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An Ode to Provence

Apartments France Provence Wine

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…  

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

France Provence

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….  

Matisse in the South of France

Arts France Provence

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,…  

Provence in Pictures, an Untourist Report

France Provence

February 5, 2020 by Special Guest

Wendell Rogers is a repeat Untourist who has joined us more than a half dozen times in Europe since 2011. He also happens to be a gifted photographer. He shared his images of Alsace from a recent trip, and here are more images of France. These come from his stay on the Provence Untour. “We…  

What’s on in Europe: 2020

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January 22, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

So much to see and do in Europe already, but why not plan your trip around some of the season’s special events? Festivals and fairs are a window into a culture, a signifier of what is important to a community, and an excellent way to rub elbows with the locals. Here is your 2020 trip…