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Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & TraditionsRoad Trips South of France

Inside Aigues-Mortes Walls: History, Torture and Transformation

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: There are hardly more historically significant towns in France than Aigues-Mortes. Within the walled city, legends and facts reveal a rich history of conquering heroes and suffering martyrs. Today the place has transformed into a popular destination for travelers, filled with souvenir shops and …

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Visit Nice France Beach View
Explore: Travel in ProvenceThe Unexplorer

Here are 4 Reasons to Visit Nice, France

When I did my equivalent of the Grand Tour of Europe (minus the stately balls) in my 20s, Nice was the place we landed after an exhausting whirlwind of cities and train rides. Broke and fatigued, my then-boyfriend and I decided to spend a few extra days recuperating by the …

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Christmas Holiday Traditions December Santa Swim
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Christmas Holiday Traditions in Provence and the Cote d’Azur

Contributor blog post by PhoebeThomas: Christmas in Provence is full of traditions both ancient and new, religious and secular, making it a fascinating and fun time to visit this part of France.Provence is such a popular summertime destination that it might come as a surprise to find out that it’s …

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Le Mistral Map
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in Provence

A Blustery Wind in Provence Le Mistral

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Living in the south of France is a beautiful thing. Except for the wind. It is so prevalent and so powerful that it has a name: “Le Mistral” Residents of Uzes have a saying about Le Mistral: “It sometimes lasts only one or two …

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Cevennes Saint Jean du Gard
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Road Trip to The Cevennes: Saint Jean du Gard

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: I’ve never visited the Cevennes other than in Autumn, but it’s definitely the time and the place to go. Especially on a Tuesday. It’s market day in Saint Jean du Gard. The mountainous town of Saint Jean du Gaud history dates back to the twelfth …

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Tarascon Castle Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGinger and NutmegProvencal History & Traditions

Reasons to Visit Tarascon a Castle and Legend of a Monster in Provence

Previously posted on Ginger & Nutmeg: The Heart of Darkness or Niger Focus (later Nerluc) might have been an appropriate name for the hamlet located on the shores of a murky, swampy river. The muddy, opaque waters fueled rumours cultivating the nightmares of residents who asked was the beast: A huge …

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Discover Orgon Village Alpilles views
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Discover Historic Orgon the Charming Village Beyond the N7

Orgon is a Provencal town with a reputation problem. To appreciate the town’s history and its dramatic natural backdrop, on the edge of the Alpilles, you need to veer off the Route Nationale 7 (N7) and stroll through the old streets to discover the charms of Orgon. Steady vehicle traffic …

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Provence Christmas Story
Explore: Travel in ProvenceMargo LestzProvencal History & Traditions

The Provence Christmas Story a Tale of the Santons

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: You may know the traditional Biblical Christmas story, but in Provence, there is a bit more to it. The Provence Christmas story is told in a Nativity play called a pastorale. It incorporates the main details of the traditional Nativity but sets it in a …

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Transhumance Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Transhumance in Provence and a Hill-Top Village

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Every year in early autumn in the Alps animals that have spent the summer grazing in high pastures are brought down to the valleys for the winter.  This movement of livestock is called transhumance and in many villages it’s the perfect opportunity to get together and celebrate; a …

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Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

December Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: December Events in Provence 2017 Snow in Provence! For once we might get a white Christmas! There are many Christmas markets this month in Provence. This is the time to binge on delicious nougat, foie gras, pink champagne and oysters. Yes, that is basically a …

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