The best things to do in Marseille, southern France

18 Feb

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

28 Jan

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

27 Dec

 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

17 Dec

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

14 Dec

“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

7 Nov

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

27 Oct

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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Your private chauffeur Provence

23 Oct

Provence is one of the most beautiful places on earth. With its long history, a legacy of art and architecture, the most beautiful landscape of lavender, sunflowers and poppies, of vines and seaside towns, perched villages and ancient cities – there’s much here to fall in love with. Travelling in Provence Getting about on public […]

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The best places to camp in Provence

19 Oct

Provence has it all. Beautiful beaches, secret coastal bays, spectacular countryside peppered with lavender fields, fruit and olive orchards, magnificent towns and perched villages. The locals wines are delicious, especially sipped under the stars. Provencal gastronomy is superb. The history and culture of Provence is famous the whole world over. And, it makes for the […]

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