Visiting L'île Verte Provence la Ciotat
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Visiting L’île Verte Provence’s Green Island

There’s only one island in Provence’s Bouches-du-Rhone with trees, and that’s the Ile Verte, off the coast of La Ciotat.  It’s just a 10-minute hop by navette from the Vieux Port of La Ciotat to this tiny island which is just 430x260m in size. Once there, you can enjoy the …

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Uzes market day close to Avignon
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Great Day Trips from Avignon in 2-Hours or less

If you are here because you have already read about my brief visit to Avignon, you probably recall that I spent a few days there last fall – my first trip back to France after 22 months of absence and my first visit to this wonderful city. Picking up the …

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Why Visit Historical Uzès? Lunch, Sightseeing and Family

There are towns and villages we happily visit time and again because of their uniqueness, proximity to historical sites, outstanding markets, or cultural attractions. As Uzès has it all, a well-preserved chateau, cobblestone streets, two great weekly markets, close to the Pont du Gard, and a Duke, it was an …

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Exploring from Apt 4 Day Trips in the Vaucluse

Jen and Chris Mallon decided to move from England to Apt quickly. They decided in June 2018 and arrived in France that September. Leaving their jobs, selling a house, they headed through the channel tunnel to Provence. After four years in the Luberon, they are busy running Cent Cinq self-catered …

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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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Ideas for Day Trips from Uzès

By Barefoot Blogger: For visitors to Uzès there’s always something to keep you busy. If you’re not shopping on market day or wandering through the ancient town and discovering its charming streets and alleyways, you’re walking beside the stream in the Valle du l’Eure. Perhaps you would like to venture …

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The Provence Rulebook

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane: One thing you can count on if you live in Provence is visitors. It’s a given. Everyone wants to come here and they all want to stay with you. This is a mixed blessing; it’s wonderful to have your friends and love ones around …

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Why Nimes is a “Must See” for Roman History Lovers

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: France has so many amazing places to visit it’s hard to decide where to start. If you’re a Roman history buff, you must visit Nimes. It’s a city where you can see, touch and experience life in France during the days of the Roman …

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Heritage Trail in Juan les Pins

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: The French Riviera has some amazing old buildings ranging from palace hotels along the Croisette in Cannes, to Belle Époque mansions in Cap Ferrat and Art Deco apartments lining the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. For a while now, I’ve been intending to look …

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6 Insider Tips for a “Lazy” Day Trip to Uzes

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: One of the hardest parts about visiting a new place is knowing exactly when during the year you want to go and what you want to see when you get there. Now that the Barefoot Blogger calls Uzes “home,” here are some hints for …

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