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Gagner: Enter to win a one-week rental in Provence!


Enter to win a week's stay in this 17th century village house in Provence! See details, below. Your chances of winning are GREAT ! After all, this is not the French lottery. So far the average number of entries for these giveaways is 300, but this could change given today's prize! What will your chances be in this giveaway? A vous de tenter votre chance! 


gagner (gahn-yay)

    : to win; to earn; to gain

gagnant-gagnant = win-win (situation)
gagner sa vie = earn one's living
gagner du temps = to save time
gagner du poids = to gain weight
gagner sur tous les plans = to win on all counts

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Aujourd'hui vous avez la chance de gagner la location d'une maison en Provence pendant une semaineToday you have the chance to win a one-week rental in Provence


It is a great pleasure to announce our biggest giveaway ever: a one-week stay in this charming village home near Aix-en-Provence. Borrowing the first lines of the home's listing, I can tell you this place is unique:

LES BOUGAINVILLIERS, a splendid stone 'Village House', renovated by an imaginative French architect, was once used as a location in a French film...

And a little about its whereabouts...

St. Cannat has the PERFECT location for exploring Provence. You'll be just 15 minutes from Aix and in the center of all the other historic and beautiful places you'll want to visit: Avignon, Arles, St. Remy, Aix, Marseille, Cassis, the villages of the Luberon, St. Tropez, and perhaps on to Nice and Monaco.

For this giveaway, the winner may choose between two calendar periods--both lovely times to stay in Provence!:  August 22 - 29 OR November 7 - 14. 


For your entry to be counted, it needs to appear here, in this comments box (at the French Word-A-Day blog). So come back over here after visiting the rental site, and enter!

Simply tell me which review you liked best. Alternatively, you could tell me which room in the house you liked best. Voilà! CLICK HERE TO ENTER

When you share this post with a friend, using the forward option in your email-- or one of the social media links, below--you are sprinkling bonne chance fairy dust all over your entry! So remember to do as the French do and put all chance on your side (mettre toutes les chances de son côté!).  Share on Facebook, Twitter, and at the water cooler at work.

Note: This giveaway does not include airfare or any other expenses related to traveling to or in France (or anywhere else in the universe). This prize is offered by the homeowner and shall not cause the homeowner or the blogger (moi!) to incur out of pocket expenses apart from the time and effort taken to organize and maintain this giveaway. (Veuillez pardonner--please excuse--my layman's legalease. Wishing you bonne chance!!) 


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New rental in Provence. In the charming village of Sablet--this spacious home is the perfect place to return to after sightseeing, bicycling or hiking. 

Music & Markets Aix Easter Festival Tour, April 4 - live classical music, Provence day trips, and fabulous cuisine and wine.

Picnic with Cynthia

Photo taken last month, in Bandol, during lunch with my friend Cynthia. She produced the most charming picnic I've ever seen! I get the feeling her rental home in St. Cannat is just as stylish, so do check it out and consider staying there! But first--try your chance at winning a free week at this charming and historic home...


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