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Avignon: Côté Square (au lieu d’un Gite)

The calm. The chic calm of the bed and breakfast Côté Square in the old walled city of Avignon is ever present, in all seasons mind you. From spring through the fall, Avignon is a hectic place as there is … Continue reading

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Avignon: Taste the New Vintage of 2013 at Millévin, a Wine Fair of Côtes du Rhône Vins Primeurs on Thursday, November 21

Be the first to taste the 2013 vintage of Côtes du Rhône at Millévin, a wine fair which will animate Avignon on Thursday, November 21, where winemakers and négociants will offer their Vins Primeurs, and other vintages. Primeur is a … Continue reading

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Avignon: “Les Papesses” – Five Iconic Female Artists Honored at the Collection Lambert and the Palais des Papes Until Nov 11

What brilliant stoke of ironic humor possessed the organizers of a monumental multi-site art exhibition in Avignon showcasing five iconic female sculptors to label this summer’s extravagant event “The Female Popes” (Les Papesses): Female Popes of the art world, mind … Continue reading

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Avignon: Mirthful July Evenings of Tasting Sublime Côtes du Rhônes at a Secluded Open Air Wine Bar

The Southern Rhone’s biggest nightly pour in July: for four hours nearly every evening this month you can satiate your palate with a variety of quality Côtes du Rhône wines while quieting your appetite with some eerily delicious charcuterie and … Continue reading

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Grenache Night: Celebrate and Taste Vintages of the Noble Grape From 30 Winemakers in Avignon on Sunday, March 10

The festive wine-networking and tasting extravaganzas called Grenache Nights (G-Nights) are turning out to have “legs” – not the so-called legs which refer to the trails of liquid on the sides of a wine glass when you swirl it – … Continue reading

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Truffles, The Black Diamond: Tis the Season for Les Marchés aux Truffes

Winter is truffle season in Provence. The aromatic black diamond, known by its name in provençal la Rabasse, can be sampled and purchased at markets throughout the Vaucluse. The truffle market in the village of Richerenches in the northern Vaucluse … Continue reading

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Avignon: Yvon Lambert Donates Nearly 600 Works of Art; La Collection Lambert to Double in Space; Exhibit of Five Woman Artists Set for June 2013

I recall the numerous times when viewing the exceptional exhibitions at La Collection Lambert, situated in the Hôtel du Caumont in a peaceful corner of Avignon, that casual conversations with other visitors would reveal that they were unaware of the … Continue reading

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AVIGNON: “GRAND BANQUET” BY “GRAND CHEFS,” ESPLANADE PALAIS DES PAPES; GASTRONOMIC CELEBRATION AT LES HALLES, SAT SEPT 22

Tickets for this exceptional feast to herald in the fall go on sale on Saturday, September 8 in Avignon and online For those for whom gourmet dining is a great passion, there is a curious argument that ensues after a … Continue reading

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AVIGNON: 17TH ANNUAL BAN DES VENDANGES DES COTES DU RHONE ON SATURDAY, SEPT 1 FEATURES POP ART THEME

In Roman times, no grapes could be harvested before the official authorization to begin picking, an edict called  “lever le ban des vendanges,” to lift the banning of harveting.  Today, the custom of “le ban des vendages” is respected on … Continue reading

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THE TOTALLY AWESOME NIGHTLY POUR OF THE SEASON: WINE TASTINGS IN AVIGNON OF COTES DU RHONE AT MAISON DES VINS JULY 8 – JULY 28

Just the amazing facts wine lovers: for four hours nearly every evening in July you can satiate your palate with a variety of quality Côtes du Rhône wines while quieting your appetite with some eerily delicious charcuterie and cheeses, all … Continue reading

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