Hotel Caumont Aix en Provence @culturespaces

Aix’s Stunning Hotel Caumont

By aixcentric We locals have been watching the ongoing work on the 300 year old mansion, the Hotel Caumont, for two years now as workmen repaired the roof, stonemasons worked on the ancient façade, and lorries drove in and out of what would be the garden area. Twenty million euros …

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Eygalieres Alpilles @JillBarth
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An afternoon in Eygalieres

Take careful steps, enjoy the moment. Beautiful, ancient, earthbound, desirable. I can’t imagine spending the stroll with anyone but my husband…for romantic reasons, definitely…but also because I can turn, at any moment, to my lifelong partner and say, “Remember our afternoon in Eygalieres?” If that sounds romantic…keep reading here about …

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Château des Alpilles in St. Remy-de-Provence #StRemy @JillBarth
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An Afternoon in Provence

The world is full of gorgeous places, but a top experience for me is an afternoon in Provence. The weather there this month has been lovely; pools are open and some people have even dipped a toe into the sea. The blooms are outstanding, the air is fresh and the …

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Sestri Levanti Liguria #Liguria #Italy @RivieraGrape
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Liguria Like a Local: Sestri Levante

To me, Liguria splits in two at Genoa. West of which, along the coastal stretch known as the Riviera Ligure di Ponente (the coast of the setting sun), is easily accessible by day trip from Nice and more than familiar. Head east of Genoa, however, along the Riviera di Levante. …

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Provencal Village #Provence @Unxplorer

Travel Changes a Person

For me, the purpose of traveling is to come back a little different than when I left. Whether it’s 5 weeks in Provence or a week in NYC, travel should make you thirst for more, and give you experiences you can use as brain food for years to come. Susan …

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Barefoot BloggerExploreLocals Travel Tips

The Simple Ways Tourists Make the Best of Hot Weather

For days the temperature has hovered around the ninety degree mark in Uzes. Next week, they say, it’ll hit ninety-nine. For those who live in hot-weather areas around the world, ninety degrees is not so bad for summer. In France, when it’s this hot, it breaks records. Century-old buildings with …

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Hiking the Perreal #Hiking #Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

Hiking the Perreal Hill

This is walk number four from our green guide. Walking from our home adds a kilometre each way, so totalling 11 kilometres which took us two hours including stopping for photos and refreshments. ( not the bar in the village!) This is the Perreal on the west side of the …

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Lacoste Luberon Villages #Lacoste #Luberon @VaculuseDreamer
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L is for Lacoste in the Luberon

We’ve been back home for a week and our tans are fading, so it’s time to return to my own A-Z of the Vaucluse as a way of helping to keep me going over the next few weeks until we travel down for another visit. This week I move onto …

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Ashley TinkerExploreWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

July Events in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker July is the month of music, theatre and markets celebrating specific local produce. Here is a selection of events going on in Bouches du Rhône and Vaucluse regions of Provence. There is certainly no shortage of things to do!   …Continue reading here Via:: …

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A hikers paradise in Provence
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

A hikers paradise in Provence

We are often asked whether it’s possible to go hiking from the village, and the answer is a resounding YES! This folder contains 20 walks starting in the village ranging from 2kms to 19kms, truly something for everyone. They are all very well marked and will give spectacular views over …

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