Postcards from a French Road Trip
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Postcards from a French Road Trip

Contributor blog post by Phoebe: Anyone who’s been following this blog for a while will know that we enjoy a good old road trip in our family and go on a long one almost every summer. A few years ago, before I started writing and documenting our travels, we took …

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Ardeche views in France Travel Tips
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Road Trip from Provence: Dipping A Toe in France’s Ardeche

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: This post will most likely make Nutmeg’s Corsican friends angry. Why bother with the hassle of an overnight ferry, crowded beaches and small twisty roads? If you want to feel like you, have experienced a bit of Corsica without leaving the French mainland, plan a …

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A New French Riviera Garden Festival
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A New French Riviera Garden Festival

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The ‘Festival des Jardins de la Cote d’Azur’ looks to be an interesting new venture. It runs every day from 1st April to 1st May in Nice, Cannes, Grasse, Antibes and Menton. There are two sections to this festival. The first will be 10 gardens specially …

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Holiday Retreats in Provence
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Why Should you Consider Women’s Holiday Retreats in Provence

Have you had those moments in life when the jigsaw puzzle starts to fall in place? At 50 plus they  can come thick and fast, that’s if you let them and more importantly, that you believe you deserve them. The beginning of the summer season of 2016 I had one of …

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Aix en Provence 2CV Experience Mont Saint Victoire
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreUnique Experiences

Enjoy a 2CV Driving Experience in Aix-en-Provence + Reader Discount

The Citroën 2CV car with its roll-top roof is one of the classic images of France, almost as iconic as a Frenchman wearing a beret and carrying a baguette. Between 1948 and 1990, Citroën produced 3.8 million 2CV, also known as the “deux chevaux” (two horsepower). The car was designed …

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Tourrettes-sur-Loup The City of Violets in Provence
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup: Provence’s City of Violets

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The thrill of discovering new villages with the expectation that the next one will be more charming than the last is why my early trips to France entailed a five-page list of villages in alphabetical order to see.The sight of this list would often …

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French Foreign Legion Historical Image
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The French Foreign Legion from Hollywood to Aubagne to Paris

Contributor blog post by Jerry Clark @Modern Trobadors: It’s Academy Award season, and as it was with me a year ago when I wrote of Marcel Pagnol, I am drawn back to Provence, in fact to his hometown of Aubagne. On this occasion it began last fall when I was …

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Musee Bonnard
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Musée Bonnard – so much activity!

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Pierre Bonnard loved his home at Le Cannet – he painted his wife Marthe in the bath, the cats in the dining room, the splendid colours of his garden and naturally his view of the sparkling Mediterranean. Le Cannet now has the world’s only museum dedicated …

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Exploring Provence architecture
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Painted Shutters and the Relaxed Architecture of Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: There is something so wonderful about French buildings and all too often we miss seeing them as we hurry past or simply focus on everything at eye-level. In the past I’ve probably been one of the worst, focusing on just cramming as many of …

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Promenade des Anglais Nice Art Sculptures
ExploreRebecca Whitlocke

An Artist’s Journey in Nice a Guest Blog

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Today’s guest blog is from Erick Sabelskjold, the Managing Director of a Nice-based fine art agency, Sabelskjold Art Agency. I would like to thank and acknowledge Erick’s input in writing this blog article and sharing some of his favorite places to enjoy art in Nice …

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