Marseille Téléphérique
AixcentricExplore: Travel in Provence

Marseille Gives the Green Light for Téléphérique Project

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Visitors to Marseille will soon be able to whisk from the Vieux Port up to Notre Dame de la Garde by cable car in just six minutes. The contract has been won by Systra, part of SNCF who will start work in October. It’s expected that …

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Gorges du Verdon Visit Var
Explore: Travel in ProvenceMirabeau WinesRoad Trips South of France

Day Tripping in the Var at Gorges du Verdon, Moustiers and Valensole

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @ Mirabeau Wine: If you’re around in summer, enjoy this top travel tip that has something for everyone – from paddling about in Europe’s deepest canyon to enjoying a picturesque lunch and then finishing off in the fields of lavender. We recommend an early departure …

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Aix-en-Provence Cours Mirabeau @aixcentric
AixcentricExplore: Travel in Provence

Aix-en-Provence’s Cours Mirabeau – the Fate of the Plane Trees

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Having just returned to Aix after some weeks away, my second shock (after seeing the excavations in front of the Palais de Justice being filled in – inevitable I know) was to see the gaps in the Cours Mirabeau where plane trees had been. I had …

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Carnaval de Nice French Riviera Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

The Cote d’Azur is Riot of Colour at Carnaval de Nice

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: In February, there is an explosion of colour along the Cote D’Azur when the hillsides are fringed with yellow from the bright flowers of the Mimosa trees and the citrus fruits glow orange and yellow against the dark green leaves– it’s as if the plants …

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Visit Pink Flamingos Camargue
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Visiting the Pink Flamingos of Camargue in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Flamingos in Provence Did you know that we have a lot of pink flamingos in Provence? It’s not something that one would associate with the place of hilltop towns, olives, almonds, sunflowers, and lavender but that is my favourite thing about this region- it’s diversity. From our location …

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Fontvieille Windmills Alphonse Daudet Quote
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Why Visit Fontvieille and its Windmills in the Alpilles

Inscribed in the stone and fixed to one side of the St. Pierre windmill is a quote by French writer Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897). Although, he was born in Nîmes and spent time in both Lyon and Paris, it was here in the Alpilles were he described his affection for the town of Fontvieille …

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Corsica Ferry Crossing Corsican Cuisine
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Understanding Corsican Cuisine Here is Your Cheatsheet

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: A Brief Summary of Corsican Cuisine We felt almost obligated to visit this stunning island; it’s the favourite vacation place of people living in Provence. You’ll often notice the stickers still proudly displayed on many cars here from the Marseille-Corsica ferry. We still have ours! …

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Family Vacation Provence Haribo
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Family Holiday Ideas for Things to do in Provence with Kids

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Family Friendly Activities on Vacation It’s possible that your children might not enjoy the wonderful relaxation of sipping on rosé and people watching in a town square. I know where we live this is something the parents often do on warm summer nights while the …

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Villa Ephrussi Cap Ferrat French Riviera
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Visit Cap Ferrat and Villa Ephrussi for a Touch of Italy in France

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Located on the gorgeous Cap Ferrat peninsula, overlooking the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer, is an Italian-style villa built during France’s Belle Époque by Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. The mansion, with its nine exquisite gardens, was bequeathed in 1934 to the Académie des Beaux-Arts …

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Taste of Provence Lifestyle Martine Gout et Voyage Group Tours
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Goût et Voyage Tour Director Martine Bertin-Peterson shares her Taste of Provence Lifestyle

To say that Martine Bertin-Peterson is an accomplished lady feels like an understatement. The founder of Goût et Voyage, a boutique travel company that she started in 2014 is passionate about cooking, food and travel. Born in France, Martine is an American Francophile who speaks five (5) languages, the first …

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