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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Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe ThomasStay Fit in Provence

Cycling on the French Riviera and Beyond

Cycling on the Côte d’Azur and its backcountry is one of the most popular pastimes of both residents and visitors alike. It’s not a coincidence that many of the world’s top pro cyclists are based and train in the area. The geography and climate make it an ideal cycling region. …

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Travelling Provence How to Avoid Crowds
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Travelling in Provence Ideas to Avoid the Crowds

Travel in Provence, France and the rest of the world became a lot more complicated this spring, but not impossible. The following guest post by Molly Crockett outlines a few ideas and tips on how best to avoid the crowds when travelling in the South of France. Thanks to the …

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Beautiful Colourful Ochres Roussillon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

The Beautiful Colourful Ochres of Roussillon

Another Beautiful Village Friends and others headed to Provence often ask where they should go during their once in a lifetime visit to Provence. It is a hard question as most visitors have only six (6) days since they usually arrive on Saturday afternoon and depart the following Saturday morning; …

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Visit L’Isle Sur la Sorgue
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Markets and Other Reasons to Visit L’Isle Sur la Sorgue

Our first visit to the famous Sunday market in L’Isle sur la Sorgue was a nippy, blue-sky autumn morning. The summer crowds may have dispersed, but finding parking remained a bit of a contact sport. We got lucky. Why drag yourself out of bed to visit this Provencal town? Here …

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Arles Must-See Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Why Arles is a Must-See City in Provence

Roman Arles On a busy summer day, visitors crowd the streets, restaurants and cafés of Arles wanting to see this “A-list” city and its Roman traces. During the Roman Era, Arles was an important trading center with an important river port. Barges with cargo from all over the Empire travelled …

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Safe Cycling Top French Riviera en Famille
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostLocals Travel Tips

Tons of Summer Family Fun on the French Riviera

After a rocky start to the year, the French Riviera beaches and the sparkling Mediterranean are calling your family’s name. The following post first appeared on French Riviera Family Activities with many suggestions for family-friendly fun on and off the coast. Family Fun Near the Coast Go Wild: An hour …

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Classic Car Rentals Provence Yes Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Drive a Classic Car with Rentals from Yes Provence

The joy of seeing a Citroën 2CV cruising the Provence roads puts a smile on your face. The team at Yes Provence is increasing the number of grins in the region with their classic rental car fleet. Their vehicles include; 2CVs, an Austin Mini, Citroën Méharis (think Bridgette Bardot’s car), …

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La Ferme Chapouton Grignan Village Drome
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La Ferme Chapouton in Grignan and Many Reasons to Visit

Lunch at La Ferme Chapouton We have made several visits to the village of Grignan in the Drôme Provençale, an area that falls between the Rhône River and the Alps north of the Vaucluse. A few weeks ago with friends Steve and Mary, we decided to go to Grignan, to try …

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