Herbes de Provence is a common herb mix that you will see in grocery stores and on French menus. However, it’s important to understand what it is and how to work with it. You can find the dried blend of herbs in the southeast of France where it originates or you can blend it on your own.
The herb mix is also a symbol of the sun and the blue sky of Provence. When you open the jar and close your eyes, it can make it feel like you’re in the French countryside.
You can choose to use the herbs from Provence in all sorts of exciting ways. It’s a staple when you’re cooking French cuisine, though you can use it in many other ways. If you want to take a little piece of Provence home with you, herbes de Provence is a good item to start with.
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Provence is renowned for its beauty. One of the most notable features of this lovely southern region is its dense population of the lavender plant.
Provence is a region in the south of France that runs along the Mediterranean coast from the Camargue to the Italian border. The Northern part stretches along the Rhone Valley to the town of Orange.
It corresponds roughly with the administrative PACA region, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Filled with Roman ruins and adorned with a delightfully arid climate and an abundance of vineyards, this region of France is renowned for its beauty.
One of the most notable features of this lovely southern region is its dense population of the lavender plant. This flower grows in abundance in this region and has become almost impossible to disassociate with it.
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The Provence donkey (l’âne de Provence) is a domestic breed from south-eastern France. Every year, millions of people travel to the Provence. While visiting, the animals are high on the priority list of things to see. Understanding why they’re there and what activities are available can ensure you make the most of your time in town.
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Aix-en-Provence is famous in Provence for its history, art, architecture, and shopping. In this photo-essay, we’ll show you some of the beautiful memories we had while strolling the ancient streets of Le Vieil Aix, Aix’s old city center.
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Sainte Victoire Winemaker’s Trail
The Sainte Victoire winemakers cooperative have created a walking path you will not want to miss. The Winemaker’s Trail (le sentier des vignerons) will lead you through vineyards with several different grape varieties.
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The beauty of Puyloubier can’t be captured in words alone. These photographs show the many features of this beautiful village, from the majestic Sainte-Victoire Mountain to the fertile vineyards that stretch to the horizon. We think Puyloubier is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Take a look and we’re sure you’ll agree.
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The food in Provence is hearty, rich, and elegant. Understanding what is on the plate requires an understanding of the history in the area. Greek and Roman influences have made the Provence cuisine what it is today.
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The Provence wine region in the southeast of France is extremely underrated. Most people hear Provence and think of olive trees and lavender fields.
However, there are many vineyards and unique wineries in Provence. For over 2600 years, the area has been producing some incredible red and white wines.
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The weather in Aix-en-Provence is generally mild and pleasant even though it is positioned on the northern edge of the Mediterranean coast. Aix-en-Provence is located in central Provence, near Marseille and about a half hour drive to the Mediterranean sea. The Provence region is in the south of France and borders the Mediterranean.
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