Born and raised in the states, with each year I live in France, I become more and more French (and countryfied). I live in the Rhone Valley, in the southern most point of the Ardeche, a department I never knew existed before meeting my husband over a glass of his wine in a supermarket in Paris. Called the ‘Door of Provence’, once I opened this door, I embarked on a new life in the south of France.
Together, Raphael and I love to welcome people at the winery and our bed & breakfast, La Source de Cousignac, in the ‘family’ house. When I’m not raising our mostly French daughters (and various other animals as they come and go), I try to learn everything about life in Provence. The first things I learned is that while I may cook better than I garden, I prefer gardening; I will most likely never be able to find a good mushroom in the woods; I’m not particular fond of wild boar meat; and yes, the workers you hire for house renovation do take their own time to get things done.
This blog is for those who want to escape to Provence, either for a visit to our bed & breakfast or just by reading the stories about the places, people, food and lifestyle that are This Provençal Life.