Visit Saint Raphael Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to the Old Town of Saint-Raphaël on the Cote d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Laura: Saint-Raphaël is a beautiful coastal town that lies between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. You can walk along the seashore, but you can also visit the old town, the archaeological museum and its tower with a view over the city. On the streets of the old town, you …

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Family-Friendly Holiday Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Our Top Ideas for a Family-Friendly Holiday in Provence

Les Vacances! Holidays in Provence en Famille The trip is booked, finally a chance to spend some time in Provence with the family. However, you want this experience to be one that everyone (and every age) will remember with equal amounts of joy. Touring old Provencal villages in a hot …

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Gout et Voyage Tours Provence Wine Tasting
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Gout et Voyage Tours a Chance to Experience the Flavours of Provence

Goût et Voyage Culinary Travel Martine and I have lunch once a year in Provence, it was my turn to pick the spot and L’Aile ou la Cuisse was a safe bet. Located in the heart of old St Rémy de Provence it’s a restaurant that we had both tried …

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Fréjus Site de Malpasset
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura Snoek

Fréjus Site de Malpasset a Broken Dam and a Shocking Story

Contributor blog post by Laura: Have you ever heard of the broken dam of Malpasset near Fréjus? I hadn’t before I went there, but it is quite an impressive site. The area of the ‘Site de Malpasset’ is a beautiful, natural site, but which unfortunately has a sad history. On …

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Lavender Fields Vaucluse
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie Whitmarsh

Purple Turns Provence – Where to see Lavender Fields in the Vaucluse.

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: It’s this time of year that Provence turns purple when the Lavender fields start to explode with colour and the air fills with scent as the flowerheads gently brush against each other in the breeze. The air above them seems to shimmer with the colour …

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Fréjus Cloisters Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

Spend a Day in Fréjus on the Less-Crowded Cote d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Laura: Fréjus is a beautiful town in the South of France, near Saint-Raphaёl. The old town with its colored houses is very much worth a visit, as well as the Roman ruins, and walks in nature around it. When you are driving there, you will probably …

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Author Samuel Beckett’s Roussillon
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Discovering Author Samuel Beckett’s Roussillon in the Luberon Valley

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: The red hills of Roussillon are an inspiration for artists, but I had no idea how many famous authors came to visit Roussillon. On my first visit to Roussillon, while riding along the winding roads of the Luberon, it amazed me to see the massive red …

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Aix-en-Provence City Guide Mont Sainte Victoire Views
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Aix-en-Provence City Guide – Unearthing the Treasures

This article was originally published in Global Living Magazine (December 2012), details and contact information have been updated. Historic Aix-en-Provence Magnetic Aix-en-Provence is one of the wealthier cities in France, with a long history of civilisation and an impressive roster of distinguished inhabitants. This city guide only begins to scratch the …

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Provence Family Vacation Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Provence Family Vacation Ideas for Holidays with Kids in the Alpilles

Family Vacation in Provence Those iconic images of rows of lavender, fields of sunflowers and bright red poppies, Roman ruins and cobblestone villages are actual landscapes of Provence, but unlikely to interest your children for an extended period. Whenever friends visit the Alpilles with their families, it has been our …

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Family-Friendly Holidays French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

Top Picks for Kid-Friendly Holidays on The French Riviera

I’m very happy to share some tips for families visiting the French Riviera, being a ‘local’ I sometimes forget where the hidden gems are myself. The French Riviera is a great place for families with an appealing mix of culture, outdoor activities and great climate adding up to a holiday …

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