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Provençal Flowers in Grasse for Dior Perfume

We joined a fabulous day out organized by the Cotignac Museum entitled, ‘Le Parfum de la Terre à la Bouteille’ – perfume from the earth to the bottle. About forty of us caught an 8am bus to Grasse and arrived a couple of hours later at the family-run flower estate, …

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Grasse – Perfume Capital of France

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Last week we spent the morning in Grasse, a town I hadn’t visited for years. Of course it’s perfume-central with lots of parfumeries offering free tours and shops with tempting arrays of bottles, sprays, soaps and creams. Plus there’s the Musée International de la Parfumerie …

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Visitor Guide: Gardens of Provence

Beautiful Gardens of Provence France has many magnificent, historically significant gardens built for French royalty. The Palace of Versailles and its immaculate grounds are on your list of must-sees near Paris. Then there are the Jardins du Château de Fontainebleau south of the capital and the stunning Château de Chenonceau …

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Hiking the Nietzsche Trail to Eze Village view
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Hiking the Nietzsche Trail to Eze Village from the Seaside

We were on the French Riviera for a week, staying at a lovely apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer, and one of the things on my to-do list was hiking the Nietzsche Trail to Eze Village. There are many great things about the French Riviera, including the access to public transit, which makes …

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Spring Events in Provence
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2024 Spring Events in Provence What’s Happening This Year

Spring Events in Provence Provence is lovely in the Springtime. As with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but you should expect an odd rainstorm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. The apple, pear, apricot, cherry, and …

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Beautiful Mimosa at the Vineyard for French Riviera Winter Colours

Provence is known for its exceptional wines and breathtaking landscapes. But did you know our region is also home to a beautiful, fragrant plant? The mimosa, a plant native to Australia, grows on our vineyard and brings a touch of lively colour and subtle fragrance. The mimosa grows mainly in …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Looking for 18 holes? Golf Courses in Provence and Cote d’Azur

When you think of a golfing holiday, Provence may not be the place that first springs to mind. Perhaps it’s Scotland or Ireland that you think of first. While we agree that golf may have been invented in Scotland, and almost any golfer would love to play at the Old …

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Provence Winter Travel Essentials for Visiting at that Time

Many people think of Provence in the summer with its lavender fields, sunflowers, chilled rosé and swimming pools. I invite you to explore my winter travel ideas for those months in Provence. The text below appears in English first, followed by French for those trying to improve their language skills. …

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Winter in Provence Events Calendar La Rotonde Christmas Aix-en-Provence
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Winter in Provence Events a Planning Calendar for 2024

 Winter Festivals and Events in Provence So many images of the Provence and the Côte d’Azur are summer scenes with ribbons of blooming lavender fields, glasses of rosé with beads of condensation, and beautiful people in straw hats enjoying their holidays. Perhaps wintertime in Provence garners less attention, but it’s …

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Markets Provence Cote d'Azur
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Markets in Provence Cote d’Azur a List for Travel Planning

Welcome to our list of the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. This article is a reference directory by day of the week to better-known markets, producers’ markets and a few more. While it would be impossible to include every market in the region, we have tried to be …

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