Hiking Provence Spring Poppies
David & Karen TaylorExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

If you like Walking and Hiking Provence is for You

Contributor blog post by David: Saint Saturnin Les Apt is the perfect destination if you are a keen walker. We have a guidebook available with 20 walks from the village ranging in distance from 5 to 20k and therefore for all levels of fitness. Today we chose a short walk, not …

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AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

A Trip to Arles: Cultural and Lunch Reasons to Visit this City

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Cultural Arles The newly-created arts and cultural centre, LUMA, based in the old railway sheds, has a handful of shows this summer and fall. Headlining them is Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016), an 80-work retrospective which will be taking place until 6th January. I …

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Merindol Massacre Luberon Provence History
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Understanding The Merindol Massacre and Provence’s Dark Religious History 

Plenty of villages in the Luberon Valley lay claim to les plus beaux villages de France (the most beautiful villages in France), and many of those proudly display Villages Fleuris (flowering villages) emblems on local street signs. Enchanted by weather-worn scenes of charming hilltop hamlets and gently numbed by a glass of …

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Lavender Uzes
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in Provence

Searching For the Love of Lavender Near Uzes

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger Lavender Near Uzes Had the Barefoot Blogger known lavender fields are so close to Uzes, and how fabulous they are in person, I would have been visiting them much before now. Thank goodness I found out how to get to some of the best …

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La Ferme aux Lavandes Sault
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in Provence

A Scented Visit to La Ferme aux Lavandes in Sault

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: It’s lavender season in Provence! And what better way to enjoy it than to incorporate a visit to a lavender farm in the stunning fields around Sault, the capital of lavender. For quite some time, I have been enjoying the beautiful posts of charming villages, …

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Sites Saint Paul de Vence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

Exploring the Tastes and Sites of Saint Paul de Vence

Contributor blog post by Laura: Saint Paul de Vence is a beautiful medieval town in the South of France, close to Nice. It has nice narrow streets, terraces, restaurants and breathtaking views of the surrounding area. We loved walking around in this picturesque place! The main square of the town is …

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Visiting Var Kids Summer Kids in the Var
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest Post

Visiting the Var with kids this Summer? My top 10 things to do

Guest Post: by Susana Iwase Hanson of Provence-living.net the website and online community for sharing information about Cotignac and its nearby villages. Discover how this accomplished lady and her family ended up in the beautiful town of Cotignac. It’s summertime in Provence and are her suggestions for ten (10) things to do with …

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Sault Lavender Festival @VaucluseDreamer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spend A lovely day at the Sault Lavender Festival

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I do enjoy a good festival – whether it’s a big County Show in England or a small local food event in France such as The Honey Fair at Goult this year. With that in mind, the signs for the Fete de la Lavande at …

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French Riviera Style French Lessons Blog
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJemma - French Lessons

French Riviera Style Ten (More) Ways to Spot You’re in the Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Jemma: Let summer begin! It’s not just that the calendar has sailed past June 21, varyingly known as the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and France’s Fête de la Musique, when entire cities put on their dancing shoes. Non, another sign of summer – at …

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Pointe Rouge Beach
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Marseille Things to Do: Visit the Pointe Rouge Beach and the Frioul Islands

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Now the summer has arrived it’s the perfect time for a trip down to one of Marseille’s southerly beaches, Pointe Rouge. It’s sandy and sheltered and the lifeguards are already in place. It was developed in the 60s, and the marina now hosts 1,800 boats. …Continue reading …

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