Edible Heritage #App #AixenProvence @EdibleHeritage
AixcentricExploreProvencal History & Traditions

Aix App – For Walks in the Town

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: A self-guided walking tour of Aix that takes you to all the best places in town has been created by Carolyne Kauser-Abbott of Edible Heritage. It brings to life the monuments, fountains, buildings of centre ville along with stories of the lives of famous local …

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Vaison fountain #VaisonlaRomaine @JanetHenderson
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Provence History in Motion: let the stones talk while you walk

Almost anywhere in Provence a casual glance around oneself will reveal a proliferation of Roman ruins, medieval hilltop fortresses, Renaissance châteaux and Romanesque cathedrals, for this is a  region steeped in history (not to mention myth, legend and folklore). Yet much of that history remains maddeningly elusive for the Anglo-Saxon …

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Food Tour Nice Rosé Pissaladiere Cote d'Azur @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Traditional Food Tour in Nice

Let’s just say it had been a few years since I had spent any time in Nice. My last visit was during an era when backpacks with external frames were acceptable, walkmans were hip, travel on $20 a day was possible and the Euro had not been invented. I was …

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Patina #Arles Heather Robinson @LostinArles @HeatherRobinson
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Getting Lost in Arles a Guided Tour

We had barely walked 3km from our meeting point, but we were utterly lost in the architecture and history of Arles. My husband and I were in Arles for our an annual trip to the sous-prefecture to request the forms for renewal of our long-stay visas. This process involves getting …

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Place des Precheurs #AixenProvence
ExploreGuided Holiday ToursThe Unexplorer

6 Must-See Squares in Aix-en-Provence

At the heart of French culture — not to mention community and architecture — is the place, or square. Every town, big or small, has its fair share of places that have overseen festivals, markets, and families for centuries. Here are 6 worth finding in Aix-en-Provence. 1. Place des Martyrs de la …

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Frederick Paul @FP_invisible #LeVisibleEstInvisible
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Discovering Invisible Aix-en-Provence

My friend Delphine who runs Crepes Cidre et Co gave me a flyer Frédéric Paul’s walking tours of Aix-en-Provence in June 2014…then the summer got away from me. It was June 2015 before I stumbled across this #LeVisibleEstInvisible and remembered Frédéric’s unique tours of Aix-en-Provence and beyond – Le Visible …

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Discover Provence Sarah and Rick Steves @AboutProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Discover Provence Tours with Locals

It must have been a bit of a letdown for Sarah Pernet, the founder of Discover Provence, to meet with travel guru Rick Steves one week and myself the next. It is obvious why Discover Provence (established 2012) is on Mr Steves’ radar, this young company has achieved the number …

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Lyon View from the bank of the Rhone @bfblogger2013
Barefoot BloggerExploreRoad Trips South of France

Lyon: A Feast For the Eyes

By Deborah Now that you have seen some of the foods that make Lyon one of the world’s great pleasures, here are a few of the sights that make the French city a true world treasure. View from the bank of the Rhone Rubin sculpture in the entrance garden to …

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Avignon Gourmet Tour
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Bring Your Appetite with Avignon Gourmet Tour

Avignon is a must-see on almost every tourist’s Provence travel agenda. Whether you are a practicing Catholic or not it is impossible to ignore the fact that the seat of influence for this religion was based in Avignon for almost 100 years. Pope Clement V arrived from Lyon, without the …

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