Blue Chairs in Nice #Nice06 #FrenchRiviera @ToursofNice
Chiara OrlandiExploreProvencal History

The Blue Chair: Symbol of Nice

Like theTour Eiffel of Paris or the Big Ben of London, La chaise bleue has long been considered the symbol of Nice. The iconic chairs, as blue as the rippling Bay of Angels they overlook, are wedged in rows of 20 along the famous Promenade des Anglais. While in winter …

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Abrivado Bandido #ExploreProvence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerCurrent EventsExploreProvencal History

Must See in Provence: Abrivado-Bandido

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: This past weekend, in our small town, there were constant animations of live music, parades, and lots and lots of bull running to celebrate Bastille Day. While visiting Provence, you must see one of these abrivado-bandido events. Before the weekend tall steel barriers were …

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Oppede le Vieux @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreProvencal History

Oppède-le-Vieux Breathtaking Enchantment

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Every visitor to the Vaucluse department of Provence must make the time to visit this raw, rugged, breathtaking jewel of the Luberon. Frozen in time, Oppède-le-Vieux enchants its visitors with its majestic position clinging to the side of the Luberon. …Continue reading here for more on Cheryl’s …

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Escoffier Museum @FibiTee
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A visit to the Escoffier Museum of Culinary Art

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: You don’t have to be a foodie to have heard of Peach Melba, possibly one of the most famous desserts in the world, so it was to the home of the inventor of this delicious dish that I recently went for my weekly museum …

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Saignon #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreProvencal History

Saignon Unspoiled and Stunning Hilltop Village

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The tranquil village of Saignon perched high on a hill above the village of Apt is a quintessential French village. From the cobblestone streets winding their way past colorful shutters, intricate doorways, gorgeous fountains, an ancient lavoir (washhouse) to the rock of Saignon high …

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Malaucene #MontVentoux @ourhouseinprovence
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Malaucène a Gateway to Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by Michel: One of the great things about writing a blog is getting comments on the blog or emails from readers with suggestions for villages to visit or restaurants to try. That is why we headed to Malaucène one morning back in February. …Continue reading here for Michel’s full …

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Pont du Gard #PontduGard @PerfProvence
Caroline LongstaffeExploreProvencal History

Visit Pont du Gard here

Contributor blog post and video by Caroline Longstaff: Standing beneath the golden arches of the Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard, just 6km from Uzès, Languedoc Roussillon, France, it hardly seems possible that this magnificent structure has been here for over 2000 years. Build from local limestone, for 600 years it carried …

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Seguret #RhoneValley @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreProvencal History

Séguret—A Jewel of the Rhône Valley

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The village of Séguret is visually stunning in every way. It’s the prettiest Provençal village I have encountered thus far. It certainly gives my favorite, Joucas, a run for its money. This charming jewel of a village is filled with colorful flowers and crazy charm …

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Saintes Maries de la Mer @bfBlogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExploreProvencal History

Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer Who Knew?

Contributor blog post by Deborah @Barefoot Blogger: Planning a visit to the Camargue to see the white horses? Here’s another stop to add to your list. What I love about living in France is not only the opportunity to travel in this fabulous country, but also the chance to re-learn history. What …

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Fontvieille lavoir #ProvenceHistory Laundry @PerfProvence
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Provencal Laundry all Washed up in France’s Lavoirs

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Water sloshes against the sides of the shallow stone basin of the lavoir as weathered hands vigorously scrub at stubborn stains. Kneeling on their augets washerwomen exchange tidbits of town gossip as they work to brighten their laundry. Before communal lavoirs, washing was done at …

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