Visit Sault Market Day
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Plan Your Visit to Sault on Market Day

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: The pretty town of Sault sits on a rocky outcrop to the South East of Mont Ventoux and is at the heart of local lavender production. It sits above the valley that takes its name, and the shaded Promenade opposite the Tourist Office on …

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Malpasset Dam Tragedy park
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to Frejus to Understand the Malpasset Dam Tragedy

Located just a few kilometres from the French Riviera coast and the city of Frejus are the striking remains of the Malpasset Dam. This river barrier, completed in 1954, was a substantial post-war infrastructure project. However, the structure failed on the night of December 2, 1959, less than five years …

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Destination Antibes French Riviera View Old Town
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Destination Antibes and Nice: Three Nights on the Côte d’Azur

Dorothy, you’re not in Kansas Provence anymore. Getting out of the car in Antibes, I encountered a touch of humidity and crowds in the streets. Cliché perhaps, but I had driven just over two (2) hours to the Côte d’Azur. This town was a different part of Provence than the one …

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Fun Things St Rémy de Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleVillages Towns and Cities

9 Fun Things To Do In St Rémy de Provence

St Rémy de Provence is one of the most charming towns in Provence. Nestled at the foot of the Alpilles Mountains and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, it’s a great place to spend a few days. Here are some fun things you can do while you’re there. Walk in …

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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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