College des Precheurs @Aixcentric
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Hidden Treasure in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This weekend, I decided to go and visit the exhibition about the 23 trees that are being threatened by the Places Verdun-Precheurs development. And I will come back to these trees. But first, I was amazed, on pushing open the door to this former school, the College …

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Aix-en-Provence Roman Road
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More Roman Road Uncovered in Aix en Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: It’s so fascinating that every time people start digging in Aix, they come up with remains from Roman times. And the latest to be uncovered is 50 metres of a road near to the hospital. There is to be a new car park for the …

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Gaspard de Besse @Margo_Lestz
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Gaspard de Besse: Robin Hood of Provence

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Just like Robin Hood, Gaspard de Besse robbed from the rich (who detested him) and gave to the poor (who adored him). But while Robin Hood’s roots are shrouded in mystery, there’s no doubt about the identity of our French outlaw. …Continue reading here for …

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Eygalieres an Authentic Village in Provence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Must Visit Eygalieres an Authentic Village in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: The key to understanding Provence is to spend some quality time in historical villages such as Eygalières. The town is tiny compared to its neighbours, with a population of only 1830 (pop. census 2008). The village site as it is known today began to take shape …

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Bellevue Antibes @Frenchlessonsblog
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Unexpected Email: Bellevue’s Earliest Residents

Contributor blog post by Jemma: In the final days before my family and I shifted our luggage and lives to France this summer – at the very time our Toronto home was a packing pigsty, and as we trod heartily into our 10-day, do-or-die window for Yoko’s persnickety paperwork – …

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Oppede le Vieux @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Oppède-le-Vieux Breathtaking Enchantment

Every visitor to the Vaucluse department of Provence must take the time to visit this raw, rugged, breathtaking jewel of the Luberon. Frozen in time, Oppède-le-Vieux enchants its visitors with its majestic position clinging to the side of the Luberon. For more on Cheryl’s visit to this hilltop town in the …

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Nimes Maison Carre @bfblogger2015
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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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Malaucene #MontVentoux @ourhouseinprovence
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Malaucène a Gateway to Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by Michel: One of the great things about writing a blog is getting comments on the blog or emails from readers with suggestions for villages to visit or restaurants to try. That is why we headed to Malaucène one morning back in February. …Continue reading here for Michel’s full …

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Saintes Maries de la Mer @bfBlogger2015
Barefoot BloggerInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer Who Knew?

Planning a visit to the Camargue to see the white horses? Here’s another stop to add to your list. What I love about living in France is not only the opportunity to travel in this fabulous country but also the chance to re-learn history. What I never expected, though, was …

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Lunch in Orange @OurhouseinProvence
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Outing to Orange and Lunch at l’Arausio

One Sunday several weeks back, friend Alain who with his wife Mimi owns the epicerie in Sablet, asked me if we were free Monday afternoon. I replied yes, and he said they would pick us up in front of the boulangerie at 11:45 on Monday, a day when the epicerie …

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