San Quentin la Poterie
Barefoot BloggerExploreRoad Trip Ideas

Oh La La! Visit San Quentin la Poterie and its Pottery

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Imagine a little village in the south of France where the main industries are farming and pottery. Can you think of a place that is more “down to earth?” (Pun intended!) Friday is market day in San Quentin la Poterie. It’s only a few …

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Secret French Riviera Local's Tips
ExploreRebecca WhitlockeWhere the "locals" Go

Secret French Riviera Local’s Tips: Hidden Spots Worth A Visit

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: When you live somewhere, you are privy to local tips and things that you learn about your home town or region that tourists perhaps don’t see or aren’t aware of. Yes, TripAdvisor and tourist offices can be great sources of information but if you …

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Pernes les Fontaines Fountains
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreProvencal History

Pernes les Fontaines Spend an Afternoon Touring the Fountains

It felt like we were on a treasure hunt. Armed with a map, and aided by a few directional markers our goal was to see all 40 fountains scattered inside the old defensive walls of Pernes le Fontaines. A visit to the village of Pernes les Fontaines, in the Vaucluse, …

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Saint-Paul-de-Mausole
ExploreOur House in ProvenceProvencal History

Vincent Van Gogh at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, many of them in the last two years …

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Beautiful Sete views Tourisme Sete
Barefoot BloggerExploreRoad Trip Ideas

Visit the Sea in Beautiful Sete on Your Next Provence Road Trip

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: If you have a chance to take a trip and don’t really care where you go, just put your finger on a spot on a map. Then go there. That’s pretty much how I decided to visit Sete (pronounced “set”). A little bit Venice, …

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Provence Summer Cool Down Gorges du Toulourenc
Active ProvenceExploreJulie Whitmarsh

Discover 3 Wet Places to Cool Down in Provence this Summer

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: It’s nearly 9pm and it’s still around 30 degrees on the terrace this evening. The weather over the last couple of weeks has been bizarre, ranging from the day I got in the car at Uzès to see the display reading 47degrees to a week …

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Purple Lavender Luberon Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Where to See a Sea of Purple Lavender in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The words lavender and Provence are synonymous. Yes, lavender embodies the very essence of Provence. Isn’t it true that when one imagines Provence, it’s fields of lavender as far as the eye can see that come to mind? Sunflowers too? Yet, the lavender season is …

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August Events Marche-Potier-Mouries
Ashley TinkerCurrent EventsExplore

August Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: This is the month where just about the whole of Northern France descends onto the beaches of the Côte d’Azur. On the radio, they announce “black weekends” which signify lots of Parisians heading south causing a rather lot of traffic. Everyone is finally on …

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Cycling Gorge de la Nesque
Active ProvenceDavid & Karen TaylorExplore

A Cyclists Dream Riding Gorge de la Nesque

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Weather you wish to drive round or cycle the Gorge de la Nesque traces the south facing slope of Mont Ventoux. It is quite spectacular with a diverse landscape of forest and rocks with stunning views. I cycled from home taking the D943 in the …

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Aix-en-Provence la Rotonde Fountain
ExploreOur House in Provence

Visit to Aix-en-Provence, City of a Thousand Fountains

Contributor blog post by Michel: As I have written previously, one of our favorite towns is Aix-en-Provence. The capital of Provence in the middle ages, it is located about one hour and 15 minutes from our home in Sablet.Cousin Annick lives in a nearby village. One morning a few months …

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