Palais des Papes Avignon Renata Haidle
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Holidaying in Provence: 4 Places You Need to See

Known for its stunning landscapes and rolling vineyards, Provence is one of southern France’s most popular places to visit. The region offers a range of delights, but it can be difficult to pack everything within one holiday. We’ve compiled some of the best places in Provence, the region’s attractions you …

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Villefranche-sur-Mer
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Villefranche-sur-Mer a Few of Our Favourite Things to Do

Included The owners of Riviera Experience, Shelley and Riccardo, are originally from southern California. However, living in Villefranche-sur-Mer for 20+ years and running their holiday rental company, they have a long list of favourite things to do in town and nearby. Guests staying in their nine (9) beautifully appointed apartments …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Our Top Ideas for Spending a Day in Aix-en-Provence

Situated in the Bouches du Rhône, Aix-en-Provence may lack Marseille’s waterfront and beaches, but the beauty of Aix more than makes up for it. A day is hardly long enough to appreciate a city that began as a Roman settlement over 2,000 years ago. But it is possible with our …

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Replique grotte Cosquer Marseille
ExploreGuided Holiday ToursKeith Van Sickle

See Prehistoric Art in the Cosquer Cave in Marseille

In 1991, Henri Cosquer made a remarkable discovery: he found a grotto filled with prehistoric paintings. Even more remarkable is that the cave is only accessible via an underwater passageway. Diving Discovery Cosquer was a professional diver, leading underwater tours around the Calanques National Park near Marseille. He also dove …

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Lyon Top 5 Things
ExploreLaura SnoekRoad Trips South of France

Road Trip to Lyon and Top 5 Things to Do

Lyon is the 3rd largest city in France and the French capital of gastronomy! With its beautiful old town, many restaurants, museums and shops, there are plenty of things to do in Lyon. Here are all our tips for your next road trip or a perfect weekend trip in Lyon. …

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Russian Church Nice
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Visiting the Alpes-Maritimes Highlights Seaside to Summits

At first blush, many visitors may not realize that the Alpes-Maritimes department expands from the beaches of the French Riviera to the ski resorts of the southern Alps to the Italian border. Surrounded by the Var and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the Alpes-Maritimes has densely populated urban areas, famous Côte d’Azur cities, …

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Sisteron Vallee du Jabron Vallee du Jabron Haute Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Our Top Touring Ideas for the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is nature’s patchwork quilt featuring mountains, gorges, rolling valleys, lavender fields and pockets of remote villages and busy towns. The Durance River plays an essential role in this department that features high mountain peaks of the Alps and the lower alpine foothills with remote villages. While there are other …

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Perfect Day In Nice
ExploreMaison Mirabeau WinesVillages Towns and Cities

Spending a Perfect Day In Nice

Known as the unofficial capital of the sparkling Cote d’Azur, the charming city of Nice is the perfect place to visit. Boasting a year-round mild Mediterranean climate with many things to do, eat and see, read on to discover our suggestions for the perfect day on the French Riviera. Start …

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A Visit to Mougins, centre ville
ExploreGayle PadgettVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to Mougins and 5 Things To Do

While in Mougins to give a talk on my latest book, The Birdwatcher’s Wife, I was delighted to reacquaint myself with the enchanting area. My previous visit had been three years ago when I made a presentation on my first book, Passion for Provence: 22 Keys to La Belle Vie. …

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Beautiful places in Provence
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Top little-known but beautiful places in Provence to visit in 2022

Provence is a unique region of France. There are numerous natural attractions in this region. Nice, Cannes, and Saint-Tropez are all Provence, but calanques, mountains, lavender fields and ocher canyons are also Provence. However, to see all the diversity of this region, you will need an appropriate rental car. Provence …

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