Visit Arles Provence @LostinArles @HeatherRobinson
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel Tips

Ask a Local: Why Visit Arles?

Much like her decision to follow a good looking French photographer to his native land. The couple were struck by a coup de coeur (love struck) when they spent one fateful night in Arles in 2003. You can read the full story in Heather’s blog post here. Whether you are …

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Aix en Provence The Inside Story front cover via @AixCentric Lynne Alderson
AixcentricBooks on ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Aix-en-Provence The Inside Story

Two years ago, I published ‘Aix-en-Provence The Inside Story’.  I embarked on it because there is so little in English on the history of this fascinating town. Guide books are very big on facades and columns but don’t say much about the people who lived in the buildings. I wanted …

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Provence views #Provence @RebeccaRONANE
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel Tips

Coach Rebecca Ronane Shares her Perfectly Provence

Rebecca Ronane was born in the United Kingdom, but she tells me that she embarked on a career of travelling after the age of 19. Rebecca and her husband Alain (also a travel bug) met while working as tour directors. As a guide, Rebecca has journeyed throughout Europe, the United …

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Patina #Arles Heather Robinson @LostinArles @HeatherRobinson
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Getting Lost in Arles a Guided Tour

We had barely walked 3km from our meeting point, but we were utterly lost in the architecture and history of Arles. My husband and I were in Arles for our an annual trip to the sous-prefecture to request the forms for renewal of our long-stay visas. This process involves getting …

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Église Saint-Jean-de-Malte #AixenProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & TraditionsThe Unexplorer

Église Saint-Jean-de-Malte: A Church of Firsts

It’s a pretty big honor to be the first Roman Catholic church in a region where around half of the population is Catholic. Back in the 12th century, Église Saint-Jean-de-Malte served as a hospice and chapel for the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem of the Order of Malta.  This group was formed …

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Musée Granet AIX ANTIQUE, UNE CITE EN GAULE DU SUD Musee Granet
AixcentricProvencal History & Traditions

Roman Finds at the Musée Granet

By aixcentric Aix must be a paradise for archaeologists: building work in town so often yields ancient foundations and sewers, but sometimes sumptuous Roman mosaic dining room floors, everyday pottery and glass from the table, and even jewellery, oil lamps and statues. They date from around 2000 years ago when …

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Roman Aix-en-Provence
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Spotlight on Roman Aix

By aixcentric Virtually every time there are ‘travaux‘ in Aix, the archaeologists who precede the bulldozers unearth Roman pottery, statues, funeral urns, drainage systems and stretches of road. Over the years there have been small displays, but the next exhibition at the Granet Explore this Post Via:: Aixcentric       

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