Lavender in Provence #Cycling @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

Beautiful Lavender Cycle in Provence

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Cycling from Lagarde Apt down to Sault yesterday was such a pleasure (getting up there was a tad more challenging) , the Lavender is now in full flower, the perfume as you cycle past is amazing as is the sound of the bees worked …

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Arts and Crafts at Monaco Green Days @AccessRiviera
ExploreRebecca Whitlocke

Kids Arts and Crafts at Monaco Green Days

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: There is just one week left to get along to the Monaco Green Days at Stars n Bars beside Port Hercule in Monaco. Following the creation of Monacology the last few years, Stars n Bars is continuing their involvement in the creation of the …

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Tour de France @VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

Watching the Tour de France on Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: For 3 weeks each year everything in our house slows down, the TV is on all afternoon as we all get our annual hit of two of our favourite things – France & cycling. For us the Tour de France is just compulsive viewing, …

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Cycling in Provence #ExploreProvence @TableenProvence
ExplorePaula KaneStay Fit

Allez! Allez! Provence en Vélo

Provence: just one word conjures visions of endless blue skies, charming villages and miles and miles of smooth roads to be ridden. One of the things I miss most when not in France is riding my bike. I know, I know… you’re thinking, what? Don’t you miss the food, the …

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Pont Julien Veloroute Luberon @Vauclusedreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

Beyond the end of the Veloroute 1 to Cereste

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: The Véloroute du Calavon is a great off-road cycle path that runs the length of the petit-Luberon from near Cavaillon to beyond Apt. Built on the bed of an old railway track it offers a well-maintained, vehicle-free, flat route through some of the most …

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Bargain Hunting #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
InspireJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts

Provencal Bargain Hunting at the Tip

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: OK it’s not quite the title that usually draws readers, but I thought this afternoon’s trip was worth sharing. Since moving in I’ve been busy trying to find nice pieces of furniture for the house and needless to say I don’t want to spend …

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Poquerolles #Poquerolles Cote d'Azur @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Why You Should Visit Porquerolles

Minutes away from the Cote d’Azur shoreline, this tiny outcropping is a world away from the glitz and glamour of Saint-Tropez. Porquerolles is one of three islands that form the Îles d’Hyères Archipelago. Only a 10-minute ferry ride from terra firma this spit of land is only 7 km (4.3 miles) …

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I Promise You This #Provence #Books @Patricia_Sands
Books on ProvenceInspire

Is Provence Calling To You?

Author and possibilitarian Patricia Sands never ceases to amaze me. She is on the cusp of publishing the third book in her “Love In Provence” series I Promise You This ~ is available May 17th. Here, is a little temptation to order your copy. “With sunlit backdrops and plot twists as …

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Pont d'Avignon C.Demontis Avignon Guided Tours
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Historical Walking and Biking Tours of Avignon

In 2003, Clément Demontis first arrived in Avignon; to attend l’Université d’Avignon. Clément followed his undergraduate studies (history and geography) with a Master’s degree in history, so he is well qualified to share the city’s historical facts. Avignon Authentic Stories, Clément’s tour company, launched in 2014 (first tours in 2015). …

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Pool Mas des Avelines @OlivesVines
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Escapes in the Olives and Vines of Provence

A summertime escape to the Cote d’Azur from the French Alps. Heavenly! One might be tempted to describe the combination of a villa near Bandol, in Provence, and a home in the French mountain resort of Val d’Isère as the “the best of both worlds.” In 2010, Su Stephens and …

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