Blue Coast Trail Grotte de la Marine
Active ProvenceExploreGirl Gone Gallic

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
Active ProvenceExploreGirl Gone Gallic

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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Biking Provence Maussane Alpilles Ride
Active ProvenceExploreKeith Van Sickle

Biking Routes in Provence: Riding from Maussane-les-Alpilles to Eygalières

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle: Val and I are back in France for the spring, in St-Rémy-de-Provence. One of the things we enjoy most about this area is the biking. St-Rémy is right next to the Alpilles, a low mountain range with rocky outcroppings. Well, to call the …

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Luberon Cycling Routes
Active ProvenceExploreJulie Whitmarsh

Provence’s Luberon is Great for Cycling in all the Seasons

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: What we’ve realised since we bought the house this time last year is that there is no really bad time to cycle in Provence. Yes Summer is hot, but speaking as a‘mad dog’ I’m very happy to go out in the mid-day sun and …

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Cycling Nice Velo Bleu
Active ProvenceExplorePhoebe Thomas

Try Cycling in Nice by Using a Vélo Bleu

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Cycling along the seafront, along the splendid Promenade des Anglais in Nice, looking out across the dazzling azure sea, is one of our favourite family activities. No longer do we have to faff around fixing the bike rack to the car to load up …

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Mont Ventoux Sign
Active ProvenceAixcentricExplore

What Happened to the Famous Sign at the Top of Mont Ventoux?

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: According to le Fils Aixcentric who cycles up there regularly, the Mont Ventoux sign has been taken before, and has been replaced, each time with different heights recorded.  The most recent height (see the photo) of 1911m …Continue reading here to find out about the “Ventouman” who has …

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Travel Tips for Free Family Fun in Nice France
Active ProvenceExplorePhoebe Thomas

Travel Tips for Free Family Fun in Nice France

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: I’ve recently had the pleasure of writing a guest post for one of my favourite travel blogs, The World is a Book all about free things to do in Nice with children as part of a series of free things to do in cities all …

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Mont Ventoux Cyclists
Active ProvenceCheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Riding Mont Ventoux “I’m Never Doing This Again!”

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: As I waited with anticipation at an ancient fountain in the village of Bédoin for my husband to complete his third ride of Mont Ventoux, I spotted him. Anxiously, I asked, “How did it go?” Grinning but determined, he said, “I’m never doing this …

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Cycling in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
Active ProvenceExploreJulie Whitmarsh

Cycling in Provence – Through the Vineyards of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: When I packed my cycle kit to come over this time I put in enough layers to keep me warm in the expected arctic temperatures, hoping to snatch a few precious moments out on the bike before dashing home to thaw out in front …

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Saint Saturnin View by VaucluseDreamer
Active ProvenceExploreJulie Whitmarsh

A Colourful Circular Winter Walk In Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I’ve mentioned before that Winter is a great time to visit Provence – of course it can be very cold, thanks to the clear night skies and subsequent frosts, but the days can be stunning with bright blue skies, little or no breeze and …

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