Provence Family Vacation Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Provence Family Vacation Ideas for Holidays with Kids in the Alpilles

Family Vacation in Provence Those iconic images of rows of lavender, fields of sunflowers and bright red poppies, Roman ruins and cobblestone villages are actual landscapes of Provence, but unlikely to interest your children for an extended period. Whenever friends visit the Alpilles with their families, it has been our …

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Lumières des Alpilles JF Galeron
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspirePhotographers in Provence

Capturing Provencal Beauty in Photos Lumières des Alpilles

Local photographer Jean François Galeron shared that taking photos for his book Lumières des Alpilles was not difficult. Completing a photo journal dedicated to his corner of Provence was a project he had contemplated for over 30 years. The hard part was culling thousands of images into a stunning 212-page collection. …

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Massage Bien-être Alpilles @NancyGandon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Relax in the Alpilles with a Massage Bien-être by Nancy

What could be more relaxing than a massage in the heart of the Parc naturel régional des Alpilles? Nancy Gandon was born across the Rhône River from the Palais des Papes, in Villeneuve lez Avignon a village with this tagline “La Provence côté Languedoc.” The mighty river serves as the …

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Domaine de Manville vue du bar @DomaineManville
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Alpilles Luxury Escape at Domaine de Manville

It took seven years, 50-million Euros and loads of patience before Domaine de Manville could achieve its 5-star rating. Edith and Patrick Saut are the visionary owners behind this new luxury “Palace Rural” situated in the heart of the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles.

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St Remy Musee des Alpilles, side entrance
ExploreGayle PadgettVillages Towns and Cities

Sites and Birds: Interesting Walks in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Mother Nature jumped the gun this year, often bringing brilliant azure skies and near-balmy weather well before spring officially arrived. The tantalizing temps make bundling up unnecessary when my husband and I head outside to elevate our heart rate with a nature walk. And with the expansive Parc Naturel Regional …

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St Remy de Provence Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Reasons to Visit Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Jewel of the Alpilles Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (often written St Rémy) is perhaps the ideal sized town in the Alpilles. There are plenty of tempting boutiques, chic hotels, a charming pedestrian-friendly centre and lots of restaurants. The largest town in the Alpilles, St Rémy has a population of roughly 9,800 people. Popular …

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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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Provence Highlights Trip Planning Marseille Vieux Port Artichokes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

7 Days in Provence Highlights for Trip Planning

A Week in Provence Key to a great holiday in Provence (or anywhere) is striking a balance between activity and downtime. We have been fortunate to have many friends visit the region. Of course, we like to think it all about us, but the reality is Provence is magnetic. After …

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Maison Hache Restaurant Eygalières
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Maison Hache Restaurant Eygalières a Star Quality Experience

Eygalières is one of those rare places, in Provence, filled with stars, and nobody cares. So, why would Christopher Hache, with his Michelin star CV, open Maison Hache in this Alpilles village? New Eygalières Restaurant The attraction of the village with its 1,830 residents is frankly the down-to-earth lack of …

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Kids Playgrounds French Riviera
ExploreLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

Kids Play a Guide to Playgrounds on the French Riviera

I thought it was due time to update my previous blog post about playgrounds on the French Riviera. If you have children, the region has lots of options for playground fun. I have included mostly free public options. …Continue reading here for playgrounds and where kids can play for free …

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