Monaco Views
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What to See on a Day Trip to Monaco

One of the most famous locations on the French Riviera is the glamorous principality of Monaco. Although it is a separate country to France, it’s close proximity to Nice makes it a great place to head for a day out. Not only is it packed with beautiful views, stunning architecture, …

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Hilltop Villages Côte d'Azur Gourdon, The Eagle’s Nest
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleVillages Towns and Cities

Hilltop Villages to See the Côte d’Azur Hinterlands

When most people think of the Côte d’Azur, they think of glamorous spots like Cannes, Antibes, and Nice—beautiful cities, all of them. But this glorious corner of France is also home to charming inland villages that are well worth a visit. Let’s look at a few. Gourdon, The Eagle’s Nest …

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Cathedral Bell Tower and Square Ambiance d’Aix two bedroom apartment
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Remember to Keep Looking Up in Aix-en-Provence

When at home in Aix-en-Provence, we never tire of strolling the cobbled lanes, looking up and around to see what new treasures we can spy – have we noticed that fountain before? And look at that interesting frieze just below a roofline!  Looking Up in Aix We have guided our …

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LUMA Arles Arts Centre
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Plan Your Visit to LUMA Arles Arts Centre

Long-time Aixcentric followers will have read about the development of the old SNCF railway sheds and shunting yards into LUMA Arles, a stylish arts centre, funded by Swiss industrialist and art-lover Maja Hoffman. Hopefully, the photo gives you an idea of the scale of the ‘Parc des Ateliers’ site: the …

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Villefranche-sur-Mer French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Feeling at Ease in Villefranche-sur-Mer and French Riviera

Guest Writer: Solo on the French Riviera Of all the places, I choose Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera as my holiday escape for two weeks a year. As a working woman, in my fifties, I am conscious that travelling alone is not always easy. Short of not being able to …

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Goldworthy's Refuge d'Art Hiking Trail Provence
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Goldsworthy’s Refuge d’Art Hiking Trail in Provence

Hiking and Culture Works by British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, known for creating outdoor installations from natural materials found nearby, form part of a new 150km “art” hiking route which stretches across the north of our region. Named the Refuge d’Art, in the Unesco Geopark reserve in collaboration with the Gassendi Museum …

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Col de la Bonette
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleRoad Trips South of France

Is Col de la Bonette the Highest Road In Europe?

In the easternmost part of Provence, near the border with Italy, lies the wild and rugged Mercantour National Park. It is famous for its natural beauty, its Bronze Age stone carvings and its growing population of grey wolves. It is also home to the Route de la Bonette, a road …

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Destination Nice French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostRoad Trips South of France

French Riviera top 10 Best Eco-Friendly Things to Do

Guest Post: Have you ever wanted to take a trip to France’s French Riviera? Are you looking for fun activities that let you appreciate nature and its wonders? If you said “yes” to both of these questions, then the French Riviera is for you! If you’re looking for our list …

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Palais du Justice. Place des Prêcheurs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Aix Walking Tours Fun Way to Discover Provencal History

The Seaward family settled in Provence after touring the world for 15 months. In July 2019, Richard Seaward launched – Aix Walking Tours – inspired by some of the city walks that they enjoyed during their global journey. After a fast-paced career, Richard chose to slow-it-down and focus on small-group …

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French Riviera Must-See Destinations
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of FranceVillages Towns and Cities

French Riviera Must-See Destinations on the Côte d’Azur

Join us for a road trip along the French Riviera to these must-see destinations. Welcome to the French Riviera, home to glamorous stars, sparkling water, parasols and beach loungers, and fabulous yachts. Evocative images of the Côte d’Azur exist in movies and reality. The French Riviera runs from Cassis (although …

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