UK Expat Trip Back to Provence
Expat LivingJulie Whitmarsh

It was not the most relaxing trip back to Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: It’s nine (9) weeks since I last left the house in Provence and returned to the UK. Andy has been down since & our eldest has spent the last month there pottering about improving his French and his Strava times at the same time. …

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Road Trip Lyon Rhone River
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreRoad Trip Ideas

Provence Getaway: Why take a Road (Train or Boat) Trip to Lyon

One could say that Lyon is at the intersections of France. After Paris and Marseille, Lyon is France’s third largest city. Located almost in the centre of the country, the drive from Marseille to takes a little over 3 hours and 4.5 from Paris. However, on the train (TGV), from …

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Lavender Fields #ExploreProvence @OurhouseinProvence
ExploreOur House in Provence

Enjoying the Lavender fields in Vaucluse and nearby Drôme Provençale

Contributor blog post by Michel: It’s a toss up between coquelicots (red poppies) and lavender but probably no other scent or sight says Provence better than the pungent aroma of a purple field of lavender growing in mounded rows under a brilliant blue summer sky. We were lucky that it …

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St Remy Local Secrets Parking
ExploreKeith Van Sickle

St Remy Local Secrets Where to Find Parking

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle: The Wednesday morning market in St.-Rémy is one of the best in Provence. And it is very popular, which makes parking a challenge. There are a few spots available in the pay lots and on the street, but they tend to fill up …

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July Events Provence
Ashley TinkerCurrent EventsExplore

July Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Juillet/July Events in Provence 2017 It’s full summer here in Provence. The cigales are singing (quite loudly I must say!) and the sunflowers and lavender are in full bloom. The ballet (or science?) of knowing when to open and close your shutters has been mastered for all …

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Jardin des Alpilles Secrets of St Remy
Keith Van SickleMarketsTaste

Discover the Secrets of St-Remy: Best Fruits and Vegetables

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle: One of the glories of Provence is the fresh produce. And in St.-Rémy, the best place to get it is at the Wednesday market. Every week, dozens of vendors set up shop throughout the charming town center, selling fruits, vegetables, olives, cheeses, lavender …

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Discover Market Sunday in Toulon
AixcentricExplore

Find Out Why You Should Spend a Sunday in Toulon

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Sunday really is an ideal time to visit Toulon as the traffic is lighter, it’s easier to park and the market is in full swing. It’s a good market with the top part North African stalls, leading down to the fruit and veg section, ending in …

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Planning a Stay in the Luberon Village Lourmarin
Caroline LongstaffeExplore

Travel Planning your Stay in the Luberon Village of Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: I am often asked if I could help to plan a stay in Lourmarin, so voilà! This itinerary would work from any of the nearby Luberon villages, I’ve planned it round my favourite market days, listed below. But don’t rush around too much, allow yourself to …

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Travel Tips French Riviera Monaco Budget
ExploreRebecca Whitlocke

French Riviera Travel Tips 10 Places To Visit In Monaco On A Budget

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Monaco has a reputation as a place of luxury, superyachts and supercars but I’m going to shatter the myth that you need to have lots of money to enjoy Monaco as a tourist. Monaco/Monte Carlo is spread over a lot of hills, so if …

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Best French Riviera Museums Musee Matisse Nice
ExploreRebecca Whitlocke

Travel Tips: 10 of the Best Museums on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: The French Riviera has over 40 museums with rich collections often set in picturesque locations overlooking manicured gardens, village squares or the sea. From Belle Époque paintings to modern sculptures, visitors to the region will find enough cultural places of interest to entertain them …

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