Monieux Village Vaucluse
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Monieux Village A Hidden Gem Near the Gorges de la Nesque

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: One day while driving through the Gorges de la Nesque, we “needed” a place to stop to have an apéritif before heading to Venasque for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, les Remparts. My husband suggested Monieux, since he had passed through the village …

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Simiane La Rotonde Cycle
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Stepping back in time in the Village of Simiane La Rotonde 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Over the summer one of our favourite cycle rides took us to the delightful boulangerie at Simiane-La-Rotonde, just across the border from us towards Banon in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence. The boulangerie itself is worth the hour long uphill cycle, but …

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Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: A Slice of Quiet on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: After much research on where to go for a “taste” of the Côte d’Azur—while wanting to avoid the crowds—we resolved that Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat was what we were looking for. After all, it is apparently a place for millionaires and European aristocracy, according to one source. Sounded …

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Autumn South of France
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of FranceVillages Towns and Cities

Spend An Autumn Week South of France

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: How do you spend an autumn week in the south of France? Visiting beaux villages; going to brocante stores and outdoor markets; dining with friends and eating great food. That’s how! Have I told you lately how much I love France?After spending a few stressful months …

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Provence's Natural Ochre Roussillon
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Revisiting Provence’s Natural Ochre Hues in Roussillon

Sabine Pinon-Amoore is an artist and a free spirit. She currently splits her time between Aureille in Provence and Byron Bay, Australia. She can hardly deny her artistic predisposition – her mother was an art restorer at the Louvre in Paris, and her father worked at the American Art Foundation (Paris). …

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Grasse Dior Perfume flowers Domaine de Manon
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Provençal Flowers in Grasse for Dior Perfume

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: We joined a fabulous day out organised by the Cotignac Museum entitled, ‘Le Parfum de la Terre à la Bouteille’ – perfume from the earth to the bottle. About forty of us caught an 8am bus to Grasse, and arrived a couple of hours later at the family-run …

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Les Baux-de-Provence Castle
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Treading in ancient footsteps at Les Baux-de-Provence 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: A few years ago now we headed across to Les Baux-de-Provence with our boys, after having seen the spectacular site in the helicopter footage during the coverage of the Tour de France, which unsurprisingly is essential viewing in our house! Les Baux-de-Provence sits atop …

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The Lourmarin Chateau
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Why You Should Visit The Lourmarin Château

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: The Lourmarin Château lies on the edge of the fairy tale village of Lourmarin, nestled under the gently rolling hills of Provence’s southern Luberon. Visit it to admire its beautiful antiques, discover its fascinating history and enjoy a musical soirée within it ancient walls. …

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Tourrettes-sur-Loup The City of Violets in Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Tourrettes-sur-Loup: Provence’s City of Violets

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The thrill of discovering new villages with the expectation that the next one will be more charming than the last is why my early trips to France entailed a five-page list of villages in alphabetical order to see.The sight of this list would often …

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Village of Gardanne painted by Paul Cezanne
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Reasons Why You Should Plan a Visit to Gardanne

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: I have to confess driving round/past/through Gardanne several times but never stopping to have a look round. We did, this week, and found it interesting. It wasn’t a good start as the tourist office was shut. We had checked the opening hours on the website …

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