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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Winter in Provence Events Calendar 2023

Winter Festivals and Events in Provence Winter in Provence. What are the colder months like in the South of France? Is it a good time to visit? So many images of the Provence and the Côte d’Azur are summer scenes with ribbons of blooming lavender fields, glasses of rosé with …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Our Top Ideas for Spending a Day in Aix-en-Provence

Situated in the Bouches du Rhône, Aix-en-Provence may lack Marseille’s waterfront and beaches, but the beauty of Aix more than makes up for it. A day is hardly long enough to appreciate a city that began as a Roman settlement over 2,000 years ago. But it is possible with our …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Visit Villa Kérylos for a Touch of Greece on the Côte d’Azur

Once a private residence to the east of Beaulieu-sur-Mer and near Villefranche-sur-Mer, the Villa Kérylos sits prominently on a rocky outcrop with a panoramic visit. Kérylos is a Greek word for a kingfisher bird and an omen of good luck. Villa Kérylos History Théodore Reinach commissioned the construction of a …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Coastal Walks Near Nice Along the French Riviera

Whether you arrived in Nice, France, by air, train, ship, or car, why not stretch your legs with a walk along the coastline? Generally, the following seaside walks are moderate and not too strenuous. Your reward with little effort is a collection of fabulous vistas. Coastal Walks Near Nice Maps …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Why Villefranche-sur-Mer is Perfect for Walking

Seaside Villefranche-sur-Mer, with its sheltered harbour and long sweeping sandy beach, holds an enviable position on the French Riviera. Tucked between Nice to the west and Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat to the east, Villefranche feels like a small town. However, arriving in Villefranche by car takes a bit of …

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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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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Marketing Ideas for Holiday Rentals in Provence Côte d’Azur

Do you own a holiday rental property (apartment, self-catered cottage, villa, village house, boutique hotel) in Provence or the Côte d’Azur? This article summarises a presentation given to holiday rental owners in the South of France in January 2022. We hope that you find some nuggets of helpful information when …

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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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How Would you Spend a “Perfect” Day in Apt?

In 2018, Jen and Chris Mallon sold everything and moved from England to Apt in the South of France. It was a quick move. They decided to relocate in June and arrived in France at the end of September. They left their jobs, sold a house, put everything into storage …

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Bonnieux a Great Place for a Day in the Luberon

Discovering Bonnieux Our family first visited Bonnieux during a week in Provence in early June 2003. We stayed in a nearby village and spent a few hours in Bonnieux one afternoon. The Luberon truly captivated all three of us. The following year we returned for a longer stay—six-and-a-half months—renting a …

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