Tag Archives: Provence

La fête des bergers

Le pastrage, or la fête des bergers (lah fet day bersjair), which means “the shepherds’ celebration”, is a rural Provence tradition celebrated on December 24. The word pastrage comes from pastre, “shepherd” in the Provençal language. In honor of the … Continue reading

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L’essence de toute intelligence est de connaitre et d’aimer

Several years ago, I developed a serious case of envy for the life of author Vicki Archer. In My French  Life, Archer recounts the story of her family’s move from Australia when they purchased a 17th century mas, or farmhouse, … Continue reading

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Festoyer

As summer winds down, it’s not too late to squeeze in one last trip. Saint-Paul-de-Vence is one of the most visited villages in Provence. It became famous thanks to French stars Simone Signoret and Yves Montand in the 50s. This … Continue reading

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Vivre en Provence

Soon I’ll be heading to the south of France with a group of students. So Living in Provence-Vivre en Provence (vivruh ehn provahnse), by Barbara and René Stoeltie, caught my eye. The husband (photographer) and wife (writer) team have been … Continue reading

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