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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Frederick Paul @FP_invisible #LeVisibleEstInvisible
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Discovering Invisible Aix-en-Provence

My friend Delphine who runs Crepes Cidre et Co gave me a flyer Frédéric Paul’s walking tours of Aix-en-Provence in June 2014…then the summer got away from me. It was June 2015 before I stumbled across this #LeVisibleEstInvisible and remembered Frédéric’s unique tours of Aix-en-Provence and beyond – Le Visible …

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Discover Provence Sarah and Rick Steves @AboutProvence
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Discover Provence Tours with Locals

It must have been a bit of a let down for Sarah Pernet, the founder of Discover Provence, to meet with travel guru Rick Steves one week and myself the next. It is obvious why Discover Provence (established 2012) is on Mr. Steves’ radar, this young company has achieved the …

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Discover Absolutely Southern France

By nutmeg Nancy McGee installed herself in France some 30-odd years ago. A Canadian by birth she speaks both official languages (French and English) thanks to her French-Canadian mother. Nancy says that growing up in Baie Comeau, Quebec for those who do not know the geography is “ Basically not …

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Roussillon Red Cliffs #Roussillon @bfblogger2013
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Roussillon: For Art and Authors

By Deborah The red hills of Roussillon appear seemingly from nowhere as you ride along the winding road of the Luberon. Once you see it clearly, you know this tiny village is special. “How is it possible that so much red is in one place?” you say to yourself. The …

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Moustiers-Ste-Marie Market #Provence @FranceenVelo
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursStay Fit in Provence

Picnics in Provence with France en Velo

This post is from Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh the authors of France en Vélo – The Ultimate Cycle Journey From Channel to Med – St-Malo to Nice. There are many fantastic restaurants and cafes in Provence, but my most memorable meals are those eaten by the road side. Cycle …

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