The Provence specialists | As a couple, family or small group , discover Provence !
How to choose your trip
The Provence specialists | As a couple, family or small group , discover Provence !
The Provence specialists | As a couple, family or small group , discover Provence !
How to choose your trip
The Provence specialists | As a couple, family or small group , discover Provence !
The Provence specialists | As a couple, family or small group , discover Provence !
How to choose your trip
The Provence specialists | As a couple, family or small group , discover Provence !

First climb of Ventoux this season

Last Monday I tested my legs for the first time this season on Mont Ventoux: a small window of acceptable weather in an otherwise cold, windy, and rainy month of April. My new 11-32 gearing proved very useful for the final few kilometers, as fatigue was setting in....

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Nesque Gorge

Yesterday I hiked the Nesque Gorge, doing some scouting before I lead a guided tour in a few weeks’ time. I had cycled the Nesque at least a dozen times but hadn't hiked to the base of the gorge in over ten years. A steep and rocky path -- somewhat hidden from view -- begins at the...

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Almond blossoms

Almond trees are the first trees to blossom in Provence. Sometime in the month of February, depending on the weather, the honey-sweet white blossoms appear – the whole tree seems to blossom at once – and brings with it the warmth, hope and excitement of spring. While the last...

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The coveted black truffle

Truffles are in season! The coveted black truffle – tuber Melanosporum – is found essentially in Provence, though it can also be found in the Périgord region in France, and also in parts of Italy and spain.  Truffles are underground mushrooms (not...

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the Mistral wind

This is the seventh straight day that the cold Mistral wind has been blowing down the Rhône Valley. And when I say seven straight days, I mean every minute of every hour, for each one of those seven days. No respite. It hadn’t blown in Provence for a month or so, and now...

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