Col de la Bonette
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleRoad Trips South of France

Is Col de la Bonette the Highest Road In Europe?

In the easternmost part of Provence, near the border with Italy, lies the wild and rugged Mercantour National Park. It is famous for its natural beauty, its Bronze Age stone carvings and its growing population of grey wolves. It is also home to the Route de la Bonette, a road …

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Destination Nice French Riviera
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French Riviera top 10 Best Eco-Friendly Things to Do

Guest Post: Have you ever wanted to take a trip to France’s French Riviera? Are you looking for fun activities that let you appreciate nature and its wonders? If you said “yes” to both of these questions, then the French Riviera is for you! If you’re looking for our list …

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French Riviera Must-See Destinations
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of FranceVillages Towns and Cities

French Riviera Must-See Destinations on the Côte d’Azur

Join us for a road trip along the French Riviera to these must-see destinations. Welcome to the French Riviera, home to glamorous stars, sparkling water, parasols and beach loungers, and fabulous yachts. Evocative images of the Côte d’Azur exist in movies and reality. The French Riviera runs from Cassis (although …

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Classic Car Rentals Provence Yes Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Drive a Classic Car with Rentals from Yes Provence

The joy of seeing a Citroën 2CV cruising the Provence roads puts a smile on your face. The team at Yes Provence is increasing the number of grins in the region with their classic rental car fleet. Their vehicles include; 2CVs, an Austin Mini, Citroën Méharis (think Bridgette Bardot’s car), …

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Caverne-du-Pont-d'Arc
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Grotte Chauvet 2 at Caverne du Pont d’Arc a Time Warp

It took 90 minutes to turn back the clock 36,000 years. The Grotte Chauvet 2 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Caverne du Pont d’Arc. Located in the Ardeche, it’s a quick drive from most locations in the Bouches du Rhône. The site which opened to the public in …

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Route du Mimosa French Riviera
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Route du Mimosa a Yellow Drive on the French Riviera

Riviera Road Trip Aix-en-Provence can be cold in the winter. To stay warm, we wore our puffy jackets, shopped for sweaters, and walked on the sunny side of the street. When canary-yellow bunches of mimosas appeared in the market, it was a sign that spring was close at hand. Flowering …

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Nîmes Sightseeing Shopping Musée Romanité
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Why Spend a Day in Nîmes Sightseeing and Shopping

Tempt this gal with a big, shiny object and lunch, add a chauffeur service to the program and sign-me-up! When Gayle Padgett suggested we head to Nîmes for a day of sightseeing and lunch, I was interested but finding a suitable date looked like a challenge. Suddenly, our usually reliable …

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Nîmes Roman History Highlights Arena and Nimes Musée de la Romanité
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleRoad Trips South of France

A Road Trip to Nîmes for Roman History Highlights

Nîmes Road Trip Just west of Provence, across the mighty Rhône River, lays the Gard department of France. The Gard and Provence share a deep Roman history, from the days when both were part of the Roman region of Gallia. Because it is so close to Provence, a visit to …

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Séte Saint Louis Festival Water Jousting Grand Canal
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August in Sète for the Saint Louis Festival and Water Jousting

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Saint Louis Festival It’s always so much fun: beach time, parties and the Sète water jousting competitions. I’m in the States with family. Why now? After a few years in France, it’s hot and too many tourists in Uzés! Yet … there is water jousting in …

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Ardeche Ideas Day Trips Uzès
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Ideas for Day Trips from Uzès

By Barefoot Blogger: For visitors to Uzès there’s always something to keep you busy. If you’re not shopping on market day or wandering through the ancient town and discovering its charming streets and alleyways, you’re walking beside the stream in the Valle du l’Eure. Perhaps you would like to venture …

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