Abbaye du Thoronet Var @PerfProvence
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Must-see Treasures of the Var

What to do 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. Also, worthwhile are the caves of Villecroze, carved into the side of …

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Lyon road trip @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExploreRoad Trips South of France

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

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 specialities. I wasn’t expecting the buildings to be so colourful. As it’s so close to the Alps, I …

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Uzes Duchy Uzes Gard
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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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2CV experience #Rentals #Provence @PerfProvence
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Looking for Day Trip Ideas in Provence

Let us share some ideas on how to keep busy in Provence. Read about how Sassafras and Nutmeg spent their week in Provence. They enjoyed vineyards, a stop at St. Remy’s market, a bike ride along the Gorges de la Nesque, lunch in the village of Monieux and a other memorable …

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Street to center of old Uzès #Uzes @OurHouseinProvence
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Return to Uzès, the first Duché of France

Contributor blog post by Michel: There are towns and villages we happily visit time and again which is good because our friends are getting to know the Vaucluse and surrounding area almost as well as we do. So it was an easy decision last fall to drive to Uzès; we love …

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#Lavender l'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque #Provence @ShutrsSunflowrs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel TipsRoad Trips South of France

Provence Travel Tips from Caroline Longstaffe

Recently, we introduced you to Shutters and Sunflowers, a blog about the Provencal landscape and many other things that inspire Caroline Longstaffe to write. Please read the full story here. The Longstaffe family lived in Provence for about 18 months in 2012-13 and were smitten. We asked Caroline if she …

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Weekend Wanderlust #ProvenceTravel @AccessRiviera
ExploreRebecca WhitlockeRoad Trips South of France

Weekend Wanderlust on the Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Wanderlust (noun): A strong desire or impulse to travel. I spend so much time writing about the French Riviera that I neglect to share other great travel journeys I’ve experienced. Such as sharing a barbecue lunch on a tropical atoll in Aitutaki, trekking through …

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Barrage de Malpasset Frejus
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3 Must-do Adventures in Provence

With its sobering history the story of the incredible Malpasset Dam that ruptured on December 2, 1959 killing 421 is definitely worth a visit if you are near Fréjus. For a relaxing drive through an uncrowded part of Provence the Vallee de Jabron in Haute Provence has stunning vistas with …

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Peillon village Nice France
ExplorePhoebe ThomasRoad Trips South of France

13 of the best hill villages near Nice

The Alpes-Maritimes department in south-east France, including the world-famous Côte d’Azur, is home to several hundred medieval hill villages, fortified towns and ruined iron age camps and many are close to Nice.  The “villages perchés” vary from little more than a pile of ruins to perfectly renovated sophisticated small towns…Continue …

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Cassis #Provence @PerfProvence
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A Sea-side Lunch in Cassis

Cassis is located just east of Marseille and is very famous for the adjacent large towering white cliffs.  The cliffs are equally stunning as those found along the English Chanel in Normandy. There are beautiful inlets called les Calanques that are accessible mostly by boat, or in some cases by …

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