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harvesting the vines

Harvesting the Vines

Due to the sweltering hot spring and summer of 2022, harvesting the vines that surround Aix-en-Provence began in mid-August which is about one month earlier than usual. Yet expectations are that this year’s vine harvest will yield a good quality vintage due to the unseasonably dry heat. Overall, wine production is anticipated to increase 16% …

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Travelers Choice

Travelers Choice Award From Tripadvisor

Formerly known as the Certificate of Excellence, Tripadvisor awards a Travelers Choice designation to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on their service. For the second year in a row, Aixploring Provence proudly earned this distinction, and I look forward to …

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Inspirational Provence Artists Tees

Inspirational Provence Artists Tees

The Provence Market is a creative local business that offers unique collections of Provence artists tees that are “inspired by Provence, designed by artists”. So when I was asked by owners Michele and Jean-Marie to model a few of the newest creations for their website, I was more than happy to volunteer! The sentiment behind …

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TGV – Did You Know?

The TGV system in France is wonderful, enabling rapid access to and from many destinations within the country. Operated by national rail provider SNCF, the trains travel at speeds reaching up to 180 kilometers per hour and yet are whisper silent for passengers as they relax while watching the vibrant colors of the countryside zip …

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