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The Paris Olympic Torch Relay Begins in Provence in May 2024

On May 8, 2024, the Olympic Torch Relay begins in Marseille before heading around France toward its destination at the opening ceremony in Paris for the XXXIII Olympiad. It’s fitting that the Olympic Flame will arrive on French soil in – Massalia (ΜΑΣΣΑΛΙΑ) – the city the Greeks founded in …

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Tastes of Provence Fall Menu 2023
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Make this Fall Menu with Recipes from the South of France

Our 2023 fall menu brings a collection of Provencal and French Riviera dishes to your dinner table. The menu was created by Anina Belle, the culinary genius behind Le Chef’s Wife. In the last year of her business degree, Anina Belle was an exchange student in Nice, France. She had …

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Provence Fall Festivals 2022
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Provence Fall Festivals to Discover 2023 Events

Festivals and Fall Events in Provence As the temperatures drop in Provence during the autumn, restaurant menus move towards heartier dishes. Enjoy meat (lamb, wild boar, taureaux, rabbit, fowl) slow-roasted with herbes de Provence and seasonal root vegetables. These recipes pair well with well-balanced red wine blends from the Rhône …

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Children swimming Parc National des Calanques
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Sail the Calanques with a Guide Helps Preserve it for Future Visitors

Travelling to Provence with her husband, Amy Kleppinger had some ideas about what to expect. She knew the food would be amazing, the lavender fields might be blooming. They hoped that the towns would be full of history and charm. However, they didn’t expect to come across one of the …

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Expert Tips for Wine Touring Tasying Provence
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Top Expert Tips for Wine Touring and Tasting in Provence

Author and wine expert Göran Boman shares tips for wine tasting and exploring the vineyards in Provence. This part of the South of France includes wine-growing areas stretching within the urban limits of Nice on the French Riviera to the Northern Rhône Valley. While wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, villages such as …

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French Riviera SamBoat Rentals
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French Riviera Boat Rental Made Easy with SamBoat

Are you thinking of renting a boat on the French Riviera? A friend who specializes in small group tours once told us the best way to see a country’s coastline is on a boat. They were right! The viewpoint from the water provides an often unexpected and relaxing perspective. Since …

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Marseille City Guide for Visitors

Here is our collection of articles on Marseille in one page covering the city’s highlights. Marseille is a city its residents adore, and visitors need to explore. Why Visit Marseille? Because Marseille is unlike any other city in France or the world, and at 2600+ years old, there is no …

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Guide to the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur

This is a reference guide, a list of the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur, and additional travel tips. Below is a regional directory for daily markets by department (Alpes Maritimes, Bouches du Rhône, Luberon, Vaucluse, and Var) within Provence. We will add details for Alpes de Haute Provence …

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Calanque En Vau Calanques Provence
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Want to Visit the Calanques this Summer? Know the Rules

Access to the Calanques National Park is controlled again this summer due to damage to the ecosystem caused by the burgeoning number of visitors and increasing fire risks.  The Calanque de Sugiton, which used to attract up to 2,500 people daily, is limited to 400 entries. Pre-booking one of the …

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Avignon in the Fall light
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Join a Small Group Tour Provence in October

Fall in Provence is a magical season. With the summer holidays over, the region feels calmer, and the seasonal colours make for stunning backdrops. Emily Durand, the founder of Your Private Provence, a small group tour operator, has designed an exceptional autumn adventure called “October in Provence,” which strikes a …

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