Provence-Alpes

Things to do on a rainy day in Provence

Written by on May 31, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
Things to do on a rainy day in Provence

Provence is famous for clear blue skies. Its brilliant sunlight has attracted painters such as Cezanne and Matisse as well as scads of tourists. There are plenty of things to see outdoors in Provence, like the colorful ochre mines of Roussillon and the lavender fields of Sault. But what if you happen to visit when […]

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What to see and do in Orange, Provence

Written by on May 24, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
What to see and do in Orange, Provence

Orange in Provence is a sunny city with oodles of charm that has been built up over the centuries quite literally. The Romans were here two millennia ago and the town is proud of its ancient legacy. The UNESCO Listed Roman ruins You just can’t miss the incredible Roman theatre at Orange. It’s one of […]

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Visit to the Roman Theatre at Orange Provence

Written by on May 22, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
Visit to the Roman Theatre at Orange Provence

You can’t go to Orange in Provence and not see the UNESCO listed Roman Theatre. I think it might actually be against the law! It’s not a theatre like we might know it, somewhere with a dark interior with plush velvet seats. It’s an open-air theatre with a 37-metre high wall and a stage facing […]

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The Antiques markets of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Provence

Written by on May 1, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
The Antiques markets of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Provence

I nibbled on a flaky golden croissant for breakfast on the terrace of the hotel where I watched a couple of local fishermen down “keep me awake for a week” espressos. Across the Basin, the clock on the wall of the restaurant read the same time as it did when I arrived, the same time […]

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Top things to see and do L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Provence

Written by on May 1, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
Top things to see and do L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Provence

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in Provence makes for a perfect holiday destination year-round thanks to its status as the antiques capital of France. Not to mention the fact that it is one of the prettiest towns you’ll ever meet. It’s a lovely sunny place, full of charming restaurants, bars and cafés and a buzzing atmosphere. Here are some […]

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Take a tour of Provence in the fall for all things glorious

Written by on April 4, 2018 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
Take a tour of Provence in the fall for all things glorious

To enjoy Provence in the fall is one of life’s most beautiful pleasures. The shades of autumn colour the vineyards and tree lined squares and avenues. The rays of the sun seem more golden than at their bright summer peak, making everything they touch glow and shimmer like a magical paint brush has daubed the […]

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Three places to enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Provence

Written by on April 1, 2018 in Provence-Alpes, Tours in France
Three places to enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Provence

Most of us think of lavender, sunflowers, gorgeous markets and hill top towns when it comes to Provence. But, it’s also an area of outstanding natural beauty from its beaches with dramatic cliffs and wonderful bays to its interior landscape of hills, orchards, vineyards and rivers. We asked Emily Durand, an expat local and guide […]

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4 of the best restaurants in Nice that are also great value

Written by on March 5, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
4 of the best restaurants in Nice that are also great value

There are hundreds of restaurants in Nice – the only challenge in enjoying great southern French dishes, is which one to pick. They’re big on flavour in the south of France, the Mediterranean influence is tinged with a hint of Italian style. These four restaurants are in the centre, not expensive and all offer the […]

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Hiking in the Ecrins National Park Haute-Alpes France

Written by on February 21, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
Hiking in the Ecrins National Park Haute-Alpes France

Ecrins National Park is about a 90 minute drive east of Grenoble. It’s the largest National Park in France and features some of the wildest and most dramatic scenery in the Alps. Perhaps because of that, it remains relatively unknown, its paths less travelled than those famous trails further north around Mont Blanc. One of […]

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How to do Nice on a budget

Written by on February 19, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
How to do Nice on a budget

Imagine you’re wandering through the winding narrow streets in the old town of Nice. The sun is beating down, the sky is a deep spirit-lifting blue.  You stop at Cours Saleya market to buy a snack – maybe socca, the local speciality, a pancake made from chick peas. Perhaps a punnet of sweet smelling strawberries, […]

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