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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Spring Luberon Lourmarin Cherry trees blooming Maison-des-Cerises
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Spring in the Luberon Valley a Visit to Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: When you leave a place for several months, however much you love it, even somewhere as special as Lourmarin, you find yourself wondering. Wondering if it is really is as magical as the images you have so firmly imprinted in your mind. Wondering whether you’ll …

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Visit Monaco
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Join the Tourisme Gardanne Day Trip a Visit to Monaco

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Office du Tourisme at Gardanne is offering a day-trip to Monaco on Saturday 19th May.  It’s an early start, 7:15, but then it’s quite a drive.  Once there, there’s an organised trip round the Musée Océanographique and also the Palais Princier, followed by free time. 86 …

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Carnaval de Nice French Riviera Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

The Cote d’Azur is Riot of Colour at Carnaval de Nice

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: In February, there is an explosion of colour along the Cote D’Azur when the hillsides are fringed with yellow from the bright flowers of the Mimosa trees and the citrus fruits glow orange and yellow against the dark green leaves– it’s as if the plants …

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Fontvieille Windmills Alphonse Daudet Quote
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Why Visit Fontvieille and its Windmills in the Alpilles

Inscribed in the stone and fixed to one side of the St. Pierre windmill is a quote by French writer Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897). Although, he was born in Nîmes and spent time in both Lyon and Paris, it was here in the Alpilles were he described his affection for the town of Fontvieille …

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