Active Holidays French Riviera Cycling
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Ideas for Active Holidays on the French Riviera

Only 35 minutes from the Nice Airport at 550m above sea level, the peaceful village of Châteauneuf-Villevieille is a clear contrast to the dynamic French city. Set against the flank of Mont Férion in the préalpes, Châteauneuf-Villevieille is an excellent base for an active holiday near the French Riviera. The …

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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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Domaine Rouge-Bleu Vineyard Nature shot
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine Rouge-Bleu a Côtes du Rhône Vineyard on the Rise

Côtes du Rhône Vineyard Refresh Five years ago, I wrote an article for Global Living Magazine about the new owners of Domaine Rouge-Bleu. The backstory about how a Franco-Australian couple followed their dream of owning a wine label is below. Leveraging their experiences in winemaking and sales, Caroline Jones and …

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The Walled City of Avignon
Bed & Breakfasts in ProvenceMary Kay SealesStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Where to Stay in Avignon? Le Limas Bed & Breakfast

“It feels like a home, an art gallery and a boutique hotel all in one” Avignon, the ancient walled city with the famous “pont,” is situated along the Rhone River on the TGV train line from Paris.  It is the perfect stopover en route to the Côte d’Azur, or can …

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La Divine Comédie Avignon Luxury Suites
Bed & Breakfasts in ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Luxury Rooms in Avignon Stay at La Divine Comédie Private Suites and a Secret Garden

It took over 600 years to open this luxurious bed and breakfast in the heart of Avignon. La Divine Comédie is a jewel of a guest house with five suites and a magical garden, the successful outcome of the owners Amaury de Villoutreys and Gilles Jauffret’s vision. They purchased the …

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Quince @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorTaste

Quince trees in Provence

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: On one of our many walking routes there are several rows of quince trees (coing in French) which, we saw planted just a few years ago. They have a lovely blossom in spring and produce a very large fruit, but what is interesting is …

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Bed & Breakfasts in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Eygalieres Bed and Breakfast: Jardin de Tim, a Secret Garden

The Jardin de Tim is a five a bedroom Bed and Breakfast located in Eygalières, Provence with a secret-like garden. The beautiful garden is filled with flowers, herbs and sculptures, semiprivate spaces bordered by hedges, a crystal blue pool for lounging and a shaded terrace for le petit déjeneur or a glass of rosé. The original building dates …

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Domaine Rouge Bleu Cote du Rhone
Ginger and NutmegWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine Rouge-Bleu Grape Heaven in Provence

Their eyes connected on a train headed towards the Champagne region. Before the weekend filled with bubbles supplied by the cellars of Krug and Dom Pérignon was over, Caroline Jones a proud Australian, and French native Thomas Bertrand had uncorked a little sparkle. Their long-distance romance bloomed and the now-married …

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