Visiting Van Gogh Asylum in Saint Remy

Vincent Van Gogh – the famous Dutchman once said “There are two ways of thinking about painting, how not to do it and how to do it: how to do it – with much drawing and little color; how not to do it – with much color and little drawing.”  His Read More …

Texas Lavender Fields : Why go to Provence when you can find them right here?

Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, southern Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, south west Asia to south east India. They are cultivated extensively in temperate Read More …

The man and his mountain : Paul Cezanne and Sainte-Victoire

Paul Cezanne painted the Sainte-Victoire mountain over 60 times Aix-en-Provence is a quaint town that is full of French countryside charm, colorful Provencal markets, Plane tree line streets where every fountain holds a secret, each mansion house has a story to tell. Cézanne’s colors are all around you, you’ll actually feel like Read More …

Saint Tropez : Photo diary of a Provencal escape!

Saint Tropez, the Côte d’Azur seaside town, is a Romantic Port of call which became a spectacular resort destination after World War II, with the influx of artists of the French New Wave then the European and American jetsetters, drawn to St Tropez for its unbeatable setting and glamorous vibe. We enjoyed our boat Read More …

Roussillon : The ochre-red village of Provence

The ochre-red village of Roussillon, one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France, (Beautiful Villages of France) is on the southern edge of the Plateau de Vaucluse. Roussillon is beautiful, with its red rocks, red stone buildings and red tile roofs sitting in a deep green pine forest on bright red-ochre hills.  We Read More …