Château des Alpilles
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A Château in Provence – Château des Alpilles Luxury Stay

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: I wrote the book before I’d been there, which may seem a backwards way to craft a novel. But by the time the book had been outlined, characters created, fictional wines made this place had begun to feel like home. My novel isn’t about this …

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Luxurious Le Petit Nice - Extérieur1RichardHaughton
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Luxurious Le Petit Nice Celebrates a Century of Gastronomy in Marseille

Distracted by Marseille’s traffic, we almost missed the sign indicating a sharp right turn towards Le Petit Nice. Once you make that turn, you are committed. Of course, you WANT to be at this 16-room boutique hotel and eat at the Michelin three-star restaurant, but the narrow entryway is not designed …

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Benvengudo Hotel Exterior Les Baux
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Benvengudo means Welcome to our Hotel in Provencal

Just below the famous hilltop fortress of Les Baux sits the boutique luxury hotel Benvengudo.  The name means “welcome” in the local language and it couldn’t be more appropriate. Walking into the manicured grounds of Benvengudo is like stepping back in time, to a more simple and gracious era.  The …

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Domaine de Fontenille Vineyards
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Dream in French During a Stay at Le Domaine de Fontenille

“Even one night at this place is an unforgettable experience.” – Mary Kay Seales after her stay at this luxury property, in Provence, with her two sisters. Just a bit north of Aix-en-Provence near the tiny medieval village of Lauris is the stylish and architecturally perfect Domaine de Fontenille, on the …

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spa-la-coquillade-resort @CobblestoneandVineyards
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Another French Encounter at a Spa in Provence

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: In keeping with my newfound tradition in Provence of getting a massage while my husband bikes Ventoux or elsewhere, I made an appointment at the new spa at la Coquillade resort. Now, please note that I don’t stay in these places but just indulge …

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Hotel Negresco #Nice06 #FrenchRiviera @ChiaraOrlandi @ToursofNice
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The Fascinating Story of the Hotel Negresco in Nice

For over a century the striking Hotel Negresco has been the favourite holiday destination for celebrities, royalty, millionaires, and politicians. This magnificent belle-époque building, instantly recognizable by its pink domed roof, stands proudly on the promenade des Anglais in Nice. The hotel celebrated its centennial in 2013. Five centuries of …

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La maison de Line #St Remy @patricia_sands
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La maison de Line ~ Feel At Home in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

The following guest post on La maison de Line is a literary gift from Patricia Sands a seemingly tireless author and “possibilitarian.” Sands is a Francophile to the core, having recently completed her “Love in Provence” trilogy she is working on another novel based in the region. Is Provence calling you? It …

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Hotel du Cap Eden Roc @frenchessence
HotelsStayVicki Archer

Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc: Plus ça Change, Plus c’est la Même Chose

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Rock; it really is true to say the more things change, the more they stay the same. I am slow today, still luxuriating in the most wonderful weekend we enjoyed at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. If you follow me on Instagram you will …

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Sculpture Garden @laBastideRose @Aixcentric
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Sculpture Garden at La Bastide Rose

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This place is just gorgeous. It was the home of Pierre Salinger, President Kennedy’s press secretary and spokesman, and his fourth wife Poppy. He chose this 17th century mill on the river Sorgue for retirement in 2000, having sworn that if George W Bush was …

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View #Gordes Hotel Petit Palais d'Aglae @petitpalaisdaglae
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Le Petit Palais d’Aglaé Gordes New Boutique Hotel

Cantilevered to a Luberon hillside are the striking remains of an ancient oppidum and its defensive dry-stone walls; Gordes can rightly boast about its ranking among les Plus Beaux Villages de France. However, at the height of Provence’s tourist season this town, with its single thoroughfare, becomes a ghastly traffic …

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