Fontaine de Vaucluse @PerfProvence

Water is Low at the Fontaine de Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The spring at the Fontaine de Vaucluse is extremely low at the moment with a level of just 2.30m, no doubt as a result of the extremely dry summer followed by so little rainfall over the autumn. If you are new to Provence and haven’t visited, …

Oppede le Vieux #Luberon #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie Whitmarsh

O is for Oppede Le Vieux

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Some time ago someone posed the question on Twitter ‘What are your favourite 3 hill-top villages in Provence?’ Of course there are many to choose from, each having their own merits, whether it is Gordes with its beautiful Chateau, narrow streets and incredible views, …

Vallee de l’Eure Festivities #HotairBalloons @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExplore

7 Great Ideas for An Autumn Weekend Near Uzes

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Autumn is my favorite time of year in Uzes. The tourists have left, or at least the crowds are gone. The weather is cool. The colors of nature and the man-made village walls, homes and regal buildings are all the shades of red and …

Les Moulins de Paillas near Ramatuelle #CotedAzur #FrenchRiviera #Provence @AccessRiviera
ExploreRebecca WhitlockeWhere the "locals" Go

Top 15 French Riviera viewpoints for amazing photos

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: This post was previous posted on  ‘All About France’ monthly blog link-up hosted by Lou Messugo. School returned from the summer holidays this week and with la rentrée out of the way what a great excuse to share some of my favourite locations throughout the French …

Barefoot BloggerExplore

6 Insider Tips for a “Lazy” Day Trip to Uzes

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: One of the hardest parts about visiting a new place is knowing exactly when during the year you want to go and what you want to see when you get there. Now that the Barefoot Blogger calls Uzes “home,” here are some hints for …

Vieux Port #Marseille @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExplore

A Day in Marseille

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Marseille is a must do day out whilst staying in Provence. Its about 90 minutes drive from Saint Saturnin Les Apt, parking is easy and reasonably charged. The Petit Train is a great way to see the highlights. The Vieux Port is a big …

Travel WiFi @Travelwifi_fr
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Travel WiFi Roaming Made Easy In France

Provence is paradise…until you attempt to get cell coverage or WiFi access in some Provencal villages. One could blame the thick walls built with stones from Roman foundations, or the at times violent weather, but the reality appears to be that cellular network coverage is delivered through a straw. Apparently, …

Dear Cannes letter #Cannes via @AccessRiviera
Expat LivingRebecca Whitlocke

5 reasons why Condé Nast Traveler readers are wrong about Cannes

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Ouch. Cannes has been voted Number 10 place in the list of 2015’s unfriendliest cities of the world as rated by a Readers’ Choice Awards survey by Condé Nast Traveler (and in 2014 they did not fare much better; they claimed Number 2 spot …

Marche Forville #Cannes #CotedAzur @accessriviera
ExploreRebecca Whitlocke

Top 3 things to do in Cannes outside Festival time

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Cannes has a love/hate relationship with the huge influx of visitors that the annual congrès events and Cannes Film Festival bring to this popular destination. Bars crammed with people, traffic jams and a visible presence of the charming motorbike cops can overwhelm visitors – …

Active ProvenceExploreMy Dreamy Provence

Port Grimaud great family hang-out

By Jill Cowdry Planning a trip with kids is never easy and my two don’t get excited about much other than a sofa with easy access to an iPad or a friend – so a trip to the St Tropez area had to involve some serious kids fun…Dreamy villages were …