Visiting Var Kids Summer Kids in the Var
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest Post

Visiting the Var with kids this Summer? My top 10 things to do

Guest Post: by Susana Iwase Hanson of Provence-living.net the website and online community for sharing information about Cotignac and its nearby villages. Discover how this accomplished lady and her family ended up in the beautiful town of Cotignac. It’s summertime in Provence and are her suggestions for ten (10) things to do with …

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Commanderie de Peyrassol Art Gallery exterieurs
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

La Commanderie de Peyrassol Modern Art in a Provencal Vineyard

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Here’s a suggestion for an interesting art lover’s outing, about an hour’s drive from Aix-en-Provence.  La Commanderie de Peyrassol is not only a successful Var vineyard producing 500,000 bottles of wine a year but is a fast-growing contemporary sculpture park. …Continue reading here for details from Lynne’s visit to …

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Gorges du Verdon Visit Var
Explore: Travel in ProvenceMirabeau WinesRoad Trips South of France

Day Tripping in the Var at Gorges du Verdon, Moustiers and Valensole

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @ Mirabeau Wine: If you’re around in summer, enjoy this top travel tip that has something for everyone – from paddling about in Europe’s deepest canyon to enjoying a picturesque lunch and then finishing off in the fields of lavender. We recommend an early departure …

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Festival du Rocher #Cotignac @MirabeauWine
Explore: Travel in ProvenceMirabeau WinesWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Plan to Attend the Festival du Rocher in the Village of Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Victoria Koning @MirabeauWine: During our first visit to Cotignac in 2008, our aunty told us about this lovely open-air theatre and cinema in the village and invited us to watch “Slum Dog Millionaire” with them. With all the catching up and our enthusiastic introduction to Provence …

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Bargemon landscape #Var @AccessRiviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca WhitlockeRoad Trips South of France

French Riviera Weekend Wanderlust: Bargemon

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Bargemon, located in the hinterland of the Var department was a pleasant weekend getaway for myself and my partner and a town that we will definitely return to as the area allowed a nice change of scenery away from the coast. Fortified in AD …

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Hideaway in Tourtour Domaine de la Baume Tourtour Var @megeve_hotels
Hotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Five Star Secluded Hideaway in Tourtour

Just outside the village of Tourtour, in the Var, is an exquisite Sibuet Maison & Hotels property:  the Domaine de la Baume a Provencal Jewel. It is a secluded hideaway with 5-star service. In keeping with the classy style of Sibuet Maison & Hotels, this one time private home is …

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Gonfaron France Var @Unxplorer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceThe Unexplorer

Photo Friday: Gonfaron and 4 Reasons to Visit

Contributor blog post by Susan Payton: When Susan our Unexplorer shared this photo of Gonfaron I was curious. Where was this place and what might one expect to find in this village in the Var. It turns out there are several reasons to visit this village that claims to be …

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Thoronet Abbey
Ginger and NutmegLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Thoronet Abbey a Cistercian Treasure in Provence

By nutmeg L’Abbaye du Thoronet was first classified as a historic French monument in 1840. Restoration work started the year after and still continues today. Nutmeg wanted to visit the Thoronet Abbey as they had already seen the “sister” abbeys Silvacane and Sénanque. The straightforward design of these buildings produced …

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Le Cercle du Progres Saint Martin de Pallieres
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Bistrots du Pays: Bringing Life to French Villages

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Lunch today at Le Cercle du Progres in Saint-Martin-des-Pallieres in the Var, a restaurant that is also the village bar, the grocery shop, the fruit-and-veg outlet, the bread provider, the post office and the purveyor of Var Matin. What a great idea. The pretty village …

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Six Vineyards of St Antonin du Var @LizGabayMW #WinesofProvence
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

The Six Vineyards of St Antonin du Var

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: Wine writers and wine buyers so often only see a region briefly when visiting a specific vineyard, two or three vineyards in a region, sometimes a local restaurant. Invariably we see small snapshots of an area, out of context of its history, people and …

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