Beautiful Nice Promenade des Anglais Paul Shawcross
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Nissa la Bella – Paul Shawcross writes about his favourite places in beautiful Nice

Fabulous Nice lies along the shores of Baie des Anges at the eastern end of Provence, on what English speakers call the French Riviera but which the French know as the Côte d’Azur.  The English aristocracy discovered its delights during the early Victorian era but the secret eventually got out …

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Bindu Trips Provence Lourmarin
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursPaul Shawcross

Provence and Bindu Trips – Opening up infinite possibilities for exploring this region

Bindu Trips is a new paradigm in travel planning which provides all the tools needed to plan the perfect trip. Bindu saves the traveller both time and money with travel itineraries, trip planning and insider tips which allows them to get to the fun part faster! The word Bindu is …

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The 1st century Pont Julien in the Luberon #Luberon #Provence @PaulShawcrossUK
Lifestyle: Art & CulturePaul ShawcrossProvencal History & Traditions

The Pont Julien at Bonnieux

The Luberon in Provence is best known for its beautiful ‘villages perchés’ which visitors flock to in large numbers especially during July and August. Many are unaware of the existence of Pont Julien and indeed some visitors simply stumble upon it while visiting the most well known of these villages, …

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Pont d'Avignon Provence @paulshawcrossuk
Explore: Travel in ProvencePaul Shawcross

Sur, or is it Sous, le Pont d’Avignon

The Rhone at Avignon is very wide and fast flowing and nowadays there are two modern bridges, or four if you include Eiffel’s box-girder railway bridge and the new TGV bridge further downstream. However, in medieval times crossing the river was very difficult as the only previous bridge, a wooden …

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Les Deux Garcons café on the Cours Mirabeau at Aix-en Provence #AixenProvence #PaulShawcross
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A Quick Guide to the Aix-en-Provence Essentials

Founded in AD 122 by the Romans and known as Aquas Sextias, Aix-en-Provence, the old capital of Provence and seat of the Aix Parliament , is a charming and graceful city with 17 and 18C buildings, squares and magnificent avenues.

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Deux Garcons Cours Mirabeau Aix #AixenProvence @PerfectlyProvence
Paul ShawcrossRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Les Deux Garçons a Famous Aix-en-Provence Restaurant

This renowned Aix institution is located where else but the Cours Mirabeau with a decor largely unchanged since it was established in 1792 and which could have come straight from an Italian film set!

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