• 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

GARLIC IS IN THE AIR...IT MUST BE AÏOLI TIME!

GARLIC IS IN THE AIR...IT MUST BE AÏOLI TIME!

When the weather gets hot, our mortar and pestle becomes a fixture on the kitchen table. The familiar rhythmic sound of pestle-striking-mortar fills the air and the pungent aroma of garlic wafts through the house. Aïoli. It's aïoli time. The word, a[...]
MARC CHAGALL AT THE CARRIÈRES DE LUMIÈRES: EXTRAORDINARY

MARC CHAGALL AT THE CARRIÈRES DE LUMIÈRES: EXTRAORDINARY

The Carrières de Lumières defy description.  One could say (aptly) that it is a multi-media extravaganza—about 100 projectors casting 3,000 images on walls as high as 14 meters, spilling onto the ceiling and the floor, and choreographed perfectly wit[...]
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 [...]

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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