Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Step back in time Hotel de Caumont in Aix

You can almost hear the clip-clop of the horses’ hooves maneuvering their master’s carriages on the cobblestones. Glance through the majestic iron gates into the cour d’honneur at l’Hôtel de Caumont and let the elegant limestone façade transport you to another era. The grand entrance was unique even in the …

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Vaison-la-Romaine
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKrista BenderVillages Towns and Cities

Vaison-la-Romaine Day 1

By Krista Bender Well I should be passed out or hallucinating after having been awake AND in planes and airports for the last 25 hours…. But I am not :) I am so in awe of the beauty surrounding me I have to document this. I arrived in Provence today …

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Views in Cotignac #Cotignac #Var #Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Need 5 Reasons to visit Cotignac

Cotignac’s permanent population hovers around 2,300 people. The official count swells on a sunny Tuesday when throngs of visitors appraise market stalls on the main street — Cours Gambetta. A column of plane trees provide welcome shade to vendors watching their stands that are heaving with tempting melons from Cavaillon, …

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Cassis Port #Cassis #Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Cassis is Perfect on a Sunday for Lunch

By David Taylor What is there better to do on a warm Summer Sunday than visit Cassis – 27 degrees forecast today, leave early, take a walk along the calanques, ( inland water ways with high cliff faces) , be seated for lunch by 12.30 at one of the many …

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Lacoste Luberon Villages #Lacoste #Luberon @VaculuseDreamer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

L is for Lacoste

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer We’ve been back home for a week and our tans are fading, so it’s time to return to my own A-Z of the Vaucluse as a way of helping to keep me going over the next few weeks until we travel down for another …

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Saorge Provence @unxplorer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceThe UnexplorerVillages Towns and Cities

Photo Friday: Saorge

Saorge, nestled on the border of France and Italy, just an hour northeast from Nice, was a surprise and delight. With a population of just 445, the town is cozy (and everyone knows your business). But winding staircases and ample hiking trails made it a place we will return again …

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Hilltop Villages #Provence #Children @FibiTee
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe ThomasVillages Towns and Cities

Sightseeing with children – visiting hill villages

According to Phoebe Thomas, family travel is entirely possible in Provence, even young boys can be interested in cultural visits. We have always been sightseeing with our children ever since day one and have never pandered to the idea that you can’t visit cultural/historical sights with young kids.  Our boys …

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Explore: Travel in ProvenceMy Dreamy ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Cassis – a special seaside day trip in Provence

By Jilly It takes only forty minutes from Aix en Provence to transport yourself to the soft and sandy beach of Cassis near the enchanting little port. It’s a delight anytime of the year – winter with a warm blanket and a windbreaker and summer with Explore this Post Via:: …

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Cassis Port #Cassis #Provence
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Promotion for Cassis

By aixcentric A couple of months ago, I posted about the proactive attitude of the tourist office in Cassis who actually reach out to local journalists and writers with quality and timely information on forthcoming events: Coming up in Cassis. Now I understand that the town has been given ‘station …

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Cassis Port #Cassis #Provence @Aixcentric
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Coming Up in Cassis

By aixcentric Cassis is not only a beautiful little town, but they have a switched-on tourist office who are not afraid of doing some proactive marketing. They have mapped out all their activities for the coming year which is such a help for holiday-makers and locals with visitors. For instance …

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