Cotignac in the mist #Cotignac @MirabeauWine
Explore: Travel in ProvenceMirabeau WinesVillages Towns and Cities

Cotignac the perfect Provencal Village

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @Mirabeau Wine: We often wonder how the little village of Cotignac so effortlessly manages to capture people’s hearts. We came to this hamlet in the “Haut Var” just over 6 years ago, after a chaotic and frustrating property search around Aix-en-Provence that left us …

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Dear Cannes letter #Cannes via @AccessRiviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca WhitlockeVillages Towns and Cities

5 reasons why Condé Nast Traveler readers are wrong about Cannes

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Ouch. Cannes has been voted Number 10 place in the list of 2015’s unfriendliest cities of the world as rated by a Readers’ Choice Awards survey by Condé Nast Traveler (and in 2014 they did not fare much better; they claimed Number 2 spot …

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Marche Forville Cannes Cote d'Azur @accessriviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca WhitlockeVillages Towns and Cities

Top 3 things to do in Cannes outside Festival time

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Cannes has a love/hate relationship with the huge influx of visitors that the annual congrès events and Cannes Film Festival bring to this popular destination. Bars crammed with people, traffic jams and a visible presence of the charming motorbike cops can overwhelm visitors – …

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Explore: Travel in ProvenceVicki ArcherVillages Towns and Cities

In The Mood For Saint Tropez

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: Moody and misty was the feel in Saint Tropez on Saturday morning. Saint Tropez has a quieter feel this year, more relaxed and with a less frenetic pace. More like the old days. In Saint Tropez I cannot help but re-visit my …Continue reading …

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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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