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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Booking Now a Magical Christmas Holiday Tour in Provence

There are encouraging signs for travellers hoping to venture to international destinations. Halfway through 2021 and six months from Christmas day, it’s time to give yourself a present – the gift of travel. Goût et Voyage is booking spots on the Provence for the Holidays tour for this December. At the …

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Tour de France Provence
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

Watching the Tour de France in Provence

We are so lucky, living where we do, as the roads around us are often used for professional cycle races, including the Tour de France. Since buying the house here, it has passed close by twice, and we have taken every opportunity to watch the professional riders race along some …

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Riding Mont Ventoux
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Riding Mont Ventoux Wasn’t My Plan

Sitting in the north of the Vaucluse, on the border with the Drome, Mont Ventoux dominates the skyline. This mountain, with its white-scree summit, is an iconic landmark and its profile is instantly recognizable from afar, even as far away as the Camargue. Mont Ventoux can be seen from many …

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Paint and Tour Provence Tessa Baker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Paint and Tour Provence with Tessa Baker this Fall

Artist Tessa Baker has finalized the details for two painting tours this fall. Now is your chance to visit the region and explore your artistic side. Join an intimate group of other creative types wanting to improve their painting skills in Provence with Tessa’s coaching. September 4 – 11, 2021: …

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Via Ferrata Cavaillon
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Via Ferrata a High Wire Act in Cavaillon

“It certainly had some scary moments.”  That was le Fils Aixcentric’s take on the Via Ferrata in Cavaillon, even though he’s tried them out in the Alps.  Meaning ‘iron way,’ a Via Ferrata is a series of scrambles along the mountainside linked by metal ladders, hand-holds, bridges and ropes. The …

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Lakes Rivers of Provence Cotignac waterfall
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The Stunning Lakes and Rivers of Provence

Looking for a way to relax and enjoy Provence? Then look no further than exploring the many enchanting rivers and lakes within this region. They offer clear waters, plenty of opportunities to explore their shores, various hiking and water sporting activities and sunbathing. Lac de Saint-Croix This lake is located …

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Marseille OohProvence Group Tours Itineraries
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15% Discount When You Book a OohProvence Tour

In 2013, Christopher Curtis and Laurent Nurisso closed their design boutiques in London and drove to Provence. Ignoring their friends who could not fathom a move to France, this creative duo (photographer and painter) viewed Marseille as a diamond in the rough ready for exploration. Swapping the United Kingdom’s grey …

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Watch the French SUP Cup in Estérel Côte d’Azur!
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Watch the French SUP Cup in Estérel Côte d’Azur!

This weekend head to Saint-Raphaël to watch top stand-up paddleboard (SUP) champions and kids compete in this Coupe de France event. Event Details June 3: Registrations close June 5: 10 am: Kids lessons June 5: 2 pm: 1st French Surf Federation race June 5: 6 pm: Sprint June 6: 10 …

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Active Holidays French Riviera Cycling
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Ideas for Active Holidays on the French Riviera

Only 35 minutes from the Nice Airport at 550m above sea level, the peaceful village of Châteauneuf-Villevieille is a clear contrast to the dynamic French city. Set against the flank of Mont Férion in the préalpes, Châteauneuf-Villevieille is an excellent base for an active holiday near the French Riviera. The …

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My Visit Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Rousset the Best of Living Near Aix-en-Provence

Virginie Van Der Wees lives with her young family near the Mont Sainte Victoire, a short 20-minute drive from Aix-en-Provence. She is a masseuse and a certified French teacher for non-French speakers. Since 2018, Virginie puts together full immersion experiences that include hosting and supporting language learners in her family’s …

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