Christmas Holiday Traditions December Santa Swim
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Christmas Holiday Traditions in Provence and the Cote d’Azur

Contributor blog post by PhoebeThomas: Christmas in Provence is full of traditions both ancient and new, religious and secular, making it a fascinating and fun time to visit this part of France.Provence is such a popular summertime destination that it might come as a surprise to find out that it’s …

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Transhumance Provence
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Transhumance in Provence and a Hill-Top Village

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Every year in early autumn in the Alps animals that have spent the summer grazing in high pastures are brought down to the valleys for the winter.  This movement of livestock is called transhumance and in many villages it’s the perfect opportunity to get together and celebrate; a …

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buche de noel bûche de Noël
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Christmas in Provence Traditions: What is a bûche de Noël?

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: The Christmas meal in France, eaten on the evening of the 24th of December, wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t end with a delicious dessert of bûche de Noël, but what exactly is a bûche de Noël? Literally translated bûche de Noël means Christmas …

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Autumn Garden South France
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Living in the South of France – my autumn garden

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Back in late 2015 I was asked by the magazine Living France to write a series of articles about my garden in the Côte d’Azur. I wrote one for each season and couldn’t publish them here on the blog as the magazine, being an actual …

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UNESCO France
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20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France to visit

Contributor blog post by Phoebe: Exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites has become something of a trend in our family over the past few years. It’s something I’ve always done, albeit sometimes without realising, particularly when much younger, but now it’s something we actively seek out when travelling. These sites have …

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Spencer Byles Sculpture A Year in a French Forest
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A Year in a French Forest: Magical Forest Art by Spencer Byles

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: In the forest, just down the road, I recently came across something pretty magical. Something unique and intriguing but hidden and secret, and yet open to everyone. You may be lucky and stumble upon this surprising place, but more likely than not, you won’t. Deep …

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Cycling Nice Velo Bleu
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Try Cycling in Nice by Using a Vélo Bleu

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Cycling along the seafront, along the splendid Promenade des Anglais in Nice, looking out across the dazzling azure sea, is one of our favourite family activities. No longer do we have to faff around fixing the bike rack to the car to load up …

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Travel Tips for Free Family Fun in Nice France
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Travel Tips for Free Family Fun in Nice France

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: I’ve recently had the pleasure of writing a guest post for one of my favourite travel blogs, The World is a Book all about free things to do in Nice with children as part of a series of free things to do in cities all …

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Easter Carnival #FrenchRiviera
Lifestyle: Art & CulturePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Easter Carnival on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: As spring arrives on the Côte d’Azur, towns and villages across the region come out to play. Fêtes and celebrations of all sorts take place, heralding the end of winter and the arrival of the good weather.  …Continue reading here for Phoebe’s photos from the …

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Postcards from a French Road Trip
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Postcards from a French Road Trip

Contributor blog post by Phoebe: Anyone who’s been following this blog for a while will know that we enjoy a good old road trip in our family and go on a long one almost every summer. A few years ago, before I started writing and documenting our travels, we took …

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