Hotel Le Couvent Royal St-Maximin-la-Ste-Baume
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St Maximin and Gourmet Food in Provence

The village of St-Maximin-la-Ste-Baume is located 30 minutes South of Aix en Provence. There is fabulous history in this village, including the tombs of Mary Magdalene and St Maximinus (who the village was named after). There are also beautiful spots to stay and visit including the Hotel Le Couvent Royal (Hotel …

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Le Mas Pont Roman Bedroom @Hildast
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Forcalquier Walking in the footsteps of the Romans

Hilda Stearn shares a series of posts from her visit to Provence in November.  Don’t wait until the fall to visit Forcalquier in Haute Provence it is beautiful all year round and the summer market is delightful. Read on to find out where Hilda stayed and her impressions of the …

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Clos Saint Paul #Mazan #Rentals #Provence @ClosSaintPaul
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Clos Saint Paul a Rental for Cyclists and Wine Lovers

Clos Saint Paul is located just outside the village of Mazan in Provence’s Vaucluse. The 260-year-old building previously operated as a chambre d’hôte (B&B) for visitors interested in exploring Mont Ventoux and the villages of the Dentelles. This private, six-bedroom house is now owned by a group of Canadians who …

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Harmony House #StRemy #Rentals @ProvencePost
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New: Sweet Rooms for Rent in St. Remy

By Julie Mautner After leaving this old St. Remy Maison du Village sit empty and rubble-filled for many years, the owner finally agreed to sell: to next-door neighbor Mireille Mazel-Pera and her husband Jean-Pierre de Detugny, who run the Atelier Pera gallery downstairs. “I’m the artist,” Mireille told me, “and …

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Eygalieres Bed and Breakfast: Jardin de Tim, a Secret Garden

The Jardin de Tim is a five a bedroom Bed and Breakfast located in Eygalières, Provence with a secret-like garden. The beautiful garden is filled with flowers, herbs and sculptures, semiprivate spaces bordered by hedges, a crystal blue pool for lounging and a shaded terrace for le petit déjeneur or a glass of rosé. The original building dates …

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Aix – Two Closures

By aixcentric This blog normally welcomes initiatives in town, but today must report on two closures, a hotel and a book-shop, both longstanding family businesses; and their demise says a lot about the way things are going in Aix. The hotel is the 3-star Le Manoir, in rue Entrecasteaux, which …

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The Villa Gallici #AixenProvence @MyDreamyProvence @Baglioni_Hotels
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Waffles, Roses and computer games at The Hotel Villa Gallici

They never appreciated a luxury holiday but now my girls (the whirls as I call them – because they are always whirling around) have really started to enjoy a touch of 5 star……..  Ooooh!  they exclaimed as we were shown to our room at the stunning Villa Gallici Hotel in Aix …

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Le Pre d’Islan Self-catered Apartments Avignon @hildast
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Le Pre d’Islan an Oasis of Calm in Montfavet Avignon

Back in 2006, I got to know a family living on the outskirts of the village via my mum. The family were very kind to me during her short illness and made a special point of keeping in touch thereafter. In 2007, we received an invitation to a wedding in …

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Domaine de Manville vue du bar @DomaineManville
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Alpilles Luxury Escape at Domaine de Manville

It took seven years, 50-million Euros and loads of patience before Domaine de Manville could achieve its 5-star rating. Edith and Patrick Saut are the visionary owners behind this new luxury “Palace Rural” situated in the heart of the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles.

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Mas de la Croix de Fer Mallemort Provence
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Mas de la Croix de Fer Self-Catered Gites in Mallemort

The owners of Mas de la Croix de Fer are celebrating their second season of running self-catering cottages in the Bouches-du-Rhône. The story of how they ended up in Mallemort is one of fate. Born in Zambia, Charmaine is a genuine South African – she speaks both English and Afrikaans. …

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