Context Travel Walking Tours @Aixcentric
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New Walking Tours by Context Travel

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Context Travel, already operating across Europe, Asia and the Americas, have just added Provence to their list of city-tours. Their difference is that their guides are scholars or specialists: architects, art historians, environmentalists, classicists for instance, thus bringing an academic perspective to the tour. The …

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Vaison fountain #VaisonlaRomaine @JanetHenderson
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Provence History in Motion: let the stones talk while you walk

Almost anywhere in Provence a casual glance around oneself will reveal a proliferation of Roman ruins, medieval hilltop fortresses, Renaissance châteaux and Romanesque cathedrals, for this is a  region steeped in history (not to mention myth, legend and folklore). Yet much of that history remains maddeningly elusive for the Anglo-Saxon …

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Ecobalades Philippe Laurenson La Provence
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Aix App – For Walks in the Country

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Do you like rambling in the countryside around Aix? Are you interested in the flora and fauna? If so, you might like to try ecoBalade, a recently-launched free app. It’s designed to answer questions like, ‘What is this plant?’, or ‘What kind of a bird …

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Viktorija Todorovska’s Wine and Olive Affair

Contributor blog post by Ginger and Nutmeg: “Tu es amoureuse des olives!” A six-year-old’s words to describe author, linguist, sommelier and Mediterranean food aficionado Viktorija Todorovska. According to Todorovska, the young girl pegged her with such laser accuracy that she is considering changing the title on her business cards to …

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The Modern Trobadors @ModernTrobador #Provence Tour
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Meander Provence with Modern Trobadors Tours

The Modern Trobadors may travel through Provence with i-Devices and digital cameras, but their goal is similar to their medieval brethren to share news about this diverse corner of France. Now, you can join them on a bespoke tour of Provence in 2016. Medieval troubadours were poets and musicians who …

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Food Tour Nice Rosé Pissaladiere Cote d'Azur @PerfProvence
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Traditional Food Tour in Nice

Let’s just say it had been a few years since I had spent any time in Nice. My last visit was during an era when backpacks with external frames were acceptable, walkmans were hip, travel on $20 a day was possible and the Euro had not been invented. I was …

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Patina #Arles Heather Robinson @LostinArles @HeatherRobinson
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Getting Lost in Arles a Guided Tour

We had barely walked 3km from our meeting point, but we were utterly lost in the architecture and history of Arles. My husband and I were in Arles for our an annual trip to the sous-prefecture to request the forms for renewal of our long-stay visas. This process involves getting …

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Les Pastras Grape Crush #WinesofProvence @LesPastras
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Old School Grape Crush at Les Pastras

The summer truffle-hunts have wound down, and it’s too early to look for the black diamond beauties, but the Pepins refuse to take a break! They are inviting you to come on over and get your feet dirty…or rather purple. For some background on this Franco-American truffle-hunting couple, please reading …

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Discover Provence Lavender @AboutProvence
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Discover Provence Top Picks in Provence

Sarah Pernet spends her days guiding visitors around Provence. Her company Discover Provence founded only four years ago, has already achieved Trip Advisor certificates of excellence and Rick Steves’ stamp of approval. You can read the full story here. We asked Sarah to share her Perfectly Provence picks with readers: …

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Place des Precheurs #AixenProvence
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6 Must-See Squares in Aix

At the heart of French culture — not to mention community and architecture — is the place, or square. Every town, big or small, has its fair share of places that have overseen festivals, markets, and families for centuries. Here are 6 worth finding in Aix-en-Provence. 1. Place des Martyrs de la …

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