Heritage Trail in Juan les Pins @AccessRiviera
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Heritage Trail in Juan les Pins

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: The French Riviera has some amazing old buildings ranging from palace hotels along the Croisette in Cannes, to Belle Époque mansions in Cap Ferrat and Art Deco apartments lining the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. For a while now, I’ve been intending to look …

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Calanque Cassis #Provence @privateprovence
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Re-Energize Provence

The following guest post is by American-expat Emily Durand who runs a company called Your Private Provence a bi-lingual guide and travel planner. The following is her post on why Provence is the place to go to get re-energized. XXXXXXXX An outdoor café, a pastis, the sun on my face and a …

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Jill Douglas artist painting @AtelierFourwinds
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Painting Workshops in Provence with Jill Douglas

Depending on your perspective the tiny village of Aureille, on the southern slopes of the Alpilles, is either old-school Provence at its best or way too sleepy. If this part of Provence were America’s wild west, Aureille might be described as a “one horse town.” There are two main roads, …

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Pool Mas des Avelines @OlivesVines
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Escapes in the Olives and Vines of Provence

A summertime escape to the Cote d’Azur from the French Alps. Heavenly! One might be tempted to describe the combination of a villa near Bandol, in Provence, and a home in the French mountain resort of Val d’Isère as the “the best of both worlds.” In 2010, Su Stephens and …

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Joel Durand Chocolate #StRemy #TastesofProvence @PhilipRemDePro
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Saint Remy de Provence: What’s new 2016

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Saint Remy is alive again… After a relaxing winter, recharging my batteries, I am now ready for the new season and will share some of my new finds with you….Easter week end is traditionally the season  kick off ! All hotels and shops are …

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Painting Trips in Provence @TessaBaker
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At the Easel Painting Trips in Provence with Tessa Baker

Lorgues is located in the middle of wineries and fields of olive trees. It is in the center of the department of the Var between the Mediterranean Sea and the Gorges du Verdon. Source: Wikipedia Based on that description, it might be difficult to think of a more idyllic location …

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Laurianne @toctocMarseille
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Holiday Planning and Guided Tours in Marseille

As France’s second largest city after Paris, Marseille appears overwhelming with well over 1 million people in the greater metropolitan area (1,831,500 January 2011 census). Marseille has been a port city since 600BC when the Greeks established a trading base in this location. Positioned on the Mediterranean Marseille has long …

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Perfectly Provence Window #Provence
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Touring the World with Untours Travel

Are you interested in independent travel, but don’t want to do all of the required work like research and planning? An “Untour” may work for you. Read what Untours clients can expect, if Untours are suite for couples or families and much more at Ginger and Nutmeg’s blog, on Touring …

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Gorges du Verdon lavender tour #MoustiersStMarie @GetawayProvence
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Provence Getaway Gorges du Verdon and Beyond

After several centuries, cascades of turquoise water carved a 20km limestone canyon known as the Gorges du Verdon, which became part of the protected Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon in 1997. The Verdon River flows 166km from its source in the Alps to Lac St Croix engraving the sheer rock …

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Gigondas Village #Vaucluse #CoteduRhone @PerfProvence
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Exploring with Provence Authentic Tours

Jessica and Elodie are celebrating an anniversary, these tourism graduates launched their travel agency Provence Authentic one year ago, in January 2015. Originally from Lyon Jessica has lived in Provence for a decade and Elodie is local, she was born in Carpentras only 15kms away from their headquarters in Vacqueyras. …

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