Saorge Provence @unxplorer
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Photo Friday: Saorge

Saorge, nestled on the border of France and Italy, just an hour northeast from Nice, was a surprise and delight. With a population of just 445, the town is cozy (and everyone knows your business). But winding staircases and ample hiking trails made it a place we will return again …

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Boulangerie #Provence #TravelTips @unxplorer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceThe Unexplorer

5 Things You Do To Show You’re a Tourist in Provence

We hate being treated like tourists when we visit another place, and yet sometimes it’s our actions that send up a red flag that we’re strangers. Here are 5 ways you might be tipping your cards about being a tourist (and how to get a poker face). You Walk Around …

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Market stand #Markets #Provence @unxplorer
Lifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of FranceThe Unexplorer

5 Tips for Navigating any Provençal Market

One of my very favorite things to do in any city, near or far from home, is to visit the local market. There, you can find local delicacies, pick out souvenirs, and take some great photos. Provence is known for its markets. Every day of the week, one town or …

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Église Saint-Jean-de-Malte #AixenProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & TraditionsThe Unexplorer

Église Saint-Jean-de-Malte: A Church of Firsts

It’s a pretty big honor to be the first Roman Catholic church in a region where around half of the population is Catholic. Back in the 12th century, Église Saint-Jean-de-Malte served as a hospice and chapel for the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem of the Order of Malta.  This group was formed …

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La Table De Patrick Raingeard #Eze #Provence @Unxplorer
Restaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Why Everyone Should Eat at a Michelin-Starred Restaurant

While the bill induced heartburn in my husband and I, what we will always remember about our Michelin-starred restaurant visit is the amazing food and experience we had. La Table de Patrick Raingeard wined us, dined us, and left us feeling like the elite wealthy, though we certainly are not. …

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Roman Baths at Greoux-les-Bains @unxplorer #Provence
Lifestyle: Art & CultureThe Unexplorer

The Magic of the Roman Baths at Greoux-les-Bains

Midway through my five magical weeks in Provence with my family, I needed a break. Don’t laugh, but traveling is hard. There’s the culture shock. And speaking French, which we all can, but it’s still pretty taxing. Then I traveled to Italy with my mother and her friend. So, by …

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