Vaucluse views of Mont Ventoux @VaucluseDreamer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshRoad Trips South of France

A 3-day Taster Trip to the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Where do I start? This last week has been lovely – the house has been full (a great test of the temporary fabric walls & open plan bathroom!) Not only has my eldest son been visiting with his girlfriend, but also my mum, so …

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Tour Fenestrelle Uzes @alabreche_annie
Annie BarkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Seeing the year through in the Midi

Our village, like many in southern France, has a semi-permanent population; one of the first questions asked on being introduced is whether or not we are here all year round. A fairly cosmopolitan atmosphere is enjoyed here, particularly throughout the summer months, evident at the annual 14th July celebrations opposite …

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Gorges du Verdon #ExploreProvence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Weekend at the Gorges du Verdon

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: For my birthday last month, Robin and I headed off for an indulgent long weekend. When in Europe eh? We had been to the Southern parts of the Gorges du Verdon where you’ll find many turquoise lakes. …Continue reading here for more on Ashley and Robin’s …

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Village Banon Cross Alpes Haute Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGinger and NutmegRoad Trips South of France

Goat Cheese and fast dogs in the Village of Banon

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Check out the Luberon views high up on the hill in the village of Banon. It is a great place for a hike or lunch, and  home to the fastest dog in France, Dabir a Saluki. If you are lucky enough to be there in lavender …

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Nimes Maison Carre @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Why Nimes is a “Must See” for Roman History Lovers

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: France has so many amazing places to visit it’s hard to decide where to start. If you’re a Roman history buff, you must visit Nimes. It’s a city where you can see, touch and experience life in France during the days of the Roman …

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Bargemon landscape #Var @AccessRiviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca WhitlockeRoad Trips South of France

French Riviera Weekend Wanderlust: Bargemon

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Bargemon, located in the hinterland of the Var department was a pleasant weekend getaway for myself and my partner and a town that we will definitely return to as the area allowed a nice change of scenery away from the coast. Fortified in AD …

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Vincent Van Gogh’s St Remy Statue
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Revisiting Van Gogh a Driving Tour in Provence

Contributor blog post by Deborah @Barefoot Blogger: This post is republished from the early Barefoot Blogger archives a road trip through Provence with stops in some of the places where Vincent Van Gogh once painted. For those of you who have not followed the early adventures of the Barefoot Blogger, you will be introduced to …

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Abbaye du Thoronet Var @PerfProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGinger and NutmegRoad Trips South of France

Must See Treasures of the Var

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Looking for things to see or do while you are in the Var? Here, are a few not-to-be-missed sites: The Thoronet in the Var one of three Cistercian abbeys in Provence. L’Abbaye du Thoronet was classified as a French historical monument in 1840. Restoration work started the year after and still continues today. …

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Lyon road trip @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Impressions, Facts and Things to do in Lyon (other than eat)

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: So we’re currently lying on the couch holding our bellies after we have been testing their limits all weekend in France’s gastronomic capital. Lyon is a city full of surprises and delicious specialties. I wasn’t expecting the buildings to be so colourful. As it’s …

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Uzes Duchy #Uzes @PerfProvence
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

A Day in Uzes and a Chateau for Sale

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It takes just under 2 hours to get to Uzes from Aix and is well worth the visit. It’s a charming little town (pop. just over 8,000) which is unspoiled by modern developments. And it has a terrific Saturday market. So what is there to …

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