Clarke County Fair

Another great night here in Clarke County, Virginia at our annual Fair. Not just farm animals, carnival rides, but America’s Number one sport  the tractor pull!  Check out our video from last night’s winner. The smoke will probably send you screaming for a gas mask and the CO2 police.  It is all country fun and …
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Wine Dinner From the Land Down Under in Sept. 2012!

Our September 2012 wine dinner should prove as great a time for our guests at our past wine dinners were sold out events in both July and August. You may not want to miss this one. We are traveling to Australia and New Zealand for a tasting of some world class wines and interesting finds. …
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Shenandoah Valley’s Yummy Summer Recipes

This is simply the best time of year for Winey and Cheesey and all of us here at L’Auberge Provencale our bed and breakfast in Shenandoah Valley. After a nice run/walk at the State Arboretum, I was greeted by Bernadette and Phoenix, our two dogs at our Villa La Campagnette. We happily strolled around the …
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The Italians are Coming to our Virginia Wine Country Inn!

We are not sure they will be driving their Ferraris but on Sunday, August 5, 2012, we are going to Italy for an afternoon gathering of fine food, fine wine, and fine conversation at our Virginia Wine Country Inn. These Ferraris were lined up in Monaco just roaring to get to L’Auberge Provencale, our French Country …
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Our French Bed and Breakfast in Virginia is All Things Provence!

At this time of year, one can really step into the world of Provence at our French bed and breakfast in Virginia: L’Auberge Provencale!  Just think of this list of five things that bring you to the South of France and our bed and breakfast near Washington DC has them all: The beautiful scent of …
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The Peach Room Transforms into the Sun Room

Now that the planting of the gardens are done and the lawn is mowed, here at our romantic getaway in Northern Virginia, we have been embarking on transforming our Peach dining room into the new Sun Room. Starting with all new fabric from Provence we have made the curtains and tablecloths. The next step is …
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No Passport Required

Sunday was a glorious day in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia; sunny, fair, and fun here at L’Auberge Provencale. We re-created a day of sunny Provence at our Northern Virginia Bed and Breakfast Inn. Provencale fabrics, garden flowers, guests in country casual attire and food from the South of France. Procuring local ingredients and using …
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Buying Local in the Shenandoah Valley

30 years ago we opened L’Auberge Provencale, our bed and breakfast in the Shenandoah Valley. The very first year we were here we had an enormous garden, raised our own piglets and rabbits, and planted our first orchard trees at our Northern Virginia country inn. We bought as much locally as possible, lamb, eggs, and chickens …
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