Beaucaire history Gard
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Beaucaire in the Gard Visions of a Different Era in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Beaucaire is a small town in the Gard department, located on the banks of the Rhône River and the start of the Rhône-Sète canal. The name Beaucaire means beautiful stone. There is evidence of a Gallo-Roman settlement in this hilly area as early as 11 BC. …

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Sommières Brocante
ExploreJulie WhitmarshRoad Trip Ideas

Provence Getaway: A Night Away and a Visit to the Sommières Brocante

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: The last couple of days have been a bit of a whirl, which culminated on Friday in me driving my eldest across to the beautiful Gorges du Tarn, where he is doing a month’s ‘Work Away’ at a small bike-hire company Mellow Vélos. The …

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Vaucluse Cycle Provence
Active ProvenceExploreJulie Whitmarsh

A Vaucluse Cycle the Perfect Way to Awaken the Senses in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Having arrived late on Monday night after a particularly stressful trip down I woke early yesterday and simply sat on the terrace like a lizard, being warmed by the sun, at the start of what was destined to be another stunning day. Yes there …

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Yacht Charter French Riviera Dolphins Whales
ExploreRebecca WhitlockeUnique Experiences

The Best Places to Spot Dolphins, Whales and Turtles in the Mediterranean 

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Discover the Mediterranean hot spots for dolphin and whale watching. Find out where you can see turtles swimming in the wild and maybe even join them. Nature lovers will enjoy a Mediterranean yacht charter for the stunning scenery, but during the summer season there …

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Gout et Voyage Tours Provence Wine Tasting
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Gout et Voyage Tours a Chance to Experience the Flavours of Provence

Martine Bertin-Peterson tells me she discovered her first grey hair in Provence, while leading a group of twenty 16-18-year-olds during their six-week stay in the region. Some 30 years and many travel stories later, Provence still holds a gravitational pull for Martine, whose first of five languages is French. Goût …

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Road Trip Lyon Rhone River
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreRoad Trip Ideas

Provence Getaway: Why take a Road (Train or Boat) Trip to Lyon

One could say that Lyon is at the intersections of France. After Paris and Marseille, Lyon is France’s third largest city. Located almost in the centre of the country, the drive from Marseille to takes a little over 3 hours and 4.5 from Paris. However, on the train (TGV), from …

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Joutes provençales
ExploreRebecca WhitlockeUnique Experiences

Joutes Provençales at Vieux Port in Cannes

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Hosted at Vieux Port in Cannes, this summer families can enjoy free events that demonstrate the old tradition of provençale joutes. Cannes : History of the Joutes Provençales Joutes provençales originate from the Egyptian era; fishermen from the French Riviera originally set up a …

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Aix-en-Provence Caumont Centre d'Art Sisley
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Aix: Sisley the Impressionist at Caumont Centre d’Art

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Sixty paintings by Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) went on show June 10th in Aix at the Caumont Centre d’Art’s summer show. The painter, was born to English parents in Paris, hasn’t been the subject of a retrospective since 2002. Forty per cent of this show includes paintings from private collections not …

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UNESCO France
ExplorePhoebe Thomas

20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France to visit

Contributor blog post by Phoebe: Exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites has become something of a trend in our family over the past few years. It’s something I’ve always done, albeit sometimes without realising, particularly when much younger, but now it’s something we actively seek out when travelling. These sites have …

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Lavender Fields #ExploreProvence @OurhouseinProvence
ExploreOur House in Provence

Enjoying the Lavender fields in Vaucluse and nearby Drôme Provençale

Contributor blog post by Michel: It’s a toss up between coquelicots (red poppies) and lavender but probably no other scent or sight says Provence better than the pungent aroma of a purple field of lavender growing in mounded rows under a brilliant blue summer sky. We were lucky that it …

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