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An Ode to Provence

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August 9, 2022 by Jonathan Coleman

I like wine. And when the cork on a bottle of wine is popped in Provence, it’s an occasion. The moment is made.  I also like to travel. New places, new friends, new tastes and smells. It brings my senses to the surface and makes my brain buzz with delight and curiosity.  Traveling to a place…  

Parisian Passion: A First Impression

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December 14, 2021 by Special Guest

Our UnTours Foundation Co-CEO Jonathan Coleman recently returned from his first Untour trip, and his first time ever visiting Switzerland and France. Here he shares his first impression of Paris. I arrived in Paris on a train from Basel by way of Strasbourg. For the last leg of the trip, I had the bad luck…  

Three Kings Cake: A European Tradition for Epiphany

Food and Drink France Provence

December 8, 2021 by Untours Staff

Our colleague Anne in Provence has shared one of her favorite traditions with us, the galette des rois, a sweet enjoyed for Epiphany (just after the new year). The guest who finds the fève in his or her piece is thought to be lucky. Make your own! Here’s how. Almond Filling 1 cup almond flour 1/2…  

Echoes of Ancient Rome in Provence: Pont du Gard and Beyond

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June 1, 2021 by Andrea Szyper

Provence has so many appeals, it is easy to overlook its impressive endowment of archaeological sites. Evidence of the Roman presence is all over the area. In fact, Provence has some of the best preserved vestiges of the Roman Empire in all of Europe. Southern France was a very important part of the vast Empire….  

Provence in Primary Color: Matisse and the Art of Cut-Outs

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February 22, 2021 by Andrea Szyper

From his mid 60s to the end of his life in his 80s, Henri Matisse worked in paper. After a long and illustrious art career as a painter, his move into this new art realm pushed modern art and design forward. He cut forms from brightly painted and colored paper and worked with gallery assistants…  

Matisse in the South of France

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January 6, 2021 by Special Guest

One of modern art’s best known and loved artists, Matisse was critical in the development of art. His innovative use of color, line, and form were. He was also a big part of the story of art in Southern France and will be included in our upcoming series of Saturdays in Europe. Here our host,…