Pont du Gard Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

How to Spend a Week Touring Provence from Apt

After living in Provence for a few years and running holiday rental apartments in the heart of Apt, Jen and Chris Mallon continue their exploration of the region. They are wonderful hosts and always happy to help guests with ideas for sightseeing, avoiding the crowds, and some of their favourite …

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Ansouis Village Luberon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

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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Valensole Lavender Provence Highlights Trip Planning
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7 Reasons Why Provence is a Perfect Holiday Destination

When you plan a vacation, the first thing that you probably start with is choosing the perfect destination. Provence has always been a popular place to visit. So what is Provence famous for? It is renowned for wine, food, a colourful environment, and plenty of sites worth visiting. Why Choose …

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Luberon Mines De Bruoux
ExploreJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Ochre Exploration Luberon Mines De Bruoux near Gargas

I have a confession to make. It’s been over 30 years since we first visited the area and over five (5) years since buying the house here, yet I hadn’t seen the incredible Mines de Bruoux, at nearby Gargas, until recently. Incredible Mines de Bruoux Typically when Ochres are mentioned, …

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Bonnieux
ExplorePaul ShawcrossRoad Trips South of France

How to Spend 2 Days Driving Around the Idyllic Luberon

Mountains, Old Abbeys, Pretty Villages and a Roman Bridge The Luberon in the Vaucluse boasts many charming villages, four of which are classified as Plus Beaux Villages. Moreover, there are wooded hills with plenty of good walking, great markets, excellent restaurants and a producer of quality wines—all in this relatively unspoiled …

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Avignon Rhone river
ExploreRenata HaidleVillages Towns and Cities

Why I’m Heading Back to Avignon, France

Back To France 22 months. 22 months of uncertainty and worry, of hopes that were dashed, of plans that didn’t come true. 22 months of maybes and if onlys. 22 months of a feeling I ended up calling traveller’s despair. The gnawing fear that France, like the rest of the …

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The France Issue Provence by Photo Authority Magazine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspirePhotographers in Provence

The France Issue Provence by Photo Authority Magazine

Photo Authority Magazine recently published its third issue dedicated to Provence. These stunning online magazines are a resource for travellers and photography lovers. These digital format magazines filled with images and articles invite you to explore Kenya’s Maasai Mara, the Altai Region in Mongolia, or Provence in southern France. Each …

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French Flag Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Travel to France Health Pass Need to Know

France is implementing a new health pass if it wasn’t hard enough to keep track of the Covid-19 variants, infection surges, and colour-coded travel restrictions. Effective today, the “pass sanitaire” (health pass) is a requirement for anyone (18 years and older) for entry into locations with a capacity of more …

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Winter in Provence Holidays
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Winter Holidays in Provence 7 Things To Do

Provence is one of the many regions in France blessed with breath-taking landscapes and incredible food. Most people associate the area with summer activities, lavender fields, and rosè wine. But Provence is much more than that. This fantastic region opens its arms to protect you from the cold, dark months …

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Provence Market Bag Travel in France
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Guide to Upcoming Changes in EU Visas for Travellers to Provence

Provence offers a veritable bounty of things to enjoy for visitors, from its world-famous lavender fields and olive groves to luxurious, historic towns and cities such as Nice, Cannes and Saint-Tropez. Whether you’re travelling to this southeastern region of France bordering the Mediterranean Sea for a holiday or to live …

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