Spencer Byles Sculpture A Year in a French Forest
ExplorePhoebe ThomasUnique Experiences

A Year in a French Forest: Magical Forest Art by Spencer Byles

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: In the forest, just down the road, I recently came across something pretty magical. Something unique and intriguing but hidden and secret, and yet open to everyone. You may be lucky and stumble upon this surprising place, but more likely than not, you won’t. Deep …

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Plan-de-Cuques near Marseille
Dorothy GarabedianExplore

Marseille Stories: The last Paysanne of Plan-de-Cuques

Contributor blog post by Dorothy Garabedian: You’re wondering: Where or what is Plan-de-Cuques? Well, it’s a town, or rather a suburb – actually a commune north of Marseille – and it has a few secrets. Plan-de-Cuques is not very old in comparison to other French villages, although abundant archeological evidence indicates …

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Travel Tips French Riviera Monaco Budget
ExploreRebecca Whitlocke

French Riviera Travel Tips 10 Places To Visit In Monaco On A Budget

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Monaco has a reputation as a place of luxury, superyachts and supercars but I’m going to shatter the myth that you need to have lots of money to enjoy Monaco as a tourist. Monaco/Monte Carlo is spread over a lot of hills, so if …

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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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Festival du Rocher #Cotignac @MirabeauWine
Current EventsExploreMirabeau WinesUnique Experiences

Plan to Attend the Festival du Rocher in the Village of Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @MirabeauWine: During our first visit to Cotignac in 2008, our aunty told us about this lovely open-air theatre and cinema in the village and invited us to watch “Slum Dog Millionaire” with them. With all the catching up and our enthusiastic introduction to Provence …

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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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Best French Riviera Museums Musee Matisse Nice
ExploreRebecca Whitlocke

Travel Tips: 10 of the Best Museums on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: The French Riviera has over 40 museums with rich collections often set in picturesque locations overlooking manicured gardens, village squares or the sea. From Belle Époque paintings to modern sculptures, visitors to the region will find enough cultural places of interest to entertain them …

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Exploring Camargue Wildlife
ExplorePhilippe Goninet

A Day in Camargue Discovering the Wildlife and Nature

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Camargue is the name of the area formed by the Rhone river delta starting in Arles when the Rhône river divides in two (small Rhône on the west, large Rhône on the east). Known as the kingdom of bulls and white Camargue horses, it …

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Pont du Gard by Canoe @OurHouseinProvence
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Fun Day on the Gardon River and a Visit by Canoe to Pont du Gard

Contributor blog post by Michel: In the morning we walked across the Pont du Gard and then hiked up the trail to get an “aerial” view. After a light meal consisting of food and drinks from the Canteen at the Pont du Gard visitor center, we headed to Collias for …

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Place d'Albertas Aix-en-Provence by Curious Provence
Ashley TinkerExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Take a Guided Tour of Aix en Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Last Saturday Robin and I took a guided tour of Aix en Provence with Frédéric Paul. A Tour Guide Local with Passion for Sharing History A rising television star and truly passionate about history, Frédéric aims to share insights into the history of his …

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