AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

A Trip to Arles: Cultural and Lunch Reasons to Visit this City

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Cultural Arles The newly-created arts and cultural centre, LUMA, based in the old railway sheds, has a handful of shows this summer and fall. Headlining them is Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016), an 80-work retrospective which will be taking place until 6th January. I …

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Merindol Massacre Luberon Provence History
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Understanding The Merindol Massacre and Provence’s Dark Religious History 

Plenty of villages in the Luberon Valley lay claim to les plus beaux villages de France (the most beautiful villages in France), and many of those proudly display Villages Fleuris (flowering villages) emblems on local street signs. Enchanted by weather-worn scenes of charming hilltop hamlets and gently numbed by a glass of …

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Sites Saint Paul de Vence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

Exploring the Tastes and Sites of Saint Paul de Vence

Contributor blog post by Laura: Saint Paul de Vence is a beautiful medieval town in the South of France, close to Nice. It has nice narrow streets, terraces, restaurants and breathtaking views of the surrounding area. We loved walking around in this picturesque place! The main square of the town is …

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Pointe Rouge Beach
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Marseille Things to Do: Visit the Pointe Rouge Beach and the Frioul Islands

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Now the summer has arrived it’s the perfect time for a trip down to one of Marseille’s southerly beaches, Pointe Rouge. It’s sandy and sheltered and the lifeguards are already in place. It was developed in the 60s, and the marina now hosts 1,800 boats. …Continue reading …

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Visit Saint Raphael Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to the Old Town of Saint-Raphaël on the Cote d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Laura: Saint-Raphaël is a beautiful coastal town that lies between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. You can walk along the seashore, but you can also visit the old town, the archaeological museum and its tower with a view over the city. On the streets of the old town, you …

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Fréjus Cloisters Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

Spend a Day in Fréjus on the Less-Crowded Cote d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Laura: Fréjus is a beautiful town in the South of France, near Saint-Raphaёl. The old town with its colored houses is very much worth a visit, as well as the Roman ruins, and walks in nature around it. When you are driving there, you will probably …

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Author Samuel Beckett’s Roussillon
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Discovering Author Samuel Beckett’s Roussillon in the Luberon Valley

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: The red hills of Roussillon are an inspiration for artists, but I had no idea how many famous authors came to visit Roussillon. On my first visit to Roussillon, while riding along the winding roads of the Luberon, it amazed me to see the massive red …

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Aix-en-Provence City Guide Mont Sainte Victoire Views
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Aix-en-Provence City Guide – Unearthing the Treasures

This article was originally published in Global Living Magazine (December 2012), details and contact information have been updated. Historic Aix-en-Provence Magnetic Aix-en-Provence is one of the wealthier cities in France, with a long history of civilisation and an impressive roster of distinguished inhabitants. This city guide only begins to scratch the …

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Musée d’ Histoire de Marseille
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Step Back to The Beginning of Time Back at Musée d’ Histoire de Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Marseille is the oldest town in France, so when you walk along by the Vieux Port, you are following in the footsteps of Greek fishermen, shopkeepers, sailors and traders who established their colony in 600 BC.  They, and the Romans who arrived later have left traces that emerge so …

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Gordes Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Visiting Gordes —The Crown Jewel Village of the Luberon Valley

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Placed in a commanding position with all her majestic glory is a village that shines like a jewel above all others. She wears her crown well as visitors flock to capture her image from the valley below. The best time to see Gordes is …

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