Cassis Port #Cassis #Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Cassis is Perfect on a Sunday for Lunch

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 waterways with high cliff faces), be seated for lunch by 12.30 at one of the many port side restaurants, Explore this …

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Lacoste Luberon Villages #Lacoste #Luberon @VaculuseDreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

L is for Lacoste in the Luberon

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 visit. This week I move onto …

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Saorge Provence @unxplorer
ExploreThe 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
ExplorePhoebe 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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Massage Bien-être Alpilles @NancyGandon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Relax in the Alpilles with a Massage Bien-être by Nancy

What could be more relaxing than a massage in the heart of the Parc naturel régional des Alpilles? Nancy Gandon was born across the Rhône River from the Palais des Papes, in Villeneuve lez Avignon a village with this tagline “La Provence côté Languedoc.” The mighty river serves as the …

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Cassis – a special seaside day trip in Provence

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 any time of the year – winter with a warm blanket and a windbreaker and summer with Explore this Post  

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Cassis Port #Cassis #Provence
AixcentricExploreVillages 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
AixcentricExploreVillages 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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St Maries Abrivado St Maries de la Mer Camargue View Provence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

St Maries de la Mer the Abrivado of the Year in Provence

Camargue the Bouches du Rhône The Camargue is the end of the watery road for the Rhone River. The Rhone finally dips its tentacles in the Mediterranean some 813 kilometres from its glacial source in Switzerland. From a frigid, violent start the water reaches the river delta and lazily unfolds, …

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Ansouis at Provence’s Crossroads in the Luberon

Luberon Villages Ansouis was a gift – 963 AD, and it still is! This village first appears in a written record in 963 AD, referring to Lambert de Reillane, who donated Ansoye lands to the Abbey of Saint-Pierre de Montmajour. This land in the Aigues valley belonged to his grandfather …

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