Planning a Stay in the Luberon Village Lourmarin
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in Provence

Travel Planning your Stay in the Luberon Village of Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: I am often asked if I could help to plan a stay in Lourmarin, so voilà! This itinerary would work from any of the nearby Luberon villages, I’ve planned it round my favourite market days, listed below. But don’t rush around too much, allow yourself to …

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Travel Tips French Riviera Monaco Budget
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca Whitlocke

French Riviera Travel Tips 10 Places To Visit In Monaco On A Budget

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Monaco has a reputation as a place of luxury, superyachts and supercars but I’m going to shatter the myth that you need to have lots of money to enjoy Monaco as a tourist. Monaco/Monte Carlo is spread over a lot of hills, so if …

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Best French Riviera Museums Musee Matisse Nice
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca Whitlocke

Travel Tips: 10 of the Best Museums on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: The French Riviera has over 40 museums with rich collections often set in picturesque locations overlooking manicured gardens, village squares or the sea. From Belle Époque paintings to modern sculptures, visitors to the region will find enough cultural places of interest to entertain them …

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Pont du Gard by Canoe @OurHouseinProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Fun Day on the Gardon River and a Visit by Canoe to Pont du Gard

Contributor blog post by Michel: In the morning we walked across the Pont du Gard and then hiked up the trail to get an “aerial” view. After a light meal consisting of food and drinks from the Canteen at the Pont du Gard visitor center, we headed to Collias for …

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Saintes Maries de la Mer
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhilippe Goninet

How to Spend a Day in the Camargue at Saintes Maries de la Mer

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Once upon a time, many moons ago (actually in 40 after C), Marie Jacobé, Marie Salomé, Martha, Marie Magdalena and Sara landed on the shores of Camargue after a long journey from Palestine on a small boat. …Continue reading here to learn more about this group …

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Provence Poppy Field View @keith_vansickle
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleLocals Travel Tips

Travel Tips for Provence a Starter Kit

Contributor blog post by Keith Sickle: Thinking of visiting Provence, the land of glorious lavender fields and charming hilltop villages?  Good for you! But planning a trip to a new destination can be challenging. Where do you begin? What you need is a Provence Starter Kit!  And here it is. …

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Room in Chateau Lourmarin
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in Provence

Why You Should Take a Tour of the Chateau Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaff: Last time I told you about Provence’s first Renaissance château, the Lourmarin Château and promised that next time we would peek inside. Here you will find a fascinating and sometimes quite surprising, eclectic collection of treasures, thanks to the legacy of its last private owner, Robert …

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Coronado Island beach
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & Drink

Enjoying a Southern California Taste of Provence Menu With Friends

Occasionally, there are opportunities to connect with contributors in person, outside of “Perfectly Provence.” This week was one of those times. Provencal Connections in California On what was a bit like speed dating trip in Southern California my hubby and I drove to San Diego for one evening. The hook for …

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Perfectly Provence this week
ContributorsExplore: Travel in Provence

Discover the Perfectly Provence Contributors

Perfectly Provence is the name of this website; it is also a community of over 40 contributors each of whom has a personal connection to the region. The list includes expats who have chosen to make the South of France their home: Phoebe Thomas who writes about travel with kids, …

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The Lourmarin Chateau
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Why You Should Visit The Lourmarin Château

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: The Lourmarin Château lies on the edge of the fairy tale village of Lourmarin, nestled under the gently rolling hills of Provence’s southern Luberon. Visit it to admire its beautiful antiques, discover its fascinating history and enjoy a musical soirée within it ancient walls. …

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