Provence-Alpes

Guide to Tourrettes-sur-Loup Provence

Written by on November 19, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Guide to Tourrettes-sur-Loup Provence

If you love towns with bucket loads of character that are impossibly pretty, you’ll love Tourrettes-sur-Loup. A quintessential small southern France medieval village. It’s just a few kilometres from Vence. Our guide to Tourrettes-sur-Loup reveals its charms and secrets… The joie de vivre of Tourrettes-sur-Loup Tourrettes-sur-Loup is in the Alpes-Maritimes department, southeastern France. Located between […]

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Secrets of Provence | Pays de Sault

Written by on November 12, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Secrets of Provence | Pays de Sault

Pays de Sault is an area in Vaucluse, Provence. It’s comprised of six villages Aurel, Ferrassières, Monieux, Sault, Saint-Christol d’Albion, Saint-Trinit. Togher they form the ancient region known as Comté de Sault. Each is in naturally beautiful setting and each has a Romanesque church or chapel. Situated between the mountains of Lure, Luberon and Mont […]

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Discover Brantes Provence | A land that time forgot

Written by on October 31, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Discover Brantes Provence | A land that time forgot

Provence is rightly famous for its enchanting villages and lavender fields. But there’s a secret side to Provence. A side that is known mostly only to the locals. We asked local Emily Durand, who lives in the area and runs fabulous tours of Provence and southern France, to tell us about some of her favourite hidden […]

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Hidden gems in the Var, Provence

Written by on October 5, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Hidden gems in the Var, Provence

It’s impossible to overdo it pottering about in the many picturesque hilltop villages of Provence. Browsing the morning markets and sitting by the dreamy Le Lac de Sainte Croix with a good book or magazine is heavenly. But there are some unusual places in Provence you might not know about. Abi at The Little French […]

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Oppède le Vieux Provence

Written by on July 1, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
Oppède le Vieux Provence

As you wind your way across the plains of the Vaucluse in Provence (all olive groves, lavender and vineyards), you see Oppède le Vieux hanging above you on the north face of the Petit Luberon. It looks haunting and beautiful… The rise… Oppède le Vieux dates back to at least the 12th century. At the […]

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What to see in Fontvielle, Provence

Written by on June 16, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
What to see in Fontvielle, Provence

Fontvieille is a charming Provençal village in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the far south of France, close to Arles and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. This quaint old town has a lovely old lavoir (wash house), a shady central square, and a bustling open-air market on Monday mornings. It is a delightful place to spend a few pleasant hours […]

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A local’s guide to wandering in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Written by on June 11, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
A local’s guide to wandering in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

What do the Romans, Nostradamus and Van Gogh have in common? Give up? For a time, they all bunked down in the enticing Provençal enclave that we know as Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Here, the Romans built Glanum. The renowned seer entered the world. And the Dutch artist created his masterpiece, Starry Nights. Fast forward to the 21st […]

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When’s the best time to visit the south of France?

Written by on June 2, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
When’s the best time to visit the south of France?

We asked Julia Girard-Gervois of TripUSAFrance who has run brilliant tours of the south of France for many years – when’s the best time to visit the south of France in the summer? “The last week of August is pretty good” she said, to our surprise. We asked her to tell us more… Why the […]

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What to see and do in Carpentras, Provence

Written by on May 27, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
What to see and do in Carpentras, Provence

The town of Carpentras in the department of Vaucluse, Provence, is spectacular. At the foot of Mont Ventoux, it has a rather exotic feel, almost Roman with its terracotta roofs and fabulous fountains. The market in Carpentras is one of the best in Provence – no strike that. It’s one of the best in France. […]

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What to see in Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Written by on April 30, 2020 in Provence-Alpes
What to see in Saint-Paul-de-Vence

If you love charming villages with oodles of historic monuments and art galleries, Saint-Paul-de-Vence is definitely somewhere you should put on your must-see list. Located in the Alpes-Maritime department on the French Riviera, this medieval village is one of the prettiest hilltop towns of Provence. Cobbled streets, centuries old buildings, small squares, vaulted passageways, arcades […]

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