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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Secret French Riviera Local's Tips
ExploreRebecca WhitlockeWhere the "locals" Go

Secret French Riviera Local’s Tips: Hidden Spots Worth A Visit

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: When you live somewhere, you are privy to local tips and things that you learn about your home town or region that tourists perhaps don’t see or aren’t aware of. Yes, TripAdvisor and tourist offices can be great sources of information but if you …

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Beautiful Sete views Tourisme Sete
Barefoot BloggerExploreRoad Trip Ideas

Visit the Sea in Beautiful Sete on Your Next Provence Road Trip

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: If you have a chance to take a trip and don’t really care where you go, just put your finger on a spot on a map. Then go there. That’s pretty much how I decided to visit Sete (pronounced “set”). A little bit Venice, …

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August Events Marche-Potier-Mouries
Ashley TinkerCurrent EventsExplore

August Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: This is the month where just about the whole of Northern France descends onto the beaches of the Côte d’Azur. On the radio, they announce “black weekends” which signify lots of Parisians heading south causing a rather lot of traffic. Everyone is finally on …

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Aix-en-Provence la Rotonde Fountain
ExploreOur House in Provence

Visit to Aix-en-Provence, City of a Thousand Fountains

Contributor blog post by Michel: As I have written previously, one of our favorite towns is Aix-en-Provence. The capital of Provence in the middle ages, it is located about one hour and 15 minutes from our home in Sablet.Cousin Annick lives in a nearby village. One morning a few months …

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Visit Nîmes
ExploreOur House in ProvenceRoad Trip Ideas

Things to See and Do When You Visit Nîmes, the Rome of France

Contributor blog post by Michel: As I have shared before, we try to find opportunities to hook up with our cousins who live near Montpellier in someplace mutually convenient for them and us. So one Saturday, a few months back, neighbors Bob, Darlene, Ed and Gwen in tow, we headed …

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Beaucaire history Gard
ExploreGinger and NutmegProvencal History

Beaucaire in the Gard Visions of a Different Era in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Beaucaire is a small town in the Gard department, located on the banks of the Rhône River and the start of the Rhône-Sète canal. The name Beaucaire means beautiful stone. There is evidence of a Gallo-Roman settlement in this hilly area as early as 11 BC. …

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