June Lavender Tour Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

June Lavender Tour in Provence Experience the Magic

Magical Lavender Spotting a lavender field in flower for the first time is magical, but it’s the fragrance that is heavenly. The tiny plants stretch towards the horizon, like small purple streams. It’s little wonder why you see so many images of people posing against this stunning backdrop. Lavender fields, …

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Marseille History Visit Provence
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Marseille a City that History Buffs Should Visit

By Barefoot Blogger: Admittedly, my (old) view of Marseille came from mob and war stories in books, on TV and movies. Now after visiting the city, I’m impressed. To me, Marseille’s story is one of resilience. It shows how perseverance conquers adversity. Marseille’s Story: Prehistory and Ancient Massalia The earliest …

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Family-Friendly Holidays French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostLocals Travel Tips

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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Hot Air Ballooning Provence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Up Up and Away Hot Air Ballooning in Provence

By Ashley Tinker: Hot Air Ballooning in Provence A couple months ago we were invited on a hot air balloon ride with AeroProvence. I think Tom, the owner, felt obligated with my enthusiastic likes and comments on all his instagram posts of fields and fields of lavender. Experiencing a ride …

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Alpilles Hiking Tips Hikers
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Alpilles Hiking Tips Top Summit Hikes

Exploring the Alpilles Established in 2007, the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles is a relatively new park. However, the mountain range itself is the result of millennia of continuous geological evolution. Artifacts from human settlements found in these hills date back to the Neolithic era. The Alpilles (small Alps) is a …

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Cassis France Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleLocals Travel Tips

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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Toulon Visit Provence Coastal City
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Toulon Reasons to Visit to this Coastal City Provence

Author, Mary Lou Longsworth writes: Toulon: Discovering Something New in Provence We’ve been living in the countryside south of Aix, close to the Mediterranean, for five years. We miss Aix and our friends, and the almost-twenty years of memories we had there, but have no regrets. Aix isn’t far, and …

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French Riviera Visit Menton from Roquebrune Cap Martin
ContributorsExplore: Travel in ProvenceGayle PadgettVillages Towns and Cities

French Riviera Many Reasons to Visit Menton

In February, Author Gayle Padgett and her husband Ralph drove to the Côte d’Azur to visit friends who live near Menton.  There are many reasons to visit this coastal city. The citrus festival (Fête du Citron) is a big draw for visitors in mid-winter. The rest of the year, as …

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Getaway Alps Skiing Trekking
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Getaway to the Alps Spring Skiing and Summer Trekking

Getaway to the Alps A road trip to the Alps delivers a combination of excitement, outdoor sports, beautiful vistas and alpine weather. Several mountain resorts are closer than you might think from Provence providing an excellent destination for travellers and sportspersons alike. The Alps stretch 1,200 km across Europe through …

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2CV Touring Classic Cars Luberon Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Long Weekends and Short Breaks in Provence

Provencal Getaway With long weekends on the horizon, why not plan a short break in Provence? Gather some friends or family and head south for some warm weather, blue skies, gourmet food and sightseeing. Touring Ideas in Provence Late June through August, Provence treats her visitors to flowering lavender and …

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