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What is Lou Messugo? Discover Self-Catered Cote d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Phoebe: Let’s talk about “Lou Messugo”. Sometimes I get the feeling people are confused about Lou Messugo. What / who is it exactly? Perhaps I’m too wary of promoting my own business on this blog that it’s not actually clear that Lou Messugo is is first and …

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Mallards @LouMessugo
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Seriously? More wildlife at Lou Messugo?

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: A few weeks ago we had some unusual visitors at Lou Messugo. That in itself is not so strange, we’ve had a fair few unusual visitors over the years, both of the human kind and beast. If you’ve been reading this blog for a …

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Les Vallons pool
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRentalsStay

Paradise en Provence Luxurious Luberon Accommodation

In 1999, a decade after Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence was published the Georgina Causton, and her partner decided to take a sabbatical year in the South of France. Smitten by the region, they never returned to live in London. Instead, they bought a house and three mortgages later ended …

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Current EventsRentalsStayThe Provence Post

Julia Child’s Provence House is For Rent

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner:  Now that it’s possible to rent Julia Child‘s old house in Provence, it’s only a matter of time until someone settles into that famous kitchen, whips up some delicious new recipes and publishes a cookbook titled In Julia’s Provençal Kitchen or Channeling Julia or something similar.  …Continue reading …

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Pool Mas des Avelines @OlivesVines
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Escapes in the Olives and Vines of Provence

A summertime escape to the Cote d’Azur from the French Alps. Heavenly! One might be tempted to describe the combination of a villa near Bandol, in Provence, and a home in the French mountain resort of Val d’Isère as the “the best of both worlds.” In 2010, Su Stephens and …

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Self-Catering Holiday Home #FrenchRiviera @FibiTee #LouMessugo
Guest HousesPhoebe ThomasRentalsStay

Reasons to book a self-catering holiday at Lou Messugo – Part 1

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: It’s not often I actually outrightly refer to our gîte in this blog, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever written explicitly about it. Occasionally I refer to how easy a place of interest is to reach from Lou Messugo, or how close a certain …

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RentalsStayThe Provence Post

Win a Week in This Gorgeous Provence Villa

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: To celebrate their 25th year in business, my friends at the rental agency JustFrance.com are giving away a week in their most-popular villa inProvence. The Grand Prize winner of the #JustFrance25 …Continue reading here for the details on how you could be the lucky winner – if you are a US …

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Provence Villages Saorge #Saorge @unxplorer
RentalsStayThe Unexplorer

Saorge: A Little Mountain Town with a Big Heart

After spending four weeks in a tiny town in Provence near Aix, my husband, son, and I decided for a change of scenery. We packed up our many, many suitcases into a clown car-sized Peugeot, and drove two hours northeast to the picturesque mountain town of Saorge. I’m willing to …

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Where to stay in #Provence #AixenProvence @unxplorer
Bed & BreakfastsRentalsStayThe Unexplorer

City, Beach, or Small Town: Where to Stay in Provence

Before my recent trip to Provence, I didn’t know much about the area other than it was known for its lavender and pastis. It’s only 3.5 hours from Marseille to Nice, so I figured it couldn’t be that hard to find a place to stay. Despite its relatively small size …

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3 Steps to Finding a Vacation Home in Provence

When we travel, we usually shun hotels. Sure, there’s a lot to be said about room service and having someone make your bed every day, but with the advent of AirBnB, HomeAway, and other vacation rental websites, we’ve opened our eyes to a new way to live like locals.  Why …

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