Biotope de Fonduranne
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

French Riviera Hiking and Biking in the Estérels

Estérel French Riviera Located in southeastern France, the Estérel coastal mountain range straddles both the Var and Alpes-Maritimes departments. Of volcanic origins, the massif is roughly 32,000 hectares of rugged terrain awaiting exploration. Mont Vinaigre is the highest peak at 618 metres. According to the Estérel Côte d’Azur tourism office, …

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Val Joanis Remarkable Gardens Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Visit the Remarkable Gardens of the South of France

The label Jardin remarquable (Remarkable Garden) started in 2004 to celebrate and document France’s magnificent gardens. A Jardin Remarquable must meet the established criteria. The requirements include integration in the site, an interesting blend of vegetation, quality of the location, engaging use of plants and, where applicable, provide historical interest. …

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Daluis Gorges Côte d'Azur Tourism @George Veran
ExploreGuest PostRoad Trips South of France

Southern French Alps 5 Must-See Natural Sites

What’s not to like about a beach and a lounge chair facing the Mediterranean? For some, the weather is too hot and cultural venues may not suit the whole family. Or, perhaps you are just looking for a getaway from the summer crowds on the French Riviera. Head to the …

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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2021

Spring Events in Provence Spring in Provence is lovely. As is the case with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but expect the odd rainstorm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. In March and April, expect to …

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ExplorePhoebe ThomasVillages Towns and Cities

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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Villa E-1027 Cap Moderne
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Modern Architecture Meets Mediterranean at Cap Moderne

Bordered by Monaco and Menton, the communities of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin occupy an enviable spot on the French Riviera. Wedged between the sparkling Mediterranean and the Alpes-Maritimes, there is no doubt why crowds flock to the Côte d’Azur for their holidays. Although not undiscovered in the late 1920s, the area was the …

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Lavender Explore Provence
Guest PostInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Lavender the Summer Blue-Gold Attraction of Provence

This guest post about the Lavender in Provence comes from Marie-Helene, the co-founder of the online store Remember Provence. They curate Provencal-themed housewares, gift items and culinary ingredients and ship to customers around the world. Remember, Provence represents only high-quality products produced traditionally. Please follow this link to read the original article. Blue …

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Visit Menton Fête Citron French Riviera
InspireJulie WhitmarshWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

A Visit to Menton for the Fête du Citron

We’ve just returned from our 3rd visit to the Cote d’Azur for our February fix of colour and fun at the Carnaval de Nice and (of course) the superb Fête du Citron that takes place in the beautiful setting of Menton from mid-February until early March each year. Menton’s Lemons …

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Lucéram, circuit des crèches
Guest PostInspireProvencal History & Traditions

The Circuit des Crèches Lucéram Holiday Tradition

Nestled in the Alpes-Maritimes above the Cote d’ Azur is the medieval village of Lucéram. One day before Christmas, my friend decided to take me on a tour of the “Circuit des Crèches.” We drove high up the winding roads to the alpine region above the sea. Circuit des Creches …

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Au Soleil Ocre Avignon House Rental Provence Holiday Planning Accommodation
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provence Holiday Planning Start with Accommodation

Armchair travel never replaces the real thing, so you’ve decided to spend some holiday time in Provence. Whether this is your first trip or you are fortunate to have visited many times, booking the right accommodation should be at the top of your planning list. Ending up in a place …

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