France en Velo Cover #Biking #Provence @Franceenvelo
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France en Velo In the tracks of Le Tour de France

Here is another Provence biking route from Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh the authors of France en Vélo – The Ultimate Cycle Journey From Channel to Med – St-Malo to Nice. Sault to Forcalquier 33 miles/53 kms Le Tour de France visits Provence most years, often with Mont Ventoux as …

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collection-loft Atelier Romain Bernex #Provence #ceramics
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Gorgeous Ceramics by Artisans at Atelier Romain Bernex

In 1998, Marie Pierre and Cyrille Huyghues Despointes started Atelier Romain Bernex.  They had a common vision to open their ceramics studio. The slightly crazy concept was triggered one spring evening by the light of a glowing ceramic kiln. Marie Pierre and Cyrille brought to the project passion for creation …

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Domaine de la Verriere #Provence #Wines @ExtremeWineCB
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Looking for a Provence Boot Camp Try Extreme Wine

Serious athletes often push their physical boundaries to new extremes; climbing higher mountains, running longer distances, or entering Navy Seal inspired team-relays on muddy courses… Now, serious wine buffs can compete too! Connoisseurs who are looking to close their personal “wine gap” by moving beyond buying familiar labels and ‘trusted’ …

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Walking in Provence East #Provence #Hiking
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Two Guidebooks for Walking in Provence

Fancy a walk through lavender fields? Do you want to get away from the crowds on the coast? Did you know there are 60 kinds of orchids in one national park? In two recently published guidebooks Walking in Provence East and Walking in Provence West by author Janette Norton, you …

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Croix de Fer #Provence
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Discover Taste Relax Philippe Goninet Shares His Perfectly Provence

Philippe Goninet might be slightly biased, but according to this Provence tour guide read more here. “St Remy is the place I always recommend as a base for visitors.” Here are his top tips for a visit to Provence.  #Discover Stroll around the village and discover its hidden gems in …

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#Provence Patricia Sands Author @patricia_sands Cote d'Azur
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Womens Travel Network Promenade en Provence

Author Patricia Sands has distinct memories of Provence from her days as a backpacker in 1967. She told me that she and a friend were travelling around on Eurail passes and meeting new friends as they camped and hiked the sentiers of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. Those joyful images …

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Jill Steenhuis at Easel Cassis #Artist #Provence
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Cezanne’s Provence Painted by Artist Jill Steenhuis Part 1

Jill Steenhuis is an American artist who has lived just outside of Aix-en-Provence for 30 years. Jill paints en plein air (outside) the way Cezanne did much of his work. Inspired by this master painter and one of very few artists with access to Château Noir Jill agreed to share …

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Taking Root in Provence Book cover #Provence #Books
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat LivingProvencal History

Christmas in Provence

Dutch-born Anne-Marie Simons is a traveller. She studied in Paris, worked in Brussels and then moved to the United States where for a long time she worked only to support her travel-bug. Today, Anne-Marie and her husband Oscar reside in Aix-en-Provence where she continues to hone her writing. The following …

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Philippe Goninet
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Philippe Goninet St Remy’s Tourism Foodie

They had all booked a week exploring Provence – a dream trip! Now, these 10 adults are seated in a slightly warm mini-van – some of the group swoons over the lavender fields and others love Van Gogh, some are early risers and others are always late. Meet Philippe Goninet …

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#Provence Patricia Sands Author @patricia_sands #Sunflowers
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Patricia Sands Reveals The Promise of Provence

It all started with a backpacking trip to France in 1967. Patricia Sands spent her 21st year travelling and working in Europe, taking in the sights with her peers. After those 12-months, she was hooked on travel and unaware of the promises that Provence held in her future. Life moved …

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