Mediterranean Cruise Shore Excursions
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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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Cassis Seaside Views Mediterranean
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Cassis Seaside Town The Charm of a Bygone Era

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shfflebotham: “He who has seen Paris and not Cassis has seen nothing.”—Frédéric Mistral; Provençal writer and poet and 1904 Nobel Prize winner in literature. In just under two hours from our peaceful Vaucluse department in Provence, we arrive at the top of Cassis. Upon exiting our …

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Les Baux-de-Provence Castle
ExploreJulie WhitmarshUnique Experiences

Treading in ancient footsteps at Les Baux-de-Provence 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: A few years ago now we headed across to Les Baux-de-Provence with our boys, after having seen the spectacular site in the helicopter footage during the coverage of the Tour de France, which unsurprisingly is essential viewing in our house! Les Baux-de-Provence sits atop …

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Roussillon Ochre Luberon Colors
Barefoot BloggerExplore

Roussillon Ochre and The Magical Colors of the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: With tourists heading to the Luberon this summer to see lavender fields, Roussillon is along the way with it’s equally vibrant colors of red, orange and pink. These stories, fact and fiction, about the multi-colored town that inform and amuse those who venture there. …

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Markets Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarketsTaste

Markets of Provence and the Cote d’Azur a Reference Guide

Welcome to our resource guide for the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. This article is a reference directory to some of the better-known markets, producers’ markets and a few more. It would be impossible to list every market in the region, and at the end of the day, …

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