Blue Coast Trail Grotte de la Marine
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Another Option for Hiking Provence’s Blue Coast Trail Starting in La Redonne

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic Here are some very thorough directions (with pictures) for those of us with directional disabilities to help you hike Provence’s Côte Bleue – Blue Coast Trail – without walking in circles trying to find that elusive trail head.  Trail markers are rare here, …

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Hiking Provence’s Beautiful Côte Bleue
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Options for Hiking Provence’s Beautiful Côte Bleue

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: I always feel so lucky to live in a region with endless choices for hiking and exploring!  As recently as mid-February I was hiking along the Côte Bleue near Marseille thoroughly enjoying the sunshine… Jealous aren’t you? Much of the Côte Bleue trail …

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French Fashion What’s Up with Those Blue and White Stripes

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Friday Fun Facts – La Marinière Did you know? Those blue and white stripes found on the iconic French Sailor’s shirts known as “la Marinière” follow very strict laws. The French Sailor’s shirt composition MUST follow these exacting rules: “The body is to …

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Provence’s Beautiful Calanques of the Côte Bleue

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: The Calanques of the Côte Bleue, those fjord-like inlets carved into bright white limestone, are part of the lesser known stretch of coastline located west of Marseille in the protected “Parc Régional Marin de la Côte Bleue”.  The region is called the “Côte …

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Photos from the Mimosa Route in Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: You are my sunshine, my only sunshine… This weekend should be perfect weather to explore the Mimosa Forests around Tanneron! The full driving itinerary can be found here at “GGG’s Route du Mimosa Itinerary”. Sunshine and blues skies may not have been there …

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Friday Fun Facts – Random Bits of French Knowledge

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: How to become a master of mostly useless French knowledge! Looking to impress your friends? Make your next date think you are smarter than you are? Want to appear more interesting at parties? Dazzle your friends, neighbors, and co-workers with extremely useless random …

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Scenic Driving Route du Mimosa Itinerary

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Le soleil en hiver… Get ready for a real treat! This scenic driving route offers a sublime landscape with quaint villages, golden blooms, climbing mountaintops, green valleys, and a beautiful coastline. All set to bright skies (hopefully), the deep blue sea, and a backdrop …

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Mimosas in flower signs of spring in Provence @GirlGoneGallic
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Winter Blues? Bring a little Cote d’Azur sunshine into your life!

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Explore Provence’s scenic “Route du Mimosa”! Grey skies getting you down? Ain’t no sunshine? What could be better to brighten even the darkest dreariest winter day than 130km (80 miles) of bursting scented golden poofs? So much better than popping Vitamin D pills or …

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Friday Fun Facts 4 – Did you know? The Guillotine in France

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: The last execution by Guillotine in France happened not so long ago. Over 200 years ago, the French discovered and adopted the Guillotine. The Guillotine was designed by the surgeon Antoine Louis inspired by devices found in Italy. Dr. Louis perfected his new …

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Living in France It’s Shopping Time – C’est Les Soldes!

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Friday Fun Facts: Did you know this about France? For a period of six weeks in the winter and again in spring, France’s retailers put their lingering unsold stock on sale for the savvy to pick up at serious discounts. From Wednesday January …

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