Provence Cote Bleue
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Provence’s Beautiful Calanques of the Côte Bleue

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: The Calanques of the Côte Bleue, those fjord-like inlets carved into bright white limestone, are part of the lesser known stretch of coastline located west of Marseille in the protected “Parc Régional Marin de la Côte Bleue”.  The region is called the “Côte …

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Provence Poppy Field View @keith_vansickle
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Travel Tips for Provence a Starter Kit

Contributor blog post by Keith Sickle: Thinking of visiting Provence, the land of glorious lavender fields and charming hilltop villages?  Good for you! But planning a trip to a new destination can be challenging. Where do you begin? What you need is a Provence Starter Kit!  And here it is. …

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Cannes Film Festival
Current EventsExploreRebecca Whitlocke

The 70th Cannes Film Festival 2017 and 75th Monaco F1 Grand Prix

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera; Next month, two of the most exciting events on the French Riviera are set to thrill worldwide media – the 70th Cannes Film Festival 2017, and the 75th race of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix. Hosted in the second half of May, these are …

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May 1st in Provence @CuriousProvence
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May 1st in Provence: Arlésiennes et Gardians

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Le Fête des Gardians is the annual festival in Arles celebrating the lifestyle and traditions of the gardians (basically the French version of cowboys that rear bulls for delicious daube provençal). There’s an enormous parade, blessings of the animals, a queen is elected and …

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Historical Marseille Photos Vieux Port
AixcentricExploreProvencal History

Discover Historical Marseille – What Lies Beneath Ground?

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The tourists sitting in the sun outside cafés in the Place aux Huiles and the Cours Estienne d’Orves probably don’t realise that they are perched above an ancient system of canals that dates back at least to Roman times. I am indebted to the website …

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Room in Chateau Lourmarin
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Why You Should Take a Tour of the Chateau Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaff: Last time I told you about Provence’s first Renaissance château, the Lourmarin Château and promised that next time we would peek inside. Here you will find a fascinating and sometimes quite surprising, eclectic collection of treasures, thanks to the legacy of its last private owner, Robert …

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Paul Rebeyrolle at Musee Estrine Saint Remy
Current EventsExplorePhilippe Goninet

Exhibition Paul Rebeyrolle at Musée Estrine Saint Remy de Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Yesterday was the opening of the new exhibition at Musée Estrine in Saint Rémy. Curator Elisa Farran was so happy to share Paul Rebeyrolle’s work since it was on her bucket list since she joined the museum 10 years ago and today her dream comes …

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Navette Services Vieux Port Marseille
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Navette Services from Vieux Port in Marseille this Summer

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The summer services for the navettes (ferries) which go from the Vieux Port down to Point Rouge or along to L’Estaque and back will start on Saturday 29th April until 1st October. Cost still 5€ each way. If you haven’t tried these short journeys, they …

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Jean Moulin in Provence History of the Resistance @PerfProvence
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Discover the Women of the French Resistance in the Alpilles

There was a very interesting talk in St.-Rémy-de-Provence the other night, about women in the French Resistance.  It focused particular attention on St.-Rémy, where I live part of the year. The talk was organized by the local historical society and featured two historians who specialize in the subject.  The event …

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Perfectly Provence this week
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Discover the Perfectly Provence Contributors

Perfectly Provence is the name of this website; it is also a community of over 40 contributors each of whom has a personal connection to the region. The list includes expats who have chosen to make the South of France their home: Phoebe Thomas who writes about travel with kids, …

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