Weekend Marseille Vieux Port History
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Weekend in Marseilles Discovering its Stormy Past and Brilliant Future.

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: A recent weekend in Marseille turned my perception of the city inside out. Now I can’t wait to return. I’ll admit, a weekend in Marseille was not at the top of my travel list. Even though it’s less than two hours away from Uzés. It’s …

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Beautiful places in Provence
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Top little-known but beautiful places in Provence to visit in 2022

Provence is a unique region of France. There are numerous natural attractions in this region. Nice, Cannes, and Saint-Tropez are all Provence, but calanques, mountains, lavender fields and ocher canyons are also Provence. However, to see all the diversity of this region, you will need an appropriate rental car. Provence …

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Tables and Tastes of Provence Recipe Index
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Top-quality Restaurants on the French Riviera and Beyond

The following list of top restaurants on or near the French Riviera is not extensive, and these are not all Michelin-starred, but they are all exceptional. Book a table! Restaurants and Michelin Stars The first Guide Michelin appeared in 1900 when bicycles greatly outnumbered cars on the French roads. It …

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Marseille OohProvence Group Tours Itineraries
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Welcome to Marseille so Many Reasons to Visit

France’s second-largest city – Marseille – had an image problem, not helped by its setting for gangster and crime movies. But ask any local this city is pure magic. Situated on the Mediterranean, Marseille residents can swim at their favourite beach before work and watch the sunset at another with …

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Gorges du Verdon Var Provence
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5 Top Things to See in Provence for Ukrainian Visitors

Is Provence a good place to visit as a Ukrainian? You bet it is! What’s not to love about a region packed with good wine, fascinating history, ancient ruins, incredible scenery, art… You name it, Provence has it. From its idyllic Mediterranean beaches to the slopes of the Southern Alps, …

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Recipe Chicken Tagine Green Olives and Preserved Lemon
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste

Recipe for Chicken Tagine with Green Olives and Preserved Lemon

Cocoa and Lavender reached a milestone 10th birthday in February – 10 years and over 500 recipes published. At the beginning, I had no idea what to write. I had never taken a food photo, not even surreptitiously in a restaurant. I didn’t have a clue about how blogs work. …

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Charming Lourmarin Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Charming Lourmarin Where I Live in Provence

Enamoured with Provence, Caroline Longstaffe is one of our regular contributors. Her blog, Shutters and Sunflowers, is about passion, living the journey and not waiting to get to the destination. A traveller at heart, Caroline says she was most probably born under a wandering star. Born in England, she lives …

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Provencal Spring Menu Spice Route
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Provencal Spring Menu from the Spice Route

Spicy Spring Menu This Provencal spring menu showcases the spices and recipes from the trade route. Pepper and curry flavours from India, Spain’s iconic paella, and aromas from North Africa and the Middle East. Enjoy! Provence and the Spice Route Food encodes social, political, and economic history, often in fascinating …

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Reasons Visit Marseille Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Endless Reasons to Visit Marseille in Provence

Alexis Steinman is an American, an explorer and a storyteller who has chosen to live in Marseille. Fully bilingual, Alexis settled in Marseille in September 2017. The city continues to feeds her curiosity and her stomach. For this talented writer, the port city offers endless opportunities to share the stories …

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Food Samples New Food Tour Marseille
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Try this Tasty New Food Tour in Marseille

Though Marseille is technically the capital of Provence, it feels more Mediterranean than French.  The vibrant port city is also wonderfully cosmopolitan due to the many cultures that have washed up on its shores throughout its 2600 years. It boasts the biggest Armenian community in Europe, has the continent’s 3rd …

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