10 Reasons to Visit Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Here are 10 Great Reasons to Visit Provence

Narrowing down the reasons to visit this corner of France to only 10 is a difficult task. Provence covers broad geography in the southeastern section of the country. It’s here where the Rhône River reaches the Mediterranean, and the Southern Alps give way to fields and beaches. The Romans left …

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Keith Van Sickle Book
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Living in St Remy de Provence in the Alpilles

They fell in love with the South of France, although apparently not at first sight. It took 20 visits to Provence before Keith, and Val Van Sickle decided to make the region their part-time home. The couple’s home is near San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley. However, a contract assignment …

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Camping St Remy Views
Paul ShawcrossStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Camping in St Remy at Mas de Nicolas

Camping in Provence Like most French regions, Provence lends itself to camping and the outdoor life, especially with its wall to wall sunshine, blue skies and healthy Mediterranean cuisine. A quick Google search will show a great variety of sites in every part of the Region, especially near the coast, …

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Provence Home Away Sablet View
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provence our Home Away from Home in Sablet

An Address in Provence Michel and Shirley live in California’s wine country north of San Francisco but even surrounded by those beautiful vineyards they felt a tug to Provence. The couple searched for several years before buying a house in Sablet, a village in the Vaucluse. Perhaps it was Michel’s …

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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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Armchair Travel Provence Orgon Village Alpilles
Books on ProvenceDeborah LawrensonInspire

Provencal Armchair Travel: Mary Stewart’s Madam, Will You Talk?

I love Mary Stewart’s romantic suspense novels: their sense of adventure and intriguing storylines, their strong-willed heroines, and most of all, their transporting settings. Her first, published in 1955, was Madam, Will You Talk?. Book Review The narrative takes place around 1950, in a hot, dusty Provence where Roman ruins …

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Wines Provence Rhône Tour
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Wines of Provence Join Romancing the Rhône Tour

Wine Trip You like LOVE French wine and want to increase your understanding of wines of Provence and the Rhône Valley. If so, then Ken Jourdan has the answer, book his Romancing the Rhône Wine Tour. This trip provides a comprehensive wine tour of the Côtes du Rhône wine region …

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Provence Tour Women Only
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Discover Provence a Tour for Women Only

Provence Anyone? There was some risk when I sent the email. “Ladies, who would like to join me in Provence to discover the region?” I wondered, who would come? Would they get along? How would the travel logistics work out? And, so on. The result was ten (yes 10!) ladies, …

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Nîmes Roman History Highlights Arena and Nimes Musée de la Romanité
ExploreKeith Van SickleRoad Trips South of France

A Road Trip to Nîmes for Roman History Highlights

Nîmes Road Trip Just west of Provence, across the mighty Rhône River, lays the Gard department of France. The Gard and Provence share a deep Roman history, from the days when both were part of the Roman region of Gallia. Because it is so close to Provence, a visit to …

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Pool time at Rhone Retreat
ExploreGuided Holiday ToursMarti Schmidt

Provence from an Artist’s Point of View Art Tour

Provencal Dreams Come True My most ardent life dream has always been to live and teach art in France. Just like my favourite art masters, many of my creative inspirations have come from my art sabbaticals to Europe. I fell in love with France at a young age, my very …

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