After having organised so many trips and itineraries for friends and acquaintances, the real humans behind Our French Impressions, Patricia and Jean-Marie, have finally done what so many have urge to do - organise a trip to Provence - here it is!
Jean-Marie's family on his mother side have deep roots in Provence having been one of the prominent landowners in the region up until the mid last century producing everything from lavender to rice, olive oil to soap. To this day, the family remains deeply attached to their origins and know "their" Provence intimately. Jean-Marie is also the nominated family cook, whose travails are well documented on this blog and beyond and who learned his trade watching his grandmother and mother cook for decades.
The Auld Alliance was consecrated when Patricia, of Scottish descent, met and married Jean-Marie - after a hair-raising international courtship - some 30 years ago. Her natural curiosity and experience in tourism saw then visit every nook and cranny of the region, discovering the best "tables", sourcing sumptuous wines and uncovering some of the most sought after artisans in the country. Patricia's expertise will ensure the smooth running of the tour, providing the "gear" to put the show on the road.
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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