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Brits Hiring Cars in France

By aixcentric Thanks to Claire (@clairewords) for alerting Aixcentric to the new rules governing car-hire. It seems that, from today, we Brits no longer need to carry the paper part of the driving licence which records offences and endorsements; all that information is going online instead. Holidaymakers who hire cars …

L’Antichambre du Festival Festival #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
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June is Music Month in Aix

By aixcentric It has started – such treats in store for music-lovers. L’Antichambre du Festival, the prelude to the July Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, began June 9th. It’s a chance for locals to sample recitals, opera rehearsals and workshops – there will be 35 in all. Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric       

kids en Provence #VisitProvence @Aixcentric
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Kids en Provence

By aixcentric What a treasure trove of information this is. If you have children, grandchildren or visitors due, you need to arm yourself with this 148-page guide produced by La Provence. It not only gives you loads of ideas, but also has opening times and costings to save you researching …

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Discover Absolutely Southern France

By nutmeg Nancy McGee installed herself in France some 30-odd years ago. A Canadian by birth she speaks both official languages (French and English) thanks to her French-Canadian mother. Nancy says that growing up in Baie Comeau, Quebec for those who do not know the geography is “ Basically not …

Gorges du Verdon #GorgesduVerdon via @PhilippeGoninet
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The Gorges du Verdon

By Philippe Goninet The Gorges du verdon and The Lac Sainte Croix are certainly gems in Provence. A bit far away from St Remy expect 5 to 6 hours driving time back and forth plus the time you’ll spend on the narrow bendy roads along the gorges. So I recommend …

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Ask a Local: Nice Insider Tips

By Chrissie Take a walk through the streets of Nice at the moment and you can feel the city awakening from her winter slumber. Restaurant terraces are getting busier, flip-flops are being dusted off and corks are being popped on the new vintage Côtes de Provence rosé! Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine        …

Blue Provence #Provence @DreamyProvence
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Into the blue of Provence…a hint of summer

Feels like the start of summer here in Provence……… the light is incredible……. translucent…… and the blue sky is electrifying!  The region has started to warm up.  It started in early May – the chill of the early morning and evening has gone making way for a soft warm feeling. …

Lavender in #Provence via @PhilippeGoninet
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Lavender in Provence A Distillery Worth Visiting

By Philippe Goninet Located about 10mn drive from Apt, on a very scenic road (bendy as I like them), the distillerie des Agnels is a family operated essential oil extraction farm. When I arrived yesterday I was greeted by Ginger (she’s the 5th generation in the Agnels family and the …

Liguria Apricale #Italy #Liguria @RivieraGrape
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Liguria Like a Local: Apricale

By Chrissie Any excuse to spend some time across the border, really. Especially now that I want to blog more regularly about the plethora of wonderful villages hidden in the hills of Liguria. For this next installment of Liguria like a Local, Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine       

Hilltop Villages #Provence #Children @FibiTee
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Sightseeing with children – visiting hill villages

According to Phoebe Thomas, family travel is entirely possible in Provence, even young boys can be interested in cultural visits. We have always been sightseeing with our children ever since day one and have never pandered to the idea that you can’t visit cultural/historical sights with young kids.  Our boys …