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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Provence Getaway: Why take a Road (Train or Boat) Trip to Lyon

One could say that Lyon is at the intersections of France. After Paris and Marseille, Lyon is France’s third largest city. Located almost in the centre of the country, the drive from Marseille to takes a little over 3 hours and 4.5 from Paris. However, on the train (TGV), from …

Aston Martin D811 Scenic Drives Close Monaco
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3 of the Most Scenic Drives Close to Monaco

Monaco is truly blessed when it comes to its climate and location. These two factors combined create some of the most aesthetically-pleasing scenery in the world with verdant vegetation atop hills and craggy rock faces. It is the gateway to the French Riviera and Provence, whose scenic roads have been …

Provence Cote Bleue
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Provence’s Beautiful Calanques of the Côte Bleue

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: The Calanques of the Côte Bleue, those fjord-like inlets carved into bright white limestone, are part of the lesser known stretch of coastline located west of Marseille in the protected “Parc Régional Marin de la Côte Bleue”.  The region is called the “Côte …

Postcards from a French Road Trip
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Postcards from a French Road Trip

Contributor blog post by Phoebe: Anyone who’s been following this blog for a while will know that we enjoy a good old road trip in our family and go on a long one almost every summer. A few years ago, before I started writing and documenting our travels, we took …

Ardeche views in France Travel Tips
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Road Trip from Provence: Dipping A Toe in France’s Ardeche

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: This post will most likely make Nutmeg’s Corsican friends angry. Why bother with the hassle of an overnight ferry, crowded beaches and small twisty roads? If you want to feel like you, have experienced a bit of Corsica without leaving the French mainland, plan a …

Arles Arena by Keith Van Sickle
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How to Spend a Week in Provence

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle: What to see and do with a week in Provence? Here is a 7-day itinerary that covers a mix of historical sites, hilltop villages, and local markets. You can stay in one spot and make day trips to each of these towns. A …

French Riviera Mimosa Trail Photos @girlgonegallic
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Photos from the Mimosa Route in Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: You are my sunshine, my only sunshine… This weekend should be perfect weather to explore the Mimosa Forests around Tanneron! The full driving itinerary can be found here at “GGG’s Route du Mimosa Itinerary”. Sunshine and blues skies may not have been there …

Route de Mimosa Itinerary @Girlgonegallic
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Scenic Driving Route du Mimosa Itinerary

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Le soleil en hiver… Get ready for a real treat! This scenic driving route offers a sublime landscape with quaint villages, golden blooms, climbing mountaintops, green valleys, and a beautiful coastline. All set to bright skies (hopefully), the deep blue sea, and a backdrop …

French Riviera #cotedazur @cobblestoneandvineyards
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The French Riviera in Two Days

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: I have avoided the Riviera when visiting Provence, figuring that it would be too busy, too ritzy for my taste. Well, after finally deciding to give it a try—after all it is the Riviera—all I can say is “I get it!!!” I now see …

Uzes photo by @bfblogger2015
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7 Great Ideas for An Awesome Autumn Weekend Around Uzes

Contributor blog post by Deborah: Autumn is my favorite time of year in Uzes. The tourists have left, or at least the crowds are gone. The weather is cool. The colors of nature and the man-made village walls, homes and regal buildings are all the shades of red and yellow against …