Pernes les Fontaines Fountains
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreProvencal History

Pernes les Fontaines Spend an Afternoon Touring the Fountains

It felt like we were on a treasure hunt. Armed with a map, and aided by a few directional markers our goal was to see all 40 fountains scattered inside the old defensive walls of Pernes le Fontaines. A visit to the village of Pernes les Fontaines, in the Vaucluse, …

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Gout et Voyage Tours Provence Wine Tasting
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Gout et Voyage Tours a Chance to Experience the Flavours of Provence

Martine Bertin-Peterson tells me she discovered her first grey hair in Provence, while leading a group of twenty 16-18-year-olds during their six-week stay in the region. Some 30 years and many travel stories later, Provence still holds a gravitational pull for Martine, whose first of five languages is French. Goût …

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touring Châteauneuf du Pape vineyards
AperoPhilippe GoninetProvencal Wines

Learn More About Touring Around Châteauneuf du Pape

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: As you understood from my former post, organising your touring day in Châteauneuf du Pape can prove a bit challenging. Just back from a “in depth” 3 days tour in Châteauneuf du Pape we organised for wine lovers, here is some more information about …

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Holiday Retreats in Provence
ExploreRebecca RonaneUnique Experiences

Why Should you Consider Women’s Holiday Retreats in Provence

Have you had those moments in life when the jigsaw puzzle starts to fall in place? At 50 plus they  can come thick and fast, that’s if you let them and more importantly, that you believe you deserve them. The beginning of the summer season of 2016 I had one of …

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Bespoke Wine Tour Provence Your Private Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Calling Wine Lovers! Join a Bespoke Wine Tour in Provence in September

Has Provence been on your travel bucket list for a while? Or, are you already a Provence fan looking for an experience away from the major tourist sights? Emily Durand, the founder of Your Private Provence, has created a wine-focused experience for an intimate group this September. Durand is an …

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Perfectly Provence Video Alpilles Mountains in Autumn
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Must Watch Video Tour in Perfectly Provence

It never gets easier to leave Provence, in fact, it might get harder each time. After several years of spending time in the region, it seems like my list of “must see and should do” just gets longer. Maybe it is because most days are highlighted by an endless sky. …

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Christmas in Provence @privateprovence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottCurrent EventsExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Spend Christmas in Provence

Bilingual guide Emily Durand and the owner of Your Private Provence is running a holiday tour in Provence from December 16-22, 2016. This “Christmas market and truffle tour” is a small group tour for a maximum of eight (8) guests. You can view the full itinerary here. Why would you want to sign up for …

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palais-des-papes #avignon @privateprovence
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Tour Avignon with a stress-free plan

Tour Avignon the best way – gourmet food, away from the noise, in the secret spots and with time to soak it all in… There is something about standing at the comptoir with a double expresso in a french looking coffee cup and starting the day with the locals. It …

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Luberon windows #Luberon #ExploreProvence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Exploring Provence’s Luberon with Bliss Travels

The forecast was for sweltering weather, those blue sky-cicada-filled days that scream for poolside lounging in Provence. As I packed the car, I wondered (again) why I was joining a Bliss Travels trip with founder Wendy Jaeger? I do not consider myself a “tour” person – what would the group …

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Orange Place de la Republique #Vaucuse #TravelinProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreWhere the "locals" Go

Travel in Provence Local’s Tips for your visit to Orange

Located a short distance from Avignon (21km) and neighbouring the Rhone Valley vineyards, Orange is an agricultural working town, in the Vaucluse, with a UNESCO World Heritage classification – since 1981. Founded by the Romans in 35BC and the Celtics before them, Orange’s former glory is evidenced by the monumental …

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