Provence-Alpes

Picture perfect Provence in the spring

Written by on March 26, 2019 in Provence-Alpes
Picture perfect Provence in the spring

Provence is a land of tiny medieval villages, with buildings of warm, worn stone walls covered with abundant, beautiful blooms, especially in the spring. Guest photographer Renata Haidle shares her favourite photos of Provence and the south of France… Colours of Provence The bright, vivid colours of towns and villages contribute to a lively atmosphere […]

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20 reasons to visit Provence!

Written by on March 13, 2019 in Provence-Alpes
20 reasons to visit Provence!

There’s something about Provence. Those who visit, long to return, charmed by its beauty, wowed by its markets, awed by the sight of fields of lavender, poppies, sunflowers… and much much more. We asked long term expat in Provence, as well as renowned tour guide, Emily Durand of Your Private Provence to share her top […]

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Provence Holidays | The best Provence holiday homes

Provence Holidays | The best Provence holiday homes

Picture-perfect lavender fields, quaint and pretty street markets. Exquisite little cafés where you can sit and watch the world go by, chilled wine and magnificent architecture. Provence is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Blessed with a wonderfully sunny disposition, it’s also one of the best places to take a holiday… Unique […]

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The best things to do in Marseille, southern France

Written by on February 18, 2019 in Provence-Alpes
The best things to do in Marseille, southern France

Marseille is not like other cities… On the edge of the Mediterranean in the far south of France, Marseille is steeped in history. In the past it’s had a reputation for being a bit gritty. It’s a thrilling, friendly, fun and fabulous city… But, before you dive into Marseille, here’s a tip: even though it’s […]

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The flavours of the French Riviera

Written by on January 28, 2019 in Provence-Alpes
The flavours of the French Riviera

The cuisine of France is renowned for many reasons – across the country menus offer tempting regional dishes. The taste of the south though is very different from that of the north, influences from neighbouring Italy and from Spain and North Africa have left their mark. The sun drenched French Riviera, lapped by the Mediterranean […]

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Avignon, a major historic city of the south of France

Written by on December 27, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
Avignon, a major historic city of the south of France

 The city of Avignon played an important role in the 14th century. Though nowadays, it’s mostly known for its bridge, the Pont d’Avignon, the city was once a residence for pontiffs who made their home at the Palace of the Popes. Besides its historic significance, Avignon has much to offer. Reasons to fall in love […]

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Fantastic French Immersion Courses in Provence

Written by on December 17, 2018 in Learn French, Provence-Alpes
Fantastic French Immersion Courses in Provence

What could be more special and memorable than learning French on a truly exceptional authentic residential immersion course where you stay with a French teacher in her home in lovely Provence. Cassis, Sanary-Sur-Mer, Bandol, Les Calanques, La Ciotat – the names trip of your tongue to conjure up images of the most beautiful of Provence’s […]

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Discover Grasse, Provence capital of perfume in France

Written by on December 14, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
Discover Grasse, Provence capital of perfume in France

“Grasse didn’t always smell this nice. It used to stink,” my Nose told me. “It was a leather tanning town and the stench was unbearable. The first fragrance produced was for designer gloves. Rose water to mask the ghastly smell. Catherine de Medici endorsed them. And Grasse quickly became the perfume capital of the world.” […]

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Adventurous Activities for families in Provence

Written by on November 7, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
Adventurous Activities for families in Provence

Provence is a beautiful region, rich in history, gastronomy and wine, It’s also a playground for families. The limestone landscape is ideal for both big and small explorers with walking, cycling, mountain-biking, climbing and canoeing – and even caving experiences to enjoy. Daniel Wrightson of www.invitationto.com holiday villas in Europe shares some of his top […]

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The history of the Abbaye de Senanque, Provence

Written by on October 27, 2018 in Provence-Alpes
The history of the Abbaye de Senanque, Provence

Discover the history and background of the historic and beautiful Abbey of Senanque Provence. Famous for its lavender fields and tranquillity, it has become a top visit in Provence… Where is the Abbaye de Senanque Located near Gordes in Provence, the abbey is occupied by a community of Cistercian monks. The Roman Catholic Cistercian Order […]

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