Provence Highlights Trip Planning Marseille Vieux Port Artichokes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

7 Days in Provence Highlights for Trip Planning

A Week in Provence Key to a great holiday in Provence (or anywhere) is striking a balance between activity and downtime. We have been fortunate to have many friends visit the region. Of course, we like to think it all about us, but the reality is Provence is magnetic. After …

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Favourite Places Visit Provence Avignon Pont d'Avignon
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My Favourite Places to Visit in Provence

Places to Visit in Provence The region is one of the most visited areas in France. From bustling, edgy Marseille to the red cliffs of Cassis, fragrant lavender fields of the Luberon, Aix-en-Provence’s colourful markets, wine and art. There’s something in Provence to please everyone. No wonder it’s everyone’s favourite. …

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Marseille Les Goudes Trip
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Marseille to Les Goudes Day Trip

Just imagine this being the view from your lunch table. That’s the pleasure of being in Les Goudes, an enjoyable boat ride from Marseille’s Vieux Port. An 8-euro one-way ticket takes you out through the Vieux Port, past Fort Saint Jean and MuCEM, out to the open sea where the …

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Beach Les Lecques
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Spend the Day at the Beach at Les Lecques

Family Day at the Sea A trip to Les Goudes, the tiny fishing port on the eastern edge of Marseille, is delightful. However, it isn’t particularly child-friendly. Some days, you want a bucket-and-spade day where little ones can scoot their scooters, pedal their trikes or ride along in prams. Suddenly, …

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Family-Friendly Holidays French Riviera
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Top 8 French Riviera Things to do en Famille

Top Picks for Family-Friendly French Riviera This guest post on ideas for activities for the whole family on the French Riviera comes from Helen Bates. Bates and her husband, Niall, have been living in the South of France for 12 years after leaving their careers in finance in the City …

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Cassis France Provence
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Calanques the Stunning Fjords of Provence

The Fjords of Provence Just east of Marseille lays the charming coastal town of Cassis, nestled at the bottom of steep, vineyard-covered hills that come almost to the sea. It’s so adorably cute that you might think you are walking into a postcard. There’s nothing better than a stroll through …

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Day Trips Around Nice
ExploreLocals Travel TipsMary Kay Seales

Top 10 Day Trips Around Nice a French Riviera Guide

Day Trips Around Nice Time’s a Wasting! Stop Dreaming & Start Packing for your Summer 2019 Trip to the French Riviera If you’re a regular to the French Riviera, then you already know that the hip city of Nice with seven kilometres of beaches makes a great base for exploring …

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Tips Renting Car Provence France
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Tips for Renting a Car in Provence

Renting a car in Provence can be a fun experience. Having the freedom of your own wheels is great, especially if you don’t overpay in the process. Here are a couple of tips on how to make the most of it.

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Kids Playgrounds French Riviera
ExploreLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

Kids Play a Guide to Playgrounds on the French Riviera

I thought it was due time to update my previous blog post about playgrounds on the French Riviera. If you have children, the region has lots of options for playground fun. I have included mostly free public options. …Continue reading here for playgrounds and where kids can play for free …

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Saint-Raphaёl Beaches
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The Best Saint-Raphaёl Beaches My Top 5 Picks for Family Fun

Contributor blog post by Laura: Are you on holiday near Saint-Raphaёl on the Côte d’Azur and would you like to know which beach to go to? Here’s our selection of 5 best beaches for you to try out! 1. Calanque du Petit Canereit, Antheor A beautiful, natural spot away from the …

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