Provence-Alpes

Hotel Belles Rives Antibes southern France

Written by on November 20, 2017 in Provence-Alpes
Hotel Belles Rives Antibes southern France

The frivolous lyrics from Cole Porter’s Let’s Misbehave might very well have epitomized the mood on the Côte d’Azur when the song was published in 1927. “There’s something wild about you child, That’s so contagious. Let’s be outrageous, Let’s misbehave!!!” Not only was he penning the song, but quite possibly Porter was working through it while he hung […]

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Visiting Provence the slow way is best

Written by on November 14, 2017 in Provence-Alpes
Visiting Provence the slow way is best

Provence is the perfect antidote to stress. Renowned not only for the startling luminosity that lured artists like Paul Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, Mistral, Camus, Pétrarque and Vincent van Gogh, as much for its tranquillity and lavender scented hinterland that has a very calming effect. The scorched limestone blast of 30°C has a happy knack of […]

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The best culture and gastronomy tour of Provence

Written by on November 13, 2017 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
The best culture and gastronomy tour of Provence

June is when the lavender begins to bloom in Provence, the sunflowers start to awaken and the last of the poppies are still nodding their heads in the warm summer breeze. It’s also the perfect time to take a gastronomic tour of Provence and experience the beautiful sights before the crowds of high summer arrive. […]

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A most delicious Truffle tour of Provence

Written by on November 10, 2017 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
A most delicious Truffle tour of Provence

It’s the perfect way to start the new year – a truffle tour of Provence… Provence in January – it must be truffle time! Christmas is over, New Year’s Eve has been and gone but the best is still to come! In January, you can join a fabulous and unique tour of Provence. One where […]

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Five reasons to love Arles in the south of France

Written by on November 10, 2017 in Provence-Alpes
Five reasons to love Arles in the south of France

Have you visited the intriguing town of Arles in the Bouches-du-Rhône Departement? There’s so much waiting for you. This is merely un petit gout … a delicious wee taste! Roman monuments and ruins No wonder Arles is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site! Evidence of the importance of this area during Roman times is found […]

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Hidden Provence: Les Alpilles in the sleepy south of France

Written by on October 26, 2017 in Provence-Alpes
Hidden Provence: Les Alpilles in the sleepy south of France

Les Alpilles, a limestone extension of the Luberon range whose ragged white peaks from afar boast the outlines of a great mountain chain; alas, few rise above 400 metres…arid limestone crenellations set against a brilliant blue sky. Olive and almond trees spread across the lower, south-facing slopes, pinned in place by the occasional line of […]

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What to see at Les Baux de Provence in Provence

Written by on October 22, 2017 in Provence-Alpes
What to see at Les Baux de Provence in Provence

Les Baux de Provence is justly classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France.You drive through wriggling roads between limestone crests to get there, and it’s absolutely worth the ride. In fact, the ‘village’ as such sits below the great limestone plateau on which the lords of Baux built their chateau. Les Baux […]

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Campervan tours in the south of France in Winter

Written by on October 11, 2017 in Provence-Alpes, Ski, Tours in France
Campervan tours in the south of France in Winter

It’s entirely possible to enjoy sun in the morning and snow in the afternoon in the far south of France says Andrew Cook of Cookies Campers. He shares his top tips for a sun/ski winter combo break on the Cote d’Azur, just 90 minutes drive from Nice. It’s Nice to have both worlds Cookies Campers […]

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Beautiful Provence | Abbey Saint André Villeneuve-sur-Avignon

Written by on October 11, 2017 in Places to Go, Provence-Alpes
Beautiful Provence | Abbey Saint André Villeneuve-sur-Avignon

Provence is a place of beautiful villages, picturesque hill top towns, gorgeous gardens and a stunning landscape. All who visit long to return after falling in love with the colourful southern French region. We asked Emily Durand at Your Private Provence about some of her favourite Provence beauty spots… Abbey Saint Andre one of the […]

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Au Coeur d’Avignon | The best B&B in Avignon Provence

Written by on September 25, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do, Provence-Alpes
Au Coeur d’Avignon | The best B&B in Avignon Provence

It’s my secret place, the best B&B in Avignon in Provence, but I’m the sort of person who likes to share… Au coeur d’Avignon If you go to Avignon and you’re looking for a lovely B&B then look no further. Au Coeur d’Avignon (which translates as in the Heart of Avignon), is tucked down a […]

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