Lac de Sainte Croix Alpes de Haute Provence
ExploreLaura SnoekRoad Trips South of France

Why Visit the Gorges du Verdon and Lac de Sainte Croix

The Grand Canyon of France! A very beautiful place! Turquoise waters, impressive cliffs, and a beautiful lake for all kinds of water activities. If you are in the South of France, you should visit the Gorges du Verdon! The most accessible part of the gorges on the water can be …

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Gorges du Verdon Visit Var
ExploreMaison Mirabeau WinesRoad Trips South of France

Day Tripping in the Var at Gorges du Verdon, Moustiers and Valensole

If you’re around in summer, enjoy this top travel tip that has something for everyone – from paddling about in Europe’s deepest canyon to enjoying a picturesque lunch and then finishing off in the fields of lavender. We recommend an early departure for the beaches near Aiguine, take the D957 …

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Ashley TinkerExploreRoad Trips South of France

Weekend at the Gorges du Verdon

For my birthday last month, Robin and I headed off for an indulgent long weekend. When in Europe eh? We had been to the Southern parts of the Gorges du Verdon where you’ll find many turquoise lakes. …Continue reading here for more on Ashley and Robin’s road trip to the visit …

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Provence Getaway Gorges du Verdon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Provence Getaway Gorges du Verdon and Beyond

After several centuries, cascades of turquoise water carved a 20km limestone canyon known as the Gorges du Verdon, which became part of the protected Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon in 1997. The Verdon River flows 166km from its source in the Alps to Lac St Croix engraving the sheer rock …

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Tourtour main square Explore Provence Verdon Var
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Explore Provence Verdon for Intense Nature, Vines, and Villages

The family reunion began in Paris, with ten (10) of us gathering for two nights. It was an intense program as the kids wanted to visit all the sights from Sacré Coeur to the Eiffel Tower and points in between. After three nights in the “City of Lights,” we took …

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Guide to the Villages of Provence Verdon

Explore the Var The Var is a large geographical and administrative department in Provence. It includes varied terrain from seaside towns to the Îles d’Hyères Archipelago (including Porquerolles) to France’s Grand Canyon – the Gorges de Verdon. From the Mediterranean to the foothills of the Southern Alps, this region offers …

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Picturesque Gorges de la Nesque
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

Why Picturesque Gorges de la Nesque is Ideal for Biking or Driving

The Gorges de la Nesque is the most spectacular gorge in Provence after the Gorges du Verdon. Whether you are a hiker or cyclist it offers breathtaking views and even in the height of summer is not overrun with either so you can still enjoy its beauty in peace. If …

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Lavender Provence Artisans Recipes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Lavender in Provence 7 Best Places to Visit

Lavender blooms for a relatively short time in Provence. Like any plant, the exact peak flowering time depends on several factors, including weather and altitude. Generally, the lavender fields in the South of France peak in early July and are harvested by mid-August. Many people plan their trips specifically to …

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Rustrel a Luberon Village for a week in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsVillages Towns and Cities

Holiday Escape to Rustrel: Village Life in the Luberon Valley

We have featured many villages and larger towns from St Remy to Nice in our “Where we live in Provence” series, including other places in the Luberon. Perhaps missed by the typical tourist itineraries, Rustrel is a small Luberon Valley village worth visiting. We asked Beth, who owns a home …

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Discovering Provence's Almond Trees
Local Food ProducersTasteVirginie Van Der Wees

Discovering Provence’s Almond Trees and Wonderful Recipes

The following text, in English and French, is a short introduction to discovering Provence’s almond trees and a few recipes. In the Provencal countryside, it is common to see almond trees growing in the wild. Several regional producers cultivate almonds for local consumption and use in local confectioneries like the …

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