Market strawberries Spend Day St-Rémy-de-Provence Market
ExploreKeith Van SickleVillages Towns and Cities

How to Spend a Day in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Lucky you, you’re coming to St-Rémy-de-Provence! But you only have one day to see the sights—what should you do? I’m here to help! My wife and I live part of the year in St-Rémy, so let me give you some ideas. The Best Market St-Rémy has one of the best …

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Secret French Riviera Local's Tips
ExploreLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

Secret French Riviera Local’s Tips: Hidden Spots Worth A Visit

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: When you live somewhere, you are privy to local tips and things that you learn about your home town or region that tourists perhaps don’t see or aren’t aware of. Yes, TripAdvisor and tourist offices can be great sources of information but if you …

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Orange Place de la Republique Vaucluse Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Travel Provence Local’s Tips for your visit to the City of Orange

Located a short distance from Avignon (21km) and neighbouring the Rhone Valley vineyards, Orange is an agricultural working town, in the Vaucluse, with a UNESCO World Heritage classification – since 1981. Founded by the Romans in 35BC and the Celtics before them, Orange’s former glory is evidenced by the monumental …

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Cours Mirabeau Aix-en-Provence
Caroline LongstaffeExploreLocals Travel Tips

Discover Aix-en-Provence with an expert!

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaff: “Provence appeals to so many because the region offers something for everyone. From sea to sky, from mountains to meadows, from history to contemporary, it is an endless canvas.”  Esteemed writer, Carolyne Kauser-Abbott’s, perspectives about Provence. Visit the stunning city of Aix-en-Provence with her here….. …

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Apricots #CookingClasses #Provence @venisenprovence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Provence Local’s Tips by Chef Giuseppina Mabilia

Italian by birth, Giuseppina Mabilia first visited Provence in 2004, and now she calls the Luberon village of Goult home. The years in between have allowed Giuseppina to establish herself as a private chef in the region, and more recently launch her cooking school Venise en Provence.  Although the geographic distance …

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Favourite Wine Bars Cave de la Tour #Nice06 @RivieraGrape
Restaurant RecommendationsTasteThe Riviera Grapevine

Ask A Local: Favourite Wine Bars on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: I have a wonderful network here on the Côte d’Azur of locals who are a fountain of knowledge when it comes to cool, trendy places to visit, away from the usual traveller hot spots. So I thought it was time to start sharing some of these …

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Lacoste #Luberon @AnthonyCraig
ExploreGuest PostLocals Travel Tips

Goult and Lacoste Hidden Gems in the Luberon

After a 45-year business career with some of the largest corporations in the world, Anthony Craig called it quits. It was a milestone moment when he resigned from nine corporate boards, and he and his wife relocated to Provence. Craig is now a published author, his book It’s All About Lunch shares their story of renovations …

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Hello Apollo @ToursofNice #Nice06
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Food and Walking tours of Nice in Italian and English

Bilingual guide Chiara Orlandi grew up in the heart of Italy, in Umbertide, a place that she still holds dear in her heart even after several years away in the United Kingdom and Edinburgh, Scotland. Orlandi studied event management at Edinburgh’s Napier University, her second Masters (her previous degrees are …

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Markets in Provence Markets @Susan_PWZ
Markets in Provence and Cote d'AzurModern TrobadorsTaste

Mapping the Markets of Peter Mayle’s Provence

Twenty years ago, my husband, daughter, and I rolled into Marseille on the high-speed train from Paris.  If I recall correctly, the Aix-en-Provence TGV station had not yet been built. We rented a car and drove to Aix-en-Provence, where we would spend several nights before moving to Lourmarin, the small …

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caprice vintage shopping #Nice06 @bestofniceblog
Allison CoeInspireShopping & Gifts

The Golden Ring of Vintage Shopping in Old Nice

Contributor blog post by Allison @Best of Nice: If you like vintage glamour, second-hand chic, discount designer duds and unique fashion finds, put on your shopping shoes and head to Old Nice.  Here is a circuit over just a couple of blocks where bargain hunters will find their bonheur in boutiques ranging from vintage to retro thrift …

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