Hello Apollo @ToursofNice #Nice06
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreTrips and Tour Guides

Food and Walking tours of Nice in Italian and English

Bilingual guide Chiara Orlandi grew up in the heart of Italy, in Umbertide, a place that she still holds dear in her heart even after several years away in the United Kingdom and Edinburgh, Scotland. Orlandi studied event management at Edinburgh’s Napier University, her second Masters (her previous degrees are …

Hotel de Caumont Garden Perfectly Provence Moments
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreWhere the "locals" Go

24-Hours in Aix Relaxing with Energy en Provence

Born in Paris, Caroline Guyot studied languages (English and Russian) and history. After 14 years of selling advertising space featuring European luxury products, for her employers at the International Herald Tribune and the New York Times – Guyot called it quits. She left the “City of Light” and her advertising …

10 things about Provence @Unxplorer
ExploreThe Unexplorer

10 Things I Miss About Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Payton @ the Unexplorer: One year ago, I was sipping rosé in Pignans. It still feels unbelievable. Here’s what I’m missing about my time in Provence. 1. The Food. Everything tastes better in France. Or maybe just anywhere but the US. The bread, the butter, …

Bargemon landscape #Var @AccessRiviera
ExploreRebecca WhitlockeRoad Trip Ideas

French Riviera Weekend Wanderlust: Bargemon

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Bargemon, located in the hinterland of the Var department was a pleasant weekend getaway for myself and my partner and a town that we will definitely return to as the area allowed a nice change of scenery away from the coast. Fortified in AD …

Travel Wifi #Nice06 @bestofniceblog
Allison CoeExplore

Hot Spots – New Ways to Stay Web Connected in Nice

Contributor blog post by Allison @Best of Nice: Our need to stay connected has become insatiable… especially on vacation. Good news: after years in the digital dark-ages, Nice is finally catching up to the modern world! After years of false starts, we finally have free 4G high-speed wifi all along the Promenade du Paillon, in Place …

Green Walnuts for wine #TastesofProvence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerCurrent EventsExplore

June Events in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Green Walnuts are traditionally picked on June 24th to make walnut wine June in Provence There are many events this month but the most common is the Fête de la Saint Eloi. Saint Eloi is the patron saint of metal workers, blacksmiths, cart drivers …

la begude saint pierre hotel #Uzes @ShutrsSunflowrs
Bed & BreakfastsCaroline LongstaffeHotelsStay

Where to stay in Uzès

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: Imagine falling asleep in a luxurious room, once part of grand Renaissance French mansion or under soft linens in the bedroom a now historical, listed building.  Or staying in an exquisitely, charming bedroom filled with fresh flowers where the warmth and charm of your …

Les Baux Views #LesBauxdeProvence #StRemy #ExploreProvence @PerfProvence
Expat LivingExploreGinger and Nutmeg

5 Provencal Myths

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: When Ginger and Nutmeg first ventured to Provence they felt prepared for the adventure. After all, it was not their first trip to France, they had previously biked in the region, and they had read Peter Mayle’s books – so they were confident in their …

Visit French Wine #WinesofProvence @JillBarth
AperoJill BarthProvencal Wines

Visit French Wine

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Atout France, the French tourism development organization, has rolled out a gorgeous new website that promises to be a place where “wine regions reveal their secrets”. The site is reasonably named Visit French Wine. The website allows visitors to slip into each wine area …

Olives for sale in the Uzes market #Uzes @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeMarketsTaste

The best Provencal market is in Uzès

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: A man with hairy ears selling goats cheese, a nun blessing us with her wine!  Smiling locals selling linens, ribbons, baskets, and flowers,  cheese makers, olive growers, and an abundance of fresh produce. How can you not visit Uzès fabulous twice-weekly markets, the most …