Fall Weather Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvencePaula Kane

Saying Goodbye to Fall Weather and Provence

By Paula Kane Here it is, the last full weekend of my stint in Provence. The time always whips by and it’s hard to believe I’ve been here just over two months already. This stretch is often punctuated with a wide range of emotions, and this year has been no …

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Videos from Provence

Visions and Videos of Perfectly Provence Come and join us. Find out more about Perfectly Provence in this interview with Rebecca Ronane the founder of both Network Provence and Forward after Fifty: Discover Martine Bertin-Peterson, the founder of boutique travel company Goût et Voyage in this interview: Witness 1000 animals, …

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Provence Nature
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvencePaula Kane

Living in Provence and the Healing Power of Nature

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane: My first week here has gone by in a flash. Perhaps because summer is always like that, or perhaps it was my fuzziness and lack of focus most of the week due to some lingering vertigo. Either way, it went by quickly with dinners and …

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Books Guide Provence Guidebooks
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Allow Books to Guide Your Travels Through Provence

Travel Guides for Provence Remember when we carried around hefty paperbacks to guide our travels? In the 1980s, long before smartphones, tourists faithfully checked these guidebooks for reviews on hotels, restaurants and must-see sights. Backpackers conscious of space and weight often discarded the pages for a city or region once …

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Visit Saint Remy de Provence
Caroline LongstaffeExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Our Top Local’s Picks for Your Visit to Saint Remy de Provence

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: Recently someone who only had four days to spend in Provence asked me if I had to choose between a visit to Aix-en-Provence or Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, which would it be. Preferably I’d find the time for both but as stunning a city as Aix is, …

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Picturesque Gorges de la Nesque
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

Why Picturesque Gorges de la Nesque is Ideal for Biking or Driving

The Gorges de la Nesque is the most spectacular gorge in Provence after the Gorges du Verdon. Whether you are a hiker or cyclist it offers breathtaking views and even in the height of summer is not overrun with either so you can still enjoy its beauty in peace. If …

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French Riviera Family-Friendly Summer Activities
ExploreLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

French Riviera (and Beyond) Family-Friendly Activities

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Summer school holidays are over but you still need to keep the kids entertained until September rolls around and schools go back. Here are some of my budget-friendly suggestions for families to stay entertained through summer and beyond. Parc Phoenix is one of our favourite family …

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Provence Holiday Home Owner Pool shot les Vallons
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provence Holiday Home Owner Shares Her Luberon Lifestyle

Diving into Provence Ten years after Peter Mayle’s book “A Year in Provence” was published, Georgina Causton and her partner decided to spend a sabbatical year (1999) in Provence. Completely enchanted by the lifestyle in the South of France they never returned to live in London. Suddenly, they found themselves …

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Lavender Fields Vaucluse
ExploreJulie Whitmarsh

Purple Turns Provence – Where to see Lavender Fields in the Vaucluse.

It’s this time of year that Provence turns purple when the Lavender fields start to explode with colour and the air fills with scent as the flowerheads gently brush against each other in the breeze. The air above them seems to shimmer with the colour and the constant buzz of bees …

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Porquerolles Fondation Carmignac Modern Art Porquerolles
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire

Foundation Carmignac Modern Art Another Reason to Visit Porquerolles

The Foundation Carmignac opened to the public on June 1st. This display of modern art is in a vast (1500 sqm) gallery inside a Provencal villa on the beautiful island of Porquerolles. Financier Edouard Carmignac has put the collection together. It includes works from the American Pop Art School, including …

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