• Eygalières Market
  • Martigues
  • Lourmarin
  • Gordes
  • Abbaye de Senanque
  • Foret des Cedres
  • Bonnieux
  • Grimaud
  • Lourmarin
  • Saint-Remy-de-Provence
  • Carrières de Lumières
  • Roussillon
  • Lourmarin
  • Lourmarin

“Trobador” comes from langue d’oc, the Old Provençal language. It means “finder or researcher” and is likely the root of “troubadour,” a strolling minstrel in Southern France in the 12th c. The Modern Trobadors research all things Provence: its world-renowned food and wine, its writers and artists, its tremendous tourist appeal…. From the prosaic to the profound, the practical to the quixotic, we provide news, information, advice, opinion, and, we hope, a wee bit of inspiration.

Discover Provence!

Year_in_Photos_2015-6260785Announcing dates for our 2017 Provence tours!

Small group tours limited to 8 people!
Sunday, June 18 to Saturday, June 24

JUNE 2016 WAS SOLD OUT.  BOOK NOW FOR 2017!

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Recent Posts

CATCHING UP WITH THE PROVENCE GURU

CATCHING UP WITH THE PROVENCE GURU

Those of you who travel to Provence or fancy a trip sometime soon--or who are lucky enough to live here--no doubt are acquainted with the Provence Guru. The Guru--aka, Jamie Ivey--and wife Tanya traded their London lives for adventures in Provence th[...]
ESCAPE THE GLITZ OF CANNES WITH A VISIT TO ÎLE SAINT HONORAT

ESCAPE THE GLITZ OF CANNES WITH A VISIT TO ÎLE SAINT HONORAT

Cannes is the quintessential French Riviera resort, renowned for its glamour and bling year-round.  Come May and the internationally acclaimed Cannes Film Festival, the Promenade de la Croisette that wraps around the waterfront, passing the Palais de[...]
MAPPING THE MARKETS OF PETER MAYLE’S PROVENCE

MAPPING THE MARKETS OF PETER MAYLE’S PROVENCE

Twenty years ago, my husband, daughter, and I rolled into Marseille on the high-speed train from Paris.  If I recall correctly, the Aix-en-Provence TGV station had not yet been built. We rented a car and drove to Aix-en-Provence, where we would spend[...]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PAGNOL

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PAGNOL

The Academy Awards, which I look forward to each year, will be telecast Sunday evening, February 28, and this presents me with a confliction, for February 28 is also the birth date of legendary French filmmaker Marcel Pagnol. Seven years ago, on his [...]
MY OAK TREE GROWS IN THE LUBERON

MY OAK TREE GROWS IN THE LUBERON

Thanks to a very generous friend, my family and I own an oak tree in Provence. Nestled in the thickly wooded hills of the Luberon between Lourmarin and Cadenet, is a large organic farm called Les Pastras (which means “the pastures,” in Langue d’Oc, t[...]
HOW THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION PAYS FOR MY PROVENCE VACATION

HOW THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION PAYS FOR MY PROVENCE VACATION

January is when many vacationers begin to hone their plans for their trips abroad. If you are reading this blog, chances are you are going to be visiting Provence. Have you thought about including a stop at the dentist’s office? No, I didn’t think so[...]

Discover Provence!

Announcing dates for our 2017 Provence tours! Small group tours limited to 8 people! Sunday, June 18 to Saturday, June 24 JUNE 2016 WAS SOLD OUT.  BOOK NOW FOR 2017!

Provence Wine Lover?

If you are a fan of the wines of Provence, you must visit our other blog, Provence WineZine.  Read interesting articles about the winemakers and their wines, the emerging new varietals, and latest scoop from the region.

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