Carrières de Lumières
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Art and Music at Carrières de Lumières and a Walk-Around Les Baux de Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: Les Baux de Provence is a picturesque village about 75 km southwest of Sablet. The village sits in a spectacular site on a rocky outcrop with ancient houses and a ruined castle perched on top of the village overlooking the plains to the south. Within …

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St Remy Local Secrets Parking
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St Remy Local Secrets Where to Find Parking

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle: The Wednesday morning market in St.-Rémy is one of the best in Provence. And it is very popular, which makes parking a challenge. There are a few spots available in the pay lots and on the street, but they tend to fill up …

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Gallic Rooster France
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Discover the Curious History of the Gallic Rooster of France

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Many nations are represented by the symbol of an animal. Normally, they choose one whose characteristics reflect those of the country: The United Kingdom chose the brave lion and the United States claims the majestic bald eagle. What animal do you think represents France? … The barnyard rooster. …Continue reading …

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July Events Provence
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July Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Juillet/July Events in Provence 2017 It’s full summer here in Provence. The cigales are singing (quite loudly I must say!) and the sunflowers and lavender are in full bloom. The ballet (or science?) of knowing when to open and close your shutters has been mastered for all …

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Gordes Colours of Provence
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A Treat for the Eyes: The Colours of Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Let me start by saying that my husband & I both hate grey! It’s a colour that we’ve never really got on with …… I’m sorry as I know lots of people love it when the skies are a monochrome slab of grey cloud, …

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Roussillon Luberon
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Roussillon the Most Colorful Village in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Michel: I don’t think we’ve ever gone to Provence without going to Roussillon a village in the Luberon about 35 miles southeast of Sablet, and we certainly were going to make sure neighbors Bob, Darlene, Ed and Gwen got there. We love the colorful houses in Roussillon, …

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Antibes Doors Windows
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Falling in Love with the Doors and Windows of Antibes

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: I was so impressed by the doors and windows of Antibes I couldn’t wait to show you! While organising photos from my recent trip to Antibes, I was so excited I just HAD to show you the photos of just the doors and windows. …

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Parc de la Torse
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In Praise of Parc de la Torse in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It’s hard to believe but that Parc de la Torse is just a 10 minute walk from the Cours Mirabeau. The Torse park is a wonderful natural area which follows the little river from the route de Cézanne down to the route de Nice. There are …

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Bonnieux Luberon
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Why I am Crazy About Bonnieux in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: I must admit, at first I wasn’t crazy about the village of Bonnieux. I thought it was a little too busy, a little rougher around the edges than some of my favorites in Provence. But after staying two weeks just below the village, I …

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Visiting Antibes French Riviera
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Visiting Antibes Again? The French Riviera Just Gets Better

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Last summer was the first time I visited Antibes. Afterwards I realized how much I love the place and I started scheming how to return. Thanks to author-friend Patricia Sands, I had the perfect excuse. She invited me to come back to play! …Continue reading …

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