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Spend a day in Aix en Provence

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Another of our favourite cities is Aix en Provence, about an hours drive from Saint Saturnin Les Apt, it is a busy university town with a certain chic feel to it, like Marseille stunning buildings, much history and of course plenty of fine shopping …

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Vieux Port Marseille
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A Day in Marseille

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Marseille is a must do day out whilst staying in Provence. Its about 90 minutes drive from Saint Saturnin Les Apt, parking is easy and reasonably charged. The Petit Train is a great way to see the highlights. The Vieux Port is a big …

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2015 Vendage is under way in the Luberon #WinesofProvence @ProvenceTayls
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The Vendage is under way in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Whilst the local roads are quieter as the tourist season begins to calm down the latest challenge to ones journey is the tractors towing the trailers laden with grapes. Its been an exceptionally hot summer with low rain fall (until recently) which has led …

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Fabulous local goats cheese Banon @ProvenceTayls
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Fabulous local goats cheese in Banon

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: The nearby village of Banon is renowned for its appellation controlled goats cheese. We are lucky to know a local award winning producer and can recommend a visit to their small shop on the farm where you can buy the freshest goats cheese at excellent …

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Bouillabaisse #Marseille @ProvenceTayls
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Love France Love Food Love Fish?

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: France is of course renowned for its gastronomy and in Provence one of the most famous dishes is the Bouillabaisse, originating from Marseille. We ate at one of our favourite restaurants (in the world!) this week , which specialises in this great dish. A …

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Marseille Vieux Port #Marseille #Provence @ProvenceTayls
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Loving Marseille

By David Taylor Last week we had a great day in Marseille, the city has improved so much over the last few years and is worthy of at least one day if not two. Naturally being by the sea the harbour is a highlight, surrounded by restaurants where you can …

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Butterfly at le Chene @ProvenceTayls
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Butterfly spotting at Le Chene

Contributor blog post by David Taylor Thank you to our guest at Le Chene, Jeremy Birkett who took this picture last week whilst staying and enjoying the Lavender in the garden. The ‘Scarce Swallowtail’ is in fact quite common in central and southern Europe. The name ‘Scarce’ is the result …

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Cassis Port #Cassis #Provence @ProvenceTayls
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Cassis is Perfect on a Sunday for Lunch

What is there better to do on a warm Summer Sunday than visit Cassis – 27 degrees forecast today, leave early, take a walk along the calanques, ( inland waterways with high cliff faces), be seated for lunch by 12.30 at one of the many port side restaurants, Explore this …

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Lavender Mont Ventoux @ProvenceTayls
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The Lavender is at its best at Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: July is without doubt one of my favourite months, its reliably hot, notably this year being very settled with above average temperatures. One can breakfast outside and take lunch in the shade of the plane trees. The balmy evening temperatures are perfect too for …

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Hiking the Perreal #Hiking #Provence @ProvenceTayls
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Hiking the Perreal Hill

This is walk number four from our green guide. Walking from our home adds a kilometre each way, so totalling 11 kilometres which took us two hours including stopping for photos and refreshments. ( not the bar in the village!) This is the Perreal on the west side of the …

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