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Postcards from Provence

One of the many cute cafes in Avignon, France. A trip to Provence is utterly picturesque | Postcards of Provence

Provence is the stuff that dreams are made of. We fell in love with all the sights, flavors, and history of this divine place, and these photos will show you why.

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Waters of Life Flow at Manguin Distillery

Manguin Distillery in Avignon, France, is known for its Poire Williams Eau de Vie. The distillery puts glass bottles around pear blossoms to "imprison" the fruit within the bottle.

It’s not apparent at first what’s taking place in the lush, green orchard. As far as you can see, glass bottles hang from the trees. But once you see the sign for Manguin Distillery, it all makes a bit more sense.

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Adventures in Provencal Cooking

Markets in the South of France provide the best ingredients for Provencal cooking

Provence takes its food seriously. It’s rustic and flavorful, featuring olives, garlic, and dozens of other delicious ingredients. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Here are a few of the things that I learned in my attempt to cook in Provence.

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Seven Ways to Experience the Appeal of Avignon

The skyline of Avignon, France

On the western edge of Provence is the brilliant city of Avignon. Here, cobblestone lanes lined with plane trees swirl within the city’s medieval walls. Outdoor cafes sprawl into the squares. Avignon is a very modern city with all the beauty, spirit, and French-ness that Provence has to offer.

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France’s Palace of the Popes

Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France

Beginning in 1309, seven popes ruled the Catholic Church from Avignon, France, rather than Rome. To accommodate the needs of the Church and demonstrate its power, the Palace of the Popes was built on the banks of the Rhone.

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