#Lavender l'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque #Provence @ShutrsSunflowrs
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Provence Travel Tips from Caroline Longstaffe

Recently, we introduced you to Shutters and Sunflowers, a blog about the Provencal landscape and many other things that inspire Caroline Longstaffe to write. Please read the full story here. The Longstaffe family lived in Provence for about 18 months in 2012-13 and were smitten. We asked Caroline if she …

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Weekend Wanderlust #ProvenceTravel @AccessRiviera
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Weekend Wanderlust on the Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Wanderlust (noun): A strong desire or impulse to travel. I spend so much time writing about the French Riviera that I neglect to share other great travel journeys I’ve experienced. Such as sharing a barbecue lunch on a tropical atoll in Aitutaki, trekking through …

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Saturday Market in Pezenas, France

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: As you know by now, market day is my favorite time to visit new places in France. Saturday Market in Uzes is a hard act to follow. Pezenas isn’t far behind. One of the “most beautiful towns” in Languedoc Pezenas, which is considered to …

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Barrage de Malpasset Frejus #Malpasset #Frejus #Provence @PerfProvence
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3 Must-do Adventures in Provence

With its sobering history the story of the incredible Malpasset Dam that ruptured on December 2, 1959 killing 421 is definitely worth a visit if you are near Fréjus. For a relaxing drive through an uncrowded part of Provence the Vallee de Jabron in Haute Provence has stunning vistas with …

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Peillon village #Nice #France @FibiTee
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13 of the best hill villages near Nice

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: The Alpes-Maritimes department in south-east France, including the world famous Côte d’Azur, is home to several hundred medieval hill villages, fortified towns and ruined iron age camps and many are close to Nice.  The “villages perchés” vary from little more than a pile of …

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Cassis #Provence @PerfProvence
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A Sea-side Lunch in Cassis

Cassis is located just east of Marseille and is very famous for the adjacent large towering white cliffs.  The cliffs are equally stunning as those found along the English Chanel in Normandy. There are beautiful inlets called les Calanques that are accessible mostly by boat, or in some cases by …

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Chateauneuf du Pape #RhoneWines @bfblogger2015
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36 Hours of Wine and Roses in Provence

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: If the Barefoot Blogger didn’t live so close to Provence, I’d stress about where to go and what to see if I had only 36 hours to visit. Cousin Judy from Arizona spent two weeks with me this summer giving me a chance to …

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A Day at the Beach in Sete: That’s Life!

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: There’s something about the air, the sand, the attitude of the people around you at the beach that’s fun and carefree. I’ve felt that way since I was a teenager spending days on the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now, instead of …

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Shopping road trip to #Nimes @bfblogger2015
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An Insider’s Guide to Shopping in Nimes

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine Last week the Barefoot Blogger took a shopping trip into Nimes, the closest “big city” near Uzes. I had curtains on my mind. As much as I try, there’s always something I think will make my apartment in Uzes even better. This time I’m …

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Sestri Levanti Liguria #Liguria #Italy @RivieraGrape
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Liguria Like a Local: Sestri Levante

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie To me, Liguria splits in two at Genoa. West of which, along the coastal stretch known as the Riviera Ligure di Ponente (the coast of the setting sun), is easily accessible by day trip from Nice and more than familiar. Head east of Genoa, …

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