Avignon Rhone river
ExploreRenata HaidleVillages Towns and Cities

Why I’m Heading Back to Avignon, France

Back To France 22 months. 22 months of uncertainty and worry, of hopes that were dashed, of plans that didn’t come true. 22 months of maybes and if onlys. 22 months of a feeling I ended up calling traveller’s despair. The gnawing fear that France, like the rest of the …

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Beautiful Historical Avignon Opera House
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Beautiful Historical Avignon a Nice Place for a Walk

We went to Avignon so Shirley could shop, so I took the opportunity to walk around and see what was new or different after our long absence. One of the first things I noticed, this was the first time in a long time that the Opera – Theater of Avignon …

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ExploreJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Exploring Provence the Luberon Villages and Beyond

I thought it was time to revisit something I did soon after starting this blog to do an A-Z of the Luberon and Vaucluse. I started it all those years ago, before we had bought the house, and with much less knowledge than we have now. Also, I never actually …

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Books Recommended Holiday Reading List Provence
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Spots in Provence Which Will Inspire You to Write a Novel

Provence’s diversified nature is what makes it the perfect source of inspiration for writers. For centuries, the South of France has been a getaway for writers and artists looking for creative inspiration. From rolling vineyards over pine forests to lavender fields, Provence can provide you with different experiences, whether you …

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Visit Avignon for Festivals, Food and Popes

The Papal City Avignon is 40 km southwest of Sablet, snuggled inside ancient walls along the Rhône River. The largest town in the Vaucluse, Avignon is very old, full of history, art, music and activity. I can spend hours wandering the narrow streets inside the fortified walls without getting bored. …

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Avignon Palais des Papes
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Travel Tips How to Spend a Day in Avignon

Looking for suggestions for what to do in Avignon for a day? Keep reading Ashley’s guest to learn about this beautiful city in France. If you only have one day to enjoy the city, select the monuments you want to visit so that you can enjoy Avignon to the fullest. …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Visit our Favourite Cities in Provence

With the large geographic footprint of Provence visiting the entire region in one trip, or a lifetime is nearly impossible. In high season (July and August), long drives and even longer lines should make you think twice about extended road trips. Instead, we suggest picking an activity each day and …

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Favourite Places Visit Provence Avignon Pont d'Avignon
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My Favourite Places to Visit in Provence

Places to Visit in Provence The region is one of the most visited areas in France. From bustling, edgy Marseille to the red cliffs of Cassis, fragrant lavender fields of the Luberon, Aix-en-Provence’s colourful markets, wine and art. There’s something in Provence to please everyone. No wonder it’s everyone’s favourite. …

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Musée Angladon-Dubrujeaud Avignon
ExploreMarti SchmidtVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to Musée Angladon-Dubrujeaud in Avignon

On one of my many visits to beautiful Avignon France, I found a small hidden jewel. I spent an enjoyable afternoon in the Musée Angladon-Dubrujeaud, a small and intimate museum, which displays the art collection of famous Parisian couturier and art collector Jacques Doucet. Musée Angladon-Dubrujeaud Avignon Since 1996 this …

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Summer Avignon Off Festival
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Summer Fun in Avignon at the OFF Festival

This article by Lucie Pierron was originally published on the French Quarter Magazine. Avignon’s OFF Festival The unofficial festival, known as the “OFF,” takes place all over the city and in the surrounding villages in July annually. The streets of Avignon during the festival are in full swing. One cannot …

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