Aix-en-Provence la Rotonde Fountain
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in Provence

Visit to Aix-en-Provence, City of a Thousand Fountains

Contributor blog post by Michel: As I have written previously, one of our favorite towns is Aix-en-Provence. The capital of Provence in the middle ages, it is located about one hour and 15 minutes from our home in Sablet.Cousin Annick lives in a nearby village. One morning a few months …

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Visit Nîmes
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Things to See and Do When You Visit Nîmes, the Rome of France

Contributor blog post by Michel: As I have shared before, we try to find opportunities to hook up with our cousins who live near Montpellier in someplace mutually convenient for them and us. So one Saturday, a few months back, neighbors Bob, Darlene, Ed and Gwen in tow, we headed …

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Beaucaire history Gard
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGinger and NutmegProvencal History & Traditions

Beaucaire in the Gard Visions of a Different Era in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Beaucaire is a small town in the Gard department, located on the banks of the Rhône River and the start of the Rhône-Sète canal. The name Beaucaire means beautiful stone. There is evidence of a Gallo-Roman settlement in this hilly area as early as 11 BC. …

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UK Expat Trip Back to Provence
Julie Whitmarsh

It was not the most relaxing trip back to Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: It’s nine (9) weeks since I last left the house in Provence and returned to the UK. Andy has been down since & our eldest has spent the last month there pottering about improving his French and his Strava times at the same time. …

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Road Trip Lyon Rhone River
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Provence Getaway: Why take a Road (Train or Boat) Trip to Lyon

One could say that Lyon is at the intersections of France. After Paris and Marseille, Lyon is France’s third largest city. Located almost in the centre of the country, the drive from Marseille to takes a little over 3 hours and 4.5 from Paris. However, on the train (TGV), from …

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Lavender Fields #ExploreProvence @OurhouseinProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in Provence

Enjoying the Lavender fields in Vaucluse and nearby Drôme Provençale

Contributor blog post by Michel: It’s a toss up between coquelicots (red poppies) and lavender but probably no other scent or sight says Provence better than the pungent aroma of a purple field of lavender growing in mounded rows under a brilliant blue summer sky. We were lucky that it …

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St Remy Local Secrets Parking
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van Sickle

St Remy Local Secrets Where to Find Parking

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle: The Wednesday morning market in St.-Rémy is one of the best in Provence. And it is very popular, which makes parking a challenge. There are a few spots available in the pay lots and on the street, but they tend to fill up …

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July Events Provence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

July Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Juillet/July Events in Provence 2017 It’s full summer here in Provence. The cigales are singing (quite loudly I must say!) and the sunflowers and lavender are in full bloom. The ballet (or science?) of knowing when to open and close your shutters has been mastered for all …

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Jardin des Alpilles Secrets of St Remy
Keith Van SickleMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Discover the Secrets of St-Remy: Best Fruits and Vegetables

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle: One of the glories of Provence is the fresh produce. And in St.-Rémy, the best place to get it is at the Wednesday market. Every week, dozens of vendors set up shop throughout the charming town center, selling fruits, vegetables, olives, cheeses, lavender …

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Discover Market Sunday in Toulon
AixcentricExplore: Travel in Provence

Find Out Why You Should Spend a Sunday in Toulon

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Sunday really is an ideal time to visit Toulon as the traffic is lighter, it’s easier to park and the market is in full swing. It’s a good market with the top part North African stalls, leading down to the fruit and veg section, ending in …

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