Dusting of snow on the tops of the hills near Lyon
Current EventsExploreJulie Whitmarsh

Take a Mid-Winter break in Provence 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: There is something about arriving in the Vaucluse that just makes the stress slip from our shoulders and today’s arrival in the depths of winter was no different. Travelling at this time of year is a little bit more complicated than during the summer …

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Quirin Mayer artist
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Latest Exhibition at Marseille’s Musée Regards de Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Musée Regards de Provence in Marseille is a delightful gallery celebrates local artists who are very often new to me and so a visit is quite an adventure of discovery. The latest expo is dedicated to designer, painter and sculptor Quirin Mayer (1927 – ) …

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Route de Mimosa Itinerary @Girlgonegallic
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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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Vivian Maier photos
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Vivian Maier Photography in L’Isle sur la Sorgue

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: In 2007, John Maloof, a local historian in Chicago, came across some boxes of photos and negatives depicting Chicago in the 60’s at an auction house. Unable to get a thorough look at its contents, he took a gamble and purchased the box for around …

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Menton citron @AccessRiviera
Current EventsExploreRebecca Whitlocke

4 Fabulous February Festivals on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: #1 Nice Carnival, Nice | 11 February – 25 February 2017 One of the world’s biggest carnivals, the 2017 theme for this annual event is ‘King of the Energy’. Fabulous flower battles, parades with floats and costumed actors and animations ensure a family-friendly event …

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Mimosa in February @CuriousProvence
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February Events in Provence: Mimosa and Sea Urchins

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Despite it being February, the coast of France bordering on the Mediterranean becomes bright yellow during this time of year. Acacia dealbata. Or, known in the florist trade as Mimosa. If you’ve never seen this growing in the wild, now is your chance. This spectacular …

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Menton fete du citron lemons on the Riviera @AccessRiviera
Current EventsExploreRebecca Whitlocke

Fête du Citron 2017: Bringing ‘Broadway’ to Menton’s Lemon Festival

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: We have bid farewell to 2016 and I am looking forward to what 2017 brings! For visitors to the French Riviera, February is an excellent month to visit because there are many interesting festivals and public events happening. One of my favourite festivals because …

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Paul Ricard The Formula 1 track in Provence @Aixcentric
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The Formula 1 returns to Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: …but we have to wait until 2018. The rumours were finally confirmed December 5th that the Paul Ricard circuit would be holding the event. It’s the first time the Grand Prix has been held in France since 2008, when it was last hosted at Magny-Cours …

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Two New Art Exhibitions in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: December 3rd was the launch of a show of illustrations by the amazingly talented René Gruau who worked for major fashion and style publications during his long and creative life. There was a big expo of his work in London a couple of years ago and …

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