Domaine Saint Andrieu @Susan_PWZ #WinesofProvence
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Domaine Saint Andrieu is Worth the Drive

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Deep in the heart of the Var, north of Brignoles, and a wee bit past the tiny predominantly organic village of Correns, there is a long and winding road just off the Grand Rue (also called the D45). Soon after making that turn, on …

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Bargemon landscape #Var @AccessRiviera
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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 …

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Domaine de la Baume #Tourtour #Var @megeve_hotels
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Five Star Secluded Hideaway in Tourtour

Just outside the village of Tourtour, in the Var, is an exquisite Sibuet Maison & Hotels property:  the Domaine de la Baume a Provencal Jewel. It is a secluded hideaway with 5-star service. In keeping with the classy style of Sibuet Maison & Hotels, this one time private home is …

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Gonfaron France Var @Unxplorer
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Photo Friday: Gonfaron and 4 Reasons to Visit

Contributor blog post by Susan Payton: When Susan our Unexplorer shared this photo of Gonfaron I was curious. Where was this place and what might one expect to find in this village in the Var. It turns out there are several reasons to visit this village that claims to be …

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Cotignac in the mist #Cotignac @MirabeauWine
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Cotignac the perfect Provencal Village

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @Mirabeau Wine: We often wonder how the little village of Cotignac so effortlessly manages to capture people’s hearts. We came to this hamlet in the “Haut Var” just over 6 years ago, after a chaotic and frustrating property search around Aix-en-Provence that left us …

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Le Cercle du Progres Saint Martin de Pallieres
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Bistrots du Pays: Bringing Life to French Villages

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Lunch today at Le Cercle du Progres in Saint-Martin-des-Pallieres in the Var, a restaurant that is also the village bar, the grocery shop, the fruit-and-veg outlet, the bread provider, the post office and the purveyor of Var Matin. What a great idea. The pretty village …

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Six Vineyards of St Antonin du Var @LizGabayMW #WinesofProvence
AperoElizabeth GabayProvencal Wines

The Six Vineyards of St Antonin du Var

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Wine writers and wine buyers so often only see a region briefly when visiting a specific vineyard, two or three vineyards in a region, sometimes a local restaurant. Invariably we see small snapshots of an area, out of context of its history, people and …

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Bauduen at the Lac de St Croix #GorgesduVerdon @MirabeauWine
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A visit to Bauduen at the Lac de St Croix

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @ Mirabeau Wine: The Lac St Croix is an enormous artificial freshwater lake in an area known as the Verdon, a vast nature park that sits above Provence and is framed by the Alpes of the Haute Provence. The best known attraction are the …

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Wine tasting in the Var – Clos Cibonne

Contributor blog post by PestoPistou: I’ve just returned to Burgundy after a blissful few days in the Var where we stayed on the Med in the town of Le Pradet, five miles to the east of Toulon. Having recently been introduced to the wines of a local Var estate in …

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Villecroze caves #Grottos #Provence #VisitVar
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Grottos of Provence the Caves of Villecroze

By Nutmeg Millions of years of seismic activity, tectonic plate movement and freeze-thaw cycles created the diverse geology of present-day Provence. The region is also known as the Bouches de Rhône where the Mediterranean shoreline runs the gambit of beaches, brackish wetlands and vertigo inducing cliffs. Other natural phenomena in …

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