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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Getting Lost Provence
ExploreThe Unexplorer

Getting Lost in Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: What started out as a 45-minute round trip walk to see an 800-year-old bridge turned into a three-hour adventure. Karen, Cathy, Rose, and I — all alumni from last year’s retreat — took a few photos of the ancient bridge (not all that exciting after …

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Visit Menton Treasures St. Michael
ExploreJ. Christina

Visit Menton A Hidden Seaside Treasure on the French Riviera

Menton is a commune in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. It’s the last major town before leaving the French Riviera, wedged in-between the French-Italian border. It’s a place where you can tickle the turquoise sea, or enjoy the snow-capped mountains in the distance. Whether you call it the …

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6 Nice Travel Tips @unxplorer
ExploreThe Unexplorer

Travel Tips: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Nice, France

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: Eighteen years ago, when I was but a wee lass in college having her first tour of Europe, I and my then-boyfriend landed in Nice. We visited no museums. We had little money. And yet, the memories of those few days have stayed with me …

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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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Restaurants Nice Restaurant Picks Nice Salad Nicoise
Restaurant ReviewsTasteViktorija Todorovska

A Foodie’s New Favorites Restaurants in Nice

Living in Nice allows me to re-visit my old restaurant favorites, which I still love, but also discover new interesting eateries, some traditional, others of other persuasions. Here are my top picks for good affordable food in Nice: A Buteghinna: Perched on the edge of Vieux Nice, this weekday lunch …

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Avignon Jardin des Doms
ExploreOur House in Provence

A visit to Avignon and the Jardin des Doms during the Festival of Avignon

Contributor blog post by Michel: When we go to Avignon, we try to park at the Hotel Mercure garage because the stairs exit close to the Popes’ Palace. Right next to the stairway, is the Hôtel des Monnaies (mint), the earliest private Baroque monument in Avignon. It sits opposite the main entrance …

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Pool View Holiday Rental Provence Emotional Escapes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRentalsStay

10 Things to Consider Before Booking a Holiday Rental in Provence

That Provencal vacation that you have dreamed about is finally going to happen! You have tackled the family calendar, arm-twisted a friend into dog sitting and booked the flights to the South of France. Now what? With beautiful images of lavender fields, azure waters and chilled rosé floating through your …

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Pont du Gard Kayaking Provence @PerfProvence
Barefoot BloggerExploreProvencal History

Pont du Gard, France: Is it Architecture or Art?

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Visiting monuments isn’t on the top of my sightseeing list; however I heard that Pont du Gard was a “must.” It is reportedly one of the most visited sites in France but, not until I saw it myself would I know why. It literally took my breath …

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October Events Provence
Ashley TinkerCurrent EventsExplore

October Events in Provence, 2017 Fall Festivals and More

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Octobre en Provence With the grape harvest long done due to a very dry summer, locals are concentrating on the olive harvest this month. You’ll drive by olive groves and see wooden ladders hidden among the trees. Furthermore, the olives vertes cassées made by many …

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