Orange Place de la Republique #Vaucuse #TravelinProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreWhere the "locals" Go

Travel in Provence Local’s Tips for your visit to Orange

Located a short distance from Avignon (21km) and neighbouring the Rhone Valley vineyards, Orange is an agricultural working town, in the Vaucluse, with a UNESCO World Heritage classification – since 1981. Founded by the Romans in 35BC and the Celtics before them, Orange’s former glory is evidenced by the monumental …

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Cours Mirabeau #AixenProvence #ExploreProvence @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeExploreWhere the "locals" Go

Discover Aix-en-Provence with an expert!

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaff: “Provence appeals to so many because the region offers something for everyone. From sea to sky, from mountains to meadows, from history to contemporary, it is an endless canvas.”  Esteemed writer, Carolyne Kauser-Abbott’s, perspectives about Provence. Visit the stunning city of Aix-en-Provence with her here….. …

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Art in Place Massena @margo_lestz
BooksBoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-AbbottWhere the "locals" Go

Curious Histories of Nice by Margo Lestz

The funny thing about life and travel is that we are often more curious about a new environment than our status-quo location. According to Margo Lestz, “Life in a foreign country is never dull and each day is a new learning experience.” She launched her blog The Curious Rambler in 2012 …

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French Riviera beaches @Fibitee
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TOP 12 favourite beaches on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: The French Riviera, or Côte d’Azur as it’s called in French, is famous (and possibly infamous) for its beaches. There are an enormous variety in the approximately 125 kilometres of coastline between Menton and St Tropez, from pebbles to fine white sand, from long …

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Gout et Voyage #Travel #GroupTours #Provence @goutetvoyage
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour GuidesWhere the "locals" Go

Weekend in the Luberon with Goût et Voyage

Martine Bertin-Peterson is intrepid; she had a window of 90 minutes of “downtime” between her back-to-back tour groups, yet she agreed to meet me for a glass of rosé. Beneath the walls of the immense Palais des Papes, in Avignon, we chatted about her food and wine excursions in Provence. …

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Apricots #CookingClasses #Provence @venisenprovence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreWhere the "locals" Go

Provence Local’s Tips by Chef Giuseppina Mabilia

Italian by birth, Giuseppina Mabilia first visited Provence in 2004, and now she calls the Luberon village of Goult home. The years in between have allowed Giuseppina to establish herself as a private chef in the region, and more recently launch her cooking school Venise en Provence.  Although the geographic distance …

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Avignon Palais des Papes @AvignonGourmetTours # luminescences
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What to do in Avignon in August

Contributor blog post by Aurelie: Aurelie Gilabert, the founder of Avignon Gourmet Tours is an Avignon native, who seamlessly navigates her way between three languages (French, English and Portuguese). She offers guided tours of the papal city with just the right blend of historical information and foodie tidbits – be prepared to sample …

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St Remy #LocalsTips @frenchessence
Restaurant ReviewsTasteVicki ArcherWhere the "locals" Go

“Where To” In Saint Rémy de Provence: #2

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: The most important “where to” in Saint Rémy de Provence is the most difficult to answer. Where to eat? The question everyone wants to know other than, “where to stay”. It doesn’t matter how familiar a place is, restaurants are a tough one to …

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Lacoste #Luberon @AnthonyCraig
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Goult and Lacoste Hidden Gems in the Luberon

After a 45-year business career with some of the largest corporations in the world, Anthony Craig called it quits. It was a milestone moment when he resigned from nine corporate boards, and he and his wife relocated to Provence. Craig is now a published author, his book It’s All About Lunch shares their story of renovations …

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Monaco On a Shoestring @AccessRiviera
ExploreRebecca WhitlockeWhere the "locals" Go

How To Visit Monaco On A Shoestring

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: If I had a euro for every time someone asked me ‘Is Monaco cheap to visit?’ I’d probably be able to buy a penthouse apartment there myself. There’s no doubt about it that Monaco is a destination of legend – luxury everything from hotels …

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