Breathtaking Provence Tour Culinary Travel
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Why You Should Explore Breathtaking Provence this Fall

Provence in Autumn Almost anyone with an artistic eye – photographers, painters, Instagrammers – love Provence for its beautiful light. Famous artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gaugin Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso all captured the ever-changing luminosity on their canvases. Provence is glorious in any season, however during …

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Mediterranean Cruise Shore Excursions
Barefoot BloggerExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Mediterranean Cruise Shore Excursions: The French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: I’ve been asking Nancy McGee of Absolutely Southern France Tours to tell me all about her Mediterranean cruise shore excursions. There are several of you who have contacted the Barefoot Blogger for information. Read on and learn about going ashore along the French Riviera. Even …

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Truffles Provence Truffle Markets
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottCurrent EventsExploreTrips and Tour Guides

4 Days in Provence: Wine and Truffle Tour in January

Talk about a perfect January get-away! Emily Durand has created a three-night and four-day tour in the heart of Provence with a distinct focus on the best of the cooler season – wine and black truffles. The first month of the year in Provence you can (generally) count on brilliant …

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Mur de la Peste #Luberon #ExploreProvence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreProvencal HistoryTrips and Tour Guides

Mur de la Peste a Rocky Trail in Provence’s History

Over 100,000 people (some estimates as high as 126,000) died in Provence between 1720 and 1722, including almost 50% of Marseille’s population some 46,000 inhabitants. All in the name of commerce. The Grand Saint-Antoine arrived in Marseille’s port on May 25, 1720, from Syria (previously Levan), the vessel was late, …

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Old fortifications and tower #AixenProvence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Aix en Provence Walking Tour Discovery Beyond the Ordinary

Frédéric Paul is the founder of Le Visible est Invisible, a company that offers guided tours in Aix en Provence and the region. What he hopes to demonstrate to clients during the walking tours is that the history of Provence is in your face, but you need to be ready …

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Fenestrelle Tower and Saint Theodorit Catherdral #Uzes @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExploreTrips and Tour Guides

A Dream Vacation in the South of France

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: I’m feeling pretty smug these days that I get to live in the South of France. I’m sorry, but it’s true. I feel like I’m the luckiest person in the world to be here. Lately I’ve had more good luck to be included in the …

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Hello Apollo @ToursofNice #Nice06
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Food and Walking tours of Nice in Italian and English

Bilingual guide Chiara Orlandi grew up in the heart of Italy, in Umbertide, a place that she still holds dear in her heart even after several years away in the United Kingdom and Edinburgh, Scotland. Orlandi studied event management at Edinburgh’s Napier University, her second Masters (her previous degrees are …

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Arles Arena #Arles #ExploreProvence @PerfProvence
ExploreGinger and NutmegTrips and Tour Guides

Lost in Arles: History In and Beyond the Streets of Arles

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Arles is a magical place. Inside the ancient ramparts the old streets meander, some broad, some narrow, some bright, some muted – each one has a story to tell. Heather Robinson is an American by birth, but Arles is now in her soul. She brings …

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#Avignon les Halles #FoodieTour @AvignonGourmet @PerfProvence
ExploreGinger and NutmegTrips and Tour Guides

Avignon Gourmet Tours

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Finally, another way to see Avignon! Every visitor should see the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon, but once you have seen those it is time to dive into the local’s side of the city with Avignon Gourmet Tours. This 3-hour tour will introduce …

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Marseille Vieux Port #Marseille @CuriousProvence
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Day Out in the Big City with a Marseille Local

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Walking Tour of Marseille Offered by a Local Greeter Robin and I have been living in Provence for 2 years and can you believe it- we’ve never visited Marseille except for getting lost in the city on our way to the Calanques which was slightly …

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