Olives in Provence #TastesofProvence @TableenProvence
Paula KaneStay

My Provençal Garden

It always happens less than one week after being back in Canada. Less than one week (sometimes less than one day) and I am dreaming about being back in Provence. Generally it’s because I go from summer to autumn/winter in a matter of moments. It’s always cold and dreary and …

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spa-la-coquillade-resort @CobblestoneandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamStay

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
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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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Nature on the French Riviera @Fibitee
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A frog and 3 snakes in my French garden

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: It’s been a while since I’ve written about the wildlife at Lou Messugo but not for the lack of it, far from it, this summer has been all about snakessssssss and pretty green frogs. I guess that could be a bit of an exaggeration …

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BandB Mas d'Augustine @CuriousProvence
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Charming B&B: Mas d’Augustine

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: As a treat for Robin’s birthday, and the ongoing thanks he deserves for our renovation, we stayed for 2 nights at a charming boutique B&B, Mas d’Augustine, near to Uzès in Languedoc-Roussillon. Mas d’Augustine is a former silk farm that was built in the …

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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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Mas d’Augustine #Uzes @bfblogger2015
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Chambres d’Hôtes Near Uzès Mas d’Augustine

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Have you ever thought about owning a B&B? I certainly have. For years I could see myself entertaining guests in an antebellum mansion. Or in a sprawling Victorian farmhouse. I’d serve a breakfast stacked high with crispy bacon and fluffy pancakes — “your choice …

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