Locals Tip St Remy #StRemy @frenchessence
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“Where To” In Saint Rémy de Provence #1

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE IS A SMALL TOWN FULL OF SURPRISES. It is a town small enough to feel like a village but large enough to have everything and more. My first visit in 1995 set in motion a whole new life. Simply, I fell …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreWhere the "locals" Go

24-Hours in Aix Relaxing with Energy en Provence

Born in Paris, Caroline Guyot studied languages (English and Russian) and history. After 14 years of selling advertising space featuring European luxury products, for her employers at the International Herald Tribune and the New York Times – Guyot called it quits. She left the “City of Light” and her advertising …

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Markets in Provence #Markets @Susan_PWZ
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Mapping the Markets of Peter Mayle’s Provence

Contributor blog post by The Modern Trobadors: Twenty years ago, my husband, daughter, and I rolled into Marseille on the high-speed train from Paris.  If I recall correctly, the Aix-en-Provence TGV station had not yet been built. We rented a car and drove to Aix-en-Provence, where we would spend several …

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caprice vintage shopping #Nice06 @bestofniceblog
Allison CoeBoutiqueShopping IdeasWhere the "locals" Go

The Golden Ring of Vintage Shopping in Old Nice

Contributor blog post by Allison @Best of Nice: If you like vintage glamour, second-hand chic, discount designer duds and unique fashion finds, put on your shopping shoes and head to Old Nice.  Here is a circuit over just a couple of blocks where bargain hunters will find their bonheur in boutiques ranging from vintage to retro thrift …

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Travel with @GirlGoneGallic
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour GuidesWhere the "locals" Go

Learn French on Your Guided Tour of Provence

Occasionally, I get asked what do I enjoy the most about Perfectly Provence? Hands down it is the personal connections forged via this online community of contributors and readers. Some of my favourite moments (to date) include a lady’s lunch in Nice, exchanging recipes and wine pairing ideas with new …

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Secret Riviera La Colle sur Loup @FibiTee #FrenchRiviera
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Secret Riviera – La Colle sur Loup

Contributor blog post by Phoebe @ Lou Messuogo: The French Riviera is a beautiful place but no one could say it was undeveloped and empty. Its very beauty has attracted holiday makers, second home owners and new residents for more than a century resulting in enormous amounts of construction. Recently …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreWhere the "locals" Go

Top Local’s Picks in Provence by Author Mary Lou Longworth

Author Mary Lou Longworth and her family have lived in Provence for nearly 20 years. They long ago fell under the spell of the natural Provencal beauty studded with olive trees, vineyards and cobalt sky. Life in France has included a few expat struggles and the birth of series of …

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#Lavender l'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque #Provence @ShutrsSunflowrs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreRoad Trip IdeasWhere the "locals" Go

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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Laurianne @toctocMarseille
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour GuidesWhere the "locals" Go

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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Roussilon Ochre trail #Luberon @Inntravel
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Inntravel 10 Secrets of Authentic Provence

Steve Jack is the Communications Manager for Inntravel a company that has been offering self-guided walking and cycling discoveries of rural Provence for many years. We asked Steve if he would share his favourite spots in Provence with readers. Here, is his guest post on where to discover the secrets …

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