Domaine viticole du Château La Martinette à Lorgues
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

12 Wineries Grape Reasons to Visit Lorgues Terres de Vins

Why Visit Lorgues? Another agricultural town in the Var might not be on most travel agendas. But, if you love food, wine and history, it should be. Lorgues is a magnificent old Provencal village surrounded by olive groves, wheat fields and wineries – the Lorgues Terres de Vins. Wine is …

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Charming Reillanne Luberon Village
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Charming Reillanne a Luberon Village to Visit

Martine and George Greenlee arrived in Provence for a one-year trial – several years ago! It took time to decide that Reillanne, in the Luberon Valley, was the place that they wanted to live. Reillanne ticked all the boxes, and they bought a home in 2016 – it’s close to …

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French Riviera Lifestyle Cannes Views
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Enjoying the French Riviera Lifestyle in Cannes

Helen Bates and her husband, Niall, have been living in the South of France for 15 years after leaving their finance careers in London. They run a small property rental business in the heart of Cannes, offering affordable, stylish properties that offer everything you need for a holiday on the …

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Some of the Plus Beaux Villages de France

France is full of enchanting villages, and among the approximately 30,000 communes, there are undoubtedly thousands of beautiful ones. However, officially there are exactly 159 Plus Beaux Villages de France – 159 most beautiful villages of all. But how can there be such a precise figure? Easy! This is not …

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Must See Treasures of the Var @PerfProvence
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10 Best Places in Provence to Hike and Walk

Looking for a great hiking destination in Provence? Or, are you only interested in walking through this corner of France? In this article, we’ll talk about 10 of the best places to hike and walk in the Provence. Etang De Vaccares At the mouth of the Rhone, the Camargue wetland …

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Views from la Bastide de Gordes Gordes Hotels
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10 Places in Provence Art Students Should Definitely Visit

Provence in France is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Here, you can come across ancient Roman ruins, picturesque villages, and lavender fields. In this southern region, you can see the magnificent and colourful landscapes along the Mediterranean coast. The beauty of Provence inspired many famous artists. …

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Palais du Justice. Place des Prêcheurs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Aix Walking Tours Fun Way to Discover Provencal History

The Seaward family settled in Provence after touring the world for 15 months. In July 2019, Richard Seaward launched – Aix Walking Tours – inspired by some of the city walks that they enjoyed during their global journey. After a fast-paced career, Richard chose to slow-it-down and focus on small-group …

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Visit Provence Budget Holiday
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It is Possible to Visit Provence on a Budget Holiday

When imagining Provence, perhaps you think of three-star Michelin restaurants serving snails with white truffles, paired with decades-old Bandol rosé. Sure thing, but regular French people also live in Provence and don’t have that much money to spare on a meal. Smart tourists will follow the local’s lead and can …

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Forget me Not Summer crop Provence Sophie Claire Novels
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Provence is the Perfect Setting for Sophie Claire Novels

I’m often asked why I set my stories in this part of France and there are many reasons. Here I’ve picked out just a few for you: A Sensual Place Well firstly, it’s a stunning part of the world, as anyone who’s visited will know. The colours are intense, the …

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Truffles Visit Aups Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Truffles are One Reason to Visit Aups in Provence

Reasons to Visit Aups: A Beautiful Location Located between the Mediterranean coast and the Alps, the village of Aups is at an elevation of 505 metres (1,657 ft). Considered as the capital of the Haut Var, this mid-sized town has a population of roughly 2200 residents. However, on a busy …

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