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Provence Region of France

Provence is a delightful region of France, dotted by hilltop villages overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the most lush cities are in this region, including Cannes and Nice. It is known for its famous climate, cuisine and rich history (it was once the stomping grounds of the ancient Romans and even the home of the Papacy). Plan your trip to this enticing territory.

Nice Itinerary and 3-Day Tour of the Capital of the French Riviera
On this Nice itinerary of a 3-day tour, spend day 1 in the old town, at the colorful daily market, walking the old cobbled narrow streets and alleyways and visiting some of the many fabulous museums and sites.

Top Markets in the South of France from Provence to the Cote d'Azur
Shopping in a local market is one of the great pleasures of a French vacation and Provence has some of the best markets in the whole country. Here is my guide to the major markets in Provence, from fresh flowers to fish, from brocante to antiques.

Road Trip around the fabulous Gorges du Verdon in Provence
This road trip is a fabulous drive, a switchback of a journey that takes you all around the Gorges du Verdon in Provence, the French Grand Canyon that challenges the Grand Canyon in the U.S.-- though it’s on a smaller scale. This suggested itineray takes your around the southern rim (the left bank or rive gauche) to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and back along the northern rim (the right bank or rive gauche).

Top 6 Things to Do in Antibes -- Antibes Top 6 Things to Do
Top 6 Things to Do in Antibes -- Antibes Top 6 Things to Do

The Fortified Hilltop Village of Seillans in the Var, Provence

La Bastide du Calalou Hotel in Provence
Located in the small hilltop village of Moissac-Bellevue, the Bastide du Calcalou is a charming family-run hotel in the Regional Park of the Verdon. It’s the ideal center for a vacation in this part of Provence, well placed for visiting the Gorges du Verdon, the Lau de Ste Croix with all its watersport facilities to the north and medieval villages like Aups, Salernes and Cotignac to the south.

Top 10 Things to Do on the French Riviera
The French Riviera on the Mediterranean Cote d'Azur coast is one of the most popular visitor destinations in France. And it's easy to see why. From the hilltop villages of Roquebrune and St-Paul-de-Vence to the casino at Monte Carlo, Nice, Antibes and the islands of Iles d'Hyeres, there's something for everybody. Here is my list of favorite...

The Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Cote d’Azur
The Impressionist painter, Pierre Auguste Renoir, spent his last years at Les Collettes, a charming farmhouse, now the Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

Visitor's Guide to Marseille
Marseille, France's oldest city, has everything from Roman remains to contemporary architecture. Check out this guide to a city which offers much more than the usual tourist attractions.

Top Hotels in Provence
The top hotels in Provence are amongst the best in the world. Here is a suggested list of ten Provence hotels from one that was once Alain Ducasse's home to a fortress like castle.

Claude Monet, Renoir, Chagall at the Carrieres de Lumieres Limestone Quarries
Les Baux de Provence is one of the most popular sites in the south of France. Now visitors can also visit the Carrières de Lumières, in the Vale of Hell just outside Les Baux. It’s a limestone quarry that is used for extraordinary sound and light installations that last for a year each. In 2013, it’s Monet, Renoir, Chagall...Journeys around the Mediterranean.

Chateau de Trigance Castle Hotel in the Var in Provence
In the heart of Provence in the Var, the Chateau de Trigance sits perched at the summit of the medieval hilltop village of Trigance. The former fortress is everything you could want from a castle, with thick stone walls, stunning views from the terrace and delightfully decorated rooms.

Aix-en-Provence Top Attractions
Aix-en-Provence, the city most associated with Paul Cezanne, is one of the most attractive cities in the south of France and its old town is delightful with grand squares and boulevards sheltered from the hot sun by mature trees and splashing fountains.

Aix-en-Provence, City of Paul Cezanne
Aix-en-Provence is one of the most attractive cities in southern France. It’s elegant with wide boulevards, 17th and 18th century houses and fountains everywhere. Paul Cezanne was born and lived here, along with his friend the writer Emile Zola. It’s a big university town as well, with students from all over the world, and particularly the...

Visit Le Thoronet in Provence - one of France's great abbeys

Top Ten Attractions in Provence from the Verdon Gorge to Nimes

The Escoffier Museum on the French Riviera

Chateau Le Cagnard Castle Hotel in Haut-de-Cagnes on the French Riviera
The Chateau Le Cagnard castle hotel is tucked away in one of southern France’s prettiest hilltop villages. It has been beautifully renovated and now offers a romantic, superb place to stay on the Cote d’Azur. Located in Haut-de-Cagnes, the upper part of Cagnes-sir-Mer, just a few minutes from the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea, the hotel combines Scandinavian flair with Provencal chic.

Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur A Guide to the South of France region
Provence-Alpes-Cotes dAzur a visitors guide to the south of France

Best Mediterranean Beaches from St Tropez to Menton
If you want to find the best beaches in the Mediterranean from Saint-Tropez to Menton follow our guide. The eastern part of the Mediterranean is a glorious stretch of beaches, villa-filled headlands and charming villages.

Juan-les-Pins on the French Riviera
Juan-les-Pins - a guide to the French Riviera town of Juan-les-Pins on the Cote d'Azur in the South of France region.

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in Provence
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a delightful town in the Vaucluse in Provence and a well known haunt for antique hunters. It’s a pretty town, located on the banks of the river Sorgue. There are many hundreds of antique shops here and the Easter and August antiques weekends are well known throughout France.

Paris to Avignon by Train, Car and Flights
How to get from Paris to Avignon by various forms of transport, by train, car and flight.

Travel to Monaco Monte Carlo from London and Paris
Details of how to get from Paris and London to Monaco Monte Carlo by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.

Herb Mixture to Make - Make Your Own Herbes de Provence
Herbs de Provence -Make your own Herbes de Provence and bring home a taste of France. Herbes de Provence is an easy to make mixture using dried herbs and brings a real European taste to barbecued meats.

Southern France Travel
Here is a quick guide to travel to the three major areas of southern France; Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, the French Riviera and Monaco.

How to Get from Paris to Toulon on the French Riviera
How to Get from Paris to Toulon by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France to get to Toulon and the French Riviera. Toulon is a good transport hub for much of the Cote d'Azur.

Top Mediterranean Cities in the South of France
Stretching around the French Mediterranean coast, here are the top cities from Perpignan in the far west near the Spanish border, to Nice near the Italian border. Each city has its own very special character. All have old parts to explore, attractions ranging from museums to cathedrals, from festivals to markets, cafes for people watching,...

Paris to Marseille by Train, Car and Flight
How to travel from Paris to Marseille by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.

Good, Cheap Restaurants in Nice
Cheap restaurants in Nice -- Eat like a local at Nice's cheap restaurants

Antibes, Provence, South of France Region
Guide to Antibes, Provence - Antibes, South of France Region Guide

Paris to Aix-en-Provence by Train, Car and Flight
How to Get from Paris to Aix-en-Provence by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France

Art Museums in Nice
A visitor's guide to the top artists museums in and around Nice from Renoir to Chagall, plus suggestions of nearby restaurants.

Cannes Film Festival 2012
The Cannes Film Festival is the world's best known and most influential film festival. Each year, the stars gather in the Mediterranean city to see and be seen. Each year, the Jury looks at a wide selection of international films and selects their winners. Last year The Artist and Midnight in Paris were included in the line-up. Find out which...

Nice for Food Lovers
Nice for Food Lovers. If you're a foodie, Nice on the Mediterranean coast is for you. Here is a guide to market shopping, dining and a great cooking class.

Nice Carnival
The Nice Carnival is one of the oldest carnivals in the world. From thoroughly pagan beginnings, it has become a glorious 12-day party running from mid February to the end of the first week of March. The city of Nice erupts with parades of floats culminating with Mardi Gras on the last day. The biggest winter event on the French Riviera, it now...

Le Saint Paul Hotel on the Cote d'Azur
If you want luxury, but also privacy in the busy summer village of St Paul de Vence on the Cote d'Azur, try Le Saint Paul Hotel. It's tucked away in the pretty medieval village and feels very private. Enjoy the peace of the hotel and the shops, galleries, little cafes, museums and views of this quintessentially south of France hilltop village.

The Mimosa Festival on the French Riviera
The Mimosa Festival on the French Riviera runs from February 18th to 27th, 2011, filling the streets of Mandelieu-La Napoule for one of the south of France's big February events.

Guide to Saint Tropez in the South of France
Discover what to do, what to see and where to stay in this guide to Saint-Tropez, the Mediterranean resort in the south of France. The former fishing village has attracted the rich, the famous, the curious and the ordinary vacationer since it was discovered in the 19th century, and today is as popular as ever.

Barbecued Pork Ribs with French Herbs
Barbecue Pork Ribs with French Herbs - Try this Recipe for barbecued pork ribs in a provencale style for your next backyard party. It's easy to bring home a taste of France by cooking with French herbs. Try thesee Barbecued Pork Ribs with French herbs.

Summer Salad from Provence - Salade Provencale with Warm Anchoiade
Learn how to make a delicious summery salad from Provence in the South of France, with a warm Anchoiade, a classic Provencale dressing and dip. Bring home a taste of Provence from your vacation

Menton Lemon Festival 2013
Menton Lemon Festival is unique, celebrating citrus fruits with huge floats and constructions made up of oranges and lemons, transforming the elegant town into a vast garden.

Marseille's Hotel Le Corbusier - Stay in Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation
Read about the Hotel Le Corbusier in Marseille's Unité d'Habitation, one of Modernism's great landmarks and a must for seniors interested in 20th century architecture. Stay in the Hotel Le Corbusier, designed and planned by architect Le Corbusier, one of the fathers of the Modernist movement.

Where can I find Course Camarguaise and other bull festivals in France?
Find out where to find French Style cowboys and rodeo. Bull games and festivals in Provence

The Cowboys and Bulls of the Camargue -- What a Job for a Cowboy
Read about the traditional French cowboys herding the semi-wild bulls and learn about a traditional French game where bulls are the stars and have long well fed lives. This is Rodeo with a French accent

Arles by Train, Car and Flight from Paris and London
How to Get from Paris to Arles by train, car and flight. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.

Images of Provence - Provence, France Picture Gallery
Images of Provence show just how enchanting and alluring this region in the South of France is for visitors. Provence is a blend of mountains and seaside, charming villages and bustling cities, fine cuisine and stunning art. See this picture gallery for images of Provence.

Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur Region
Provence is a mesmerizing land of beaches, mountains, cities, rich history, beautiful art, charming medieval hilltop villages and markets that are dazzling displays of color. Get all the basics on Provence, including the major cities, facts about Provence, how to get around Provence and where to stay in Provence.

South of France in Pictures
The About.com Honeymoons guide shares several pictures from the South of France, most from Provence destinations like Avignon, Arles, Eze and Nice.

Provence Gallery app Review
Provence Gallery app review of this excellent mobile travel app for both tables and phones. It covers Provence from the viewpoint of its art in the landscape, museums and major sights. Review of Provence Gallery, a mobile travel app for tablets and phones introducing and guiding you to the art of Provence in its landscapes and museums.

Southern France Travel
Here is a quick guide to travel to the three major areas of southern France; Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, the French Riviera and Monaco.

The Cannes Film Festival 2014 - The Greatest Film Festival in the World
The Cannes Film Festival 2014 - The Greatest Film Festival in the World

Coupe Serpolet, a Provençal Aperitif
Try a refreshing Provencal Coupe Serpolet aperitif in a sun-filled garden in the south of France then make it from this recipe.

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