly Truffle markets…

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Soup Festival at Vaison-la-Romaine

Suddenly with the nights drawing in and the temperature dropping, the thought of a Soup Festival sounds really enticing. At Vaison-la-Romaine (84 Vaucluse, Provence) there is a three-week festival of…

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Ban des Vendanges – Vinsobres

Vinsobres is one of the named Côtes du Rhône Villages – entitled to include the name of the village on the label – indicating a generally higher quality from vines grown…

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Festival

Veraison wine festival at Chateauneuf-du-Pape. As this is the most prestigious wine of the southern Rhone valley, then it should be well worth a visit. It is a ”traditional” medieval…

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Cassis wine festival

The pretty Provencal seaside town of Cassis (13 Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence) - east of Marseille celebrates the local wine (Cassis AC) - not the blackcurrant liqueur which traditionally comes from Dijon…

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Vignades – Cotes de Provence

In the centre of Hyeres (83 Var, Provence) the winemakers of the Cotes de Provence hold thier annual festival - honouring some local dignities and generally promoting the virtues of…

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