Rustrel, a Charming Village restaurant
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Explore Rustrel, a Charming Village for Your Luberon Itinerary

Famous for its perched medieval villages, Provencal markets, and vineyards, the Luberon Valley is a popular destination for visitors. The hilltop towns of Ansouis, Bonnieux, Gordes, Ménerbes and Roussillon are some of the beautiful stops on most itineraries. However, some villages receive less “foot traffic” but are well worth the …

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24 hours in Marseille Opera House
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24 hours in Marseille Une Nuit at Maison Empereur

Deciding to go to Marseille for 24 hours, one night, we landed on November 1st as the best date for our schedule, but it is La Toussaint (All Saints Day), a public holiday (jour férié) and a busy time. However, we were lucky: the place I wanted to stay was …

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My Ideas for Enjoying a Few Days in Marseille

Below is a collection of things you can do while visiting Marseille. These are only some of my ideas for a day in the city or a few days. The list includes something for everyone from beachgoers to art lovers. Enjoy this fascinating city. Head to the Beach I was …

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Nice Beach views French Riviera
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Walking Tour of Old Nice Tours with a Lovely Guide

We only had a week in Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera, but we needed a lifetime. Born in Nice, Celine O’Donnell loves her city and has turned her passion into walking tours in Nissa la Belle. On a hot summer day, we joined Celine for a walking tour of Old …

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Gout et Voyage Best of Provence Tours
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Gourmet Tour of Provence Meet the Locals and Delight Your Palate

My Goût et Voyage travel itineraries strike the right balance between sightseeing, gourmet experiences and relaxation. Each gourmet tour of Provence’s includes many highlights yet allows flexibility for spontaneous exploration. Working exclusively with trusted local partners, these small group tours focus on culture and cuisine, including cooking classes, wine tastings, …

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Provence Lavender June Tour
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Enchanting Provence: Lavender Fields and Heritage Sites a June Tour

Mother Nature determines the exact timing of when the lavender fields bloom in Provence each year. However, there is a certain magic with visiting the region before the crowds arrive for summer. Typically, June is a lovely month to travel in the South of France before it gets too hot …

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Valentine's Day Provencal Dinner Menu
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3 Romantic Dinner Menus from Provence to Try

While there is no reason to wait until February 14th to show your affection, not acknowledging Valentine’s Day might not be a good love strategy. In France, la fête de Saint Valentin has historical and religious roots. In the middle ages, the belief was that birds started mating in the …

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Quick Tour of Vence view from a distance
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A Quick Tour of Vence Makes You Want to Return

It was a hot, humid August day, so we took our time over lunch in a restaurant near the Place du Grand Jardin. None of us had much energy to wander, even though our plan was for Steve Wilkison to give us a walking tour of his adopted hometown. Steve, …

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Mimosa French Riviera Winter
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Beautiful Mimosa at the Vineyard for French Riviera Winter Colours

Provence is known for its exceptional wines and breathtaking landscapes. But did you know our region is also home to a beautiful, fragrant plant? The mimosa, a plant native to Australia, grows on our vineyard and brings a touch of lively colour and subtle fragrance. The mimosa grows mainly in …

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Golf International de Pont Royal E.DAUTANT : Provence Tourisme
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Looking for 18 holes? Golf Courses in Provence and Cote d’Azur

When you think of a golfing holiday, Provence may not be the place that first springs to mind. Perhaps it’s Scotland or Ireland that you think of first. While we agree that golf may have been invented in Scotland, and almost any golfer would love to play at the Old …

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