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Wondering about the best way to see the real Provence?
By Alison Cummings on Oct 10 2019

The answer? By visiting some of the region's traditional villages. From seemingly precariously perched hilltop villages to small coastal communities, the traditional Provencal village is the perfect place in which to enjoy the region's architectural delights, and to soak up the area's culture - while uncovering some hidden gems that are off the normal tourist track. Enjoy a coffee or a drink... Read More

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Why St Tropez has something for everyone
By Alison Cummings on Sep 3 2019

In the old times, St. Tropez was just a former fishermen's village, but over the years it has become an alluring and exquisite destination. Today it is a world-renowned seaside resort that attracts many famous and wealthy visitors every year. Yet it’s not all about celebrity. St. Tropez still boasts a Provençal charm and it has beautiful architecture, years of history, great tradition... Read More

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Top Summer Festivals in France
By Alison Cummings on Jul 29 2019

The French summer is teaming with festivals, both music and others, perfect to incorporate into a French summer getaway, or even just to visit for their own merits. Les Choregies d'Orange The oldest French festival, dating back to 1860. This incredible opera festival is held in the Roman theatre, making both atmosphere and acoustics perfect. The theatre holds up to 9,000 spectators, so the envir... Read More

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Where to find some of the best markets in France
By Alison Cummings on Jun 24 2019

France is home to some of the most amazing markets in Europe. Whether it’s a great antique bargain, wonderful local produce, or original vintage wares, there’s always something for everyone. Almost all villages and towns have their own or a nearby market.  Some of the best are listed here. Lille The Braderie de Lille flea market is the largest in Europe. Attracting over 10,000 e... Read More

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Easter in France - what do the French do?
By Alison Cummings on Mar 20 2019

Although Good Friday is not school holidays, the French often take the entire weekend as a break. Consequently, there are many activities at Easter and some unusual traditions that are definitely worth experiencing. French Easter Traditions Part of the Christian tradition in France is the significant change in ringing bells across Catholic Churches. The bells fall notably silent on Maundy Thursd... Read More

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Spring Breaks in the Perigord Vert
By Alison Cummings on Jan 18 2019

For those of you who love nature, walking or cycling the Perigord Vert is the perfect choice for a Spring break. It is a beautiful area of green rolling landscapes mixed with woodland, and the rivers Isle and Dronne. A Botanist’s Paradise -  The Plateau Argentine Set on the edge of the Perigord Limousin Natural Park in the northern part of the Dordogne is a very special plac... Read More

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