Pompe a l’huile (sweet orange and olive oil bread)

Until recently I had never heard of Pompe a l’huile and wow have I been missing out! This Provençal sweet orange olive oil bread is a bit like a firmer brioche and is a relative of the fougasse. It is a Christmas tradition in France, forming part of the 13 desserts served after midnight mass. …


Three tempting towns for your Provence bucket list

It’s nigh on impossible to pick just three places to fall in love with in Provence but author Janine Marsh chooses three towns that she finds truly irresistible… Historic Avignon No photo can do justice for the sight that greets you when you stroll into Place du Palais in the sunny city of Avignon. There …


Unusual things to do in Provence: Visit Turtle Village

Not another hilltop village! Now don’t get us wrong, we would happily potter around the hilltop villages of Provence, endlessly browse the Saturday markets and sit by Le Lac de Sainte Croix , quietly with a good book or magazine. But there is a chance that the kids are about to stage a RIOT! Not …