Village Banon Cross Alpes Haute Provence
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Goat Cheese and fast dogs in the Village of Banon

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Check out the Luberon views high up on the hill in the village of Banon. It is a great place for a hike or lunch, and  home to the fastest dog in France, Dabir a Saluki. If you are lucky enough to be there in lavender …

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Nimes Maison Carre @bfblogger2015
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Why Nimes is a “Must See” for Roman History Lovers

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: France has so many amazing places to visit it’s hard to decide where to start. If you’re a Roman history buff, you must visit Nimes. It’s a city where you can see, touch and experience life in France during the days of the Roman …

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Bargemon landscape #Var @AccessRiviera
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French Riviera Weekend Wanderlust: Bargemon

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Bargemon, located in the hinterland of the Var department was a pleasant weekend getaway for myself and my partner and a town that we will definitely return to as the area allowed a nice change of scenery away from the coast. Fortified in AD …

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Vincent Van Gogh Statue St Remy
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Revisiting Van Gogh a Driving Tour in Provence

Contributor blog post by Deborah @Barefoot Blogger: This post is republished from the early Barefoot Blogger archives a road trip through Provence with stops in some of the places where Vincent Van Gogh once painted. For those of you who have not followed the early adventures of the Barefoot Blogger, you will be introduced to …

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Abbaye du Thoronet @PerfProvence
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Must See Treasures of the Var

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Looking for things to see or do while you are in the Var? Here, are a few not-to-be-missed sites: The Thoronet in the Var one of three Cistercian abbeys in Provence. L’Abbaye du Thoronet was classified as a French historical monument in 1840. Restoration work started the year after and still continues today. …

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Lyon road trip @CuriousProvence
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Impressions, Facts and Things to do in Lyon (other than eat)

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: So we’re currently lying on the couch holding our bellies after we have been testing their limits all weekend in France’s gastronomic capital. Lyon is a city full of surprises and delicious specialties. I wasn’t expecting the buildings to be so colourful. As it’s …

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Uzes Duchy #Uzes @PerfProvence
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A Day in Uzes and a Chateau for Sale

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It takes just under 2 hours to get to Uzes from Aix and is well worth the visit. It’s a charming little town (pop. just over 8,000) which is unspoiled by modern developments. And it has a terrific Saturday market. So what is there to …

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@CovoitureArt @AccessRiviera
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Carpool to a château or art gallery? Why not! Covoiture-Art

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Now, having no car or adversity to using public transport is a thing of the past if you desire to visit art galleries, museums or historical places of interest throughout France – welcome to the concept of Covoiture-Art! We’ve all seen car sharing sites …

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2CV experience #Rentals #Provence @PerfProvence
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Looking for Day Trip Ideas in Provence

Let us share some ideas on how to keep busy in Provence. Read about how Sassafras and Nutmeg spent their week in Provence. They enjoyed vineyards, a stop at St. Remy’s market, a bike ride along the Gorges de la Nesque, lunch in the village of Monieux and a other memorable …

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Street to center of old Uzès #Uzes @OurHouseinProvence
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Return to Uzès, the first Duché of France

Contributor blog post by Michel: There are towns and villages we happily visit time and again which is good because our friends are getting to know the Vaucluse and surrounding area almost as well as we do. So it was an easy decision last fall to drive to Uzès; we love …

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