One Sip at a Time Book by Keith Van Sickle
BooksBoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-Abbott

One Sip at a Time a Journey from Silicon Valley to St Remy de Provence

It took 20 visits to Provence before Keith Van Sickle, and his wife decided to make the region their part-time home. A Northern California native, Van Sickle spent his early years on an island in the San Francisco Bay – Alameda, California. “It’s a sleepy town, an oasis of 1950’s …

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Promenade des Anglais Nice Art Sculptures
ExploreRebecca Whitlocke

An Artist’s Journey in Nice a Guest Blog

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Today’s guest blog is from Erick Sabelskjold, the Managing Director of a Nice-based fine art agency, Sabelskjold Art Agency. I would like to thank and acknowledge Erick’s input in writing this blog article and sharing some of his favorite places to enjoy art in Nice …

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Arles Arena by Keith Van Sickle
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How to Spend a Week in Provence

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle: What to see and do with a week in Provence? Here is a 7-day itinerary that covers a mix of historical sites, hilltop villages, and local markets. You can stay in one spot and make day trips to each of these towns. A …

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Village of Gardanne painted by Paul Cezanne
AixcentricBoutiqueProvencal Artists

Reasons Why You Should Plan a Visit to Gardanne

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: I have to confess driving round/past/through Gardanne several times but never stopping to have a look round. We did, this week, and found it interesting. It wasn’t a good start as the tourist office was shut. We had checked the opening hours on the website …

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Forcalquier views @Vauclusdreamer
ExploreJulie Whitmarsh

Incredible views of the Citadelle and Art in Forcalquier

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: This morning I hopped in the car and headed across to Forcalquier, a short distance from us in the neighbouring Department of Alpes-De-Haute-Provence. Monday is its market day and provides the perfect excuse for a visit (if such a thing is needed?) and it is …

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Sundays in the Luberon @VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie Whitmarsh

How to Spend a Sunday Pottering Around in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I always love Sundays in and around the Luberon, whether it’s an early morning start in the summer to head off bargain-hunting at the vide-grenier in a nearby village or a gentle cycle out for breakfast at the wonderful ‘Farmers’ Market’ at Coustellet. In …

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Route de Mimosa Itinerary @Girlgonegallic
Current EventsExploreGirl Gone Gallic

Scenic Driving Route du Mimosa Itinerary

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Le soleil en hiver… Get ready for a real treat! This scenic driving route offers a sublime landscape with quaint villages, golden blooms, climbing mountaintops, green valleys, and a beautiful coastline. All set to bright skies (hopefully), the deep blue sea, and a backdrop …

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Nice Baie des Anges @SipTasteShare
Expat Living

Why I love Nice and Why You Should Visit

Nestled in the heart of the French Riviera, gazing onto the azure Mediterranean, Nice is all luminous sunshine and heart-warming light. Underneath that beautiful exterior lie the things I adore about this town, the reasons I moved here. Food: those who have met know I tirelessly explore the foods of …

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Lourmarin in the Luberon by Cobblestone and Vineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Lourmarin The Most Romantic Village of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Here’s a tip! When your husband asks if you would like to be dropped off in the village of Lourmarin for the day, you just say “Yes!” You don’t question it. You just go. You won’t be disappointed. …Continue reading here for Cheryl’s photos of …

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Gordes Luberon Villages @OurhouseinProvence
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Gordes, a Beautiful Hillside Village in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Michel: Gordes is a beautiful village in the Luberon region about 1 hour southeast of our home in Sablet. The obviously strategic site where Gordes sits has been occupied since prehistoric times. The stone buildings were built against the base of the cliffs and spiral up …

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