At midnight tonight, the third Thursday of November, France celebrates their annual tradition...the uncorking of the new Beaujolais Nouveau wine and the beginning of "Beaujolais Nouveau Day." Beaujolais Nouveau (pronunciation) is a red wine made from the Gamay grapes, first planted by the Romans in the Beaujolais Province south of the Burgundy region/north of Lyon. [...]
On our 8 day journey, we barely scratched the surface of everything Provence has to offer. You could spend a year and still have more to explore. Its charm, sunshine, scents of lavender, colorful country-sides of grape and olives, beautiful landscapes and mountains have made it a favorite holiday spot for thousands of years. I'd [...]
The Côte d'Azur is France's famous beach resort coast running from St-Tropez through the French Riviera to the Italian border. The French Riviera is definitely a trip worth making ... home to Nice (Old City and port), Monte Carlo (Casino and opulence), and Cannes (luxury and world renowned film festivals) ... but my favorite spot [...]
The wines of Provence's 6 regions could take you months and years to cover so what a great place to explore!Â During our 8 day Journey we covered 4 key AOCs (Appellation d'Origine Controlée, France's wine classification system). Côtes-du-Rhône These wines have a longer history than any other French wine dating back to the Romans [...]
This Provence map captures most of the Vaucluse and Bouches-du-Rhone regions where all the Villages we visited are.