Spring Events in Provence
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Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2023

Spring Events in Provence Springtime in Provence is lovely. As with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but you should expect an odd rainstorm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. You will see the apple, pear, apricot, …

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Family Week in Provence
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Spending a Week in Provence Our Travel Planning Ideas

They are finally coming. They are finally coming! After two years of travel delays and several uncelebrated milestones, most of my family arrived in the South of France to spend a week in Provence enjoying the sites, the pool and some rosé bien sûr. Now what? We were ten, aged …

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Carrières des Lumières 2023
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Visit Carrières des Lumières in 2023 for the Dutch Masters

This year’s main program at Carrières des Lumières (“Quarries of Light”) in Les Baux de Provence is “From Vermeer to Van Gogh, The Dutch Masters.” The works of Johannes Vermeer and Vincent Van Gogh will be featured, along with a series of painters from the Dutch Golden Age. Some of …

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Provence Organic Wine France
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Provence Leading in Organic Wine Making in France

Provence wine region is the leader in France in percentage terms of organic vineyard areas, and that number continues to increase. Since November 2022, you can also check where the organic vineyards are in Provence, and the whole of France, so you can now see if your favourite producer’s vineyards …

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Winter in Provence Events Calendar La Rotonde Christmas Aix-en-Provence
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Winter in Provence Events Calendar 2023

Winter Festivals and Events in Provence Winter in Provence. What are the colder months like in the South of France? Is it a good time to visit? So many images of the Provence and the Côte d’Azur are summer scenes with ribbons of blooming lavender fields, glasses of rosé with …

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Church of St. Trophime, Arles
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Provence Bouches du Rhône Romans to Modern Day

The Rhône and Durance rivers are like bookends creating fluid boundaries of the Bouches du Rhône (mouth of the Rhône) while providing irrigation for the department’s agricultural land. After an 800 km journey from its source, the Rhône Glacier in Valais, Switzerland, the Rhône River yawns lazily into the Mediterranean …

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Cruising Rhône River Provence S.S. Catherine
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Allure of European River Cruising the Rhône River in Provence

Luxury river cruising offers the best of what seasoned travellers want; stress-free, all-inclusive travel, dining, and daily guided excursions, all onboard a 5-star boutique river ship, while slowly plying Europe’s beautiful waterways. Rhône River in Provence On a very hot day in August, embarking on a European river cruise ship …

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Provence Fall Festivals 2022
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Provence Fall Festivals to Discover 2022 Events

Festivals and Fall Events in Provence Fall in Provence directs you towards a heartier menu. Enjoy meat (lamb, wild boar, taureaux, rabbit, fowl) roasted with herbes de Provence, root vegetables and delicious red wine blends. At this time of year, the hiking is fabulous, biking is possible, and golfers might …

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Les Baux de Provence
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8 Châteaux Castles of Provence to Visit

Perched on hilltops throughout the region, the castles of Provence are intriguing. These seemingly impenetrable fortresses have stone foundations and ramparts for defensive purposes. Reflective of turbulent periods in French history, many of the châteaux in southern France were built on summits maximising the ability to anticipate enemy approach. Today, …

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Visitor Guide Bouches du Rhône Highlights

Bouches du Rhône Department Like other departments, the Bouches du Rhône combines large urban centres and unspoilt countryside. Visible traces of Roman history weave throughout the region, which is one of many reasons to visit Arles and its monuments. Beautiful Aix-en-Provence and seaside Marseille, the second-largest city in France after …

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