Travel Blogs from Provence, France

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Starry, Starry Night, Arles, France travel blog

Starry, Starry Night

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... a summer’s day,     With eyes that know the darkness in my soul. Arrived in picturesque provencal France - immortalized by the many artist’s who have lived here over the years capturing the soft light, countryside and charming ...

Rome...?, Arles, France travel blog

Rome...?

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... ; and that it would bring them instant infrastructure, roads, money, etc.  But enough of all this Roman talk - we’re in France after all!  Italy will come when we set sail tomorrow night.  For now we’re dining on our last few ...

Last stop in France, Nice, France travel blog

Last stop in France

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... to Greece. No Venice for me this trip. Just too far out of the way, and I am running way behind. I spent almost 7 weeks in France, and if I continue at that pace, I won’t see many countries. I hope to get to Greece before July, mainly to try and ...

The Good The Bad and the Amazing, St Maximin, France travel blog

The Good The Bad and the Amazing

A travel blog entry by sutiramisu

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When one travels, ones never imagines the unsightly scenes that lie ahead.  When one reads Frommer's or Fodor's travel guides it is rare to see pictures of the things that no one wants to see.  But of course these things, distasteful as they ...

Amorous or Foolhardy?, Marseille, France travel blog

Amorous or Foolhardy?

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Over the last months of travel, we’ve met and talked with many people about what we’re doing.  As you can imagine, we’re greeted with many responses.  Most can’t fathom a trip without end or adgenda.  Some say they ...

Sightseeing and a scavenger hunt for food, Marseille, France travel blog

Sightseeing and a scavenger hunt for food

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... lunch menu yet and walked away leaving us sitting at the table. How difficult can it be to get a croissant and a juice in France, apparently very. So we got up and left this place to continue our search for morning food. We tried another restaurant ...

Close Call in Avignon, Avignon, France travel blog

Close Call in Avignon

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... shoulder. I have become desensitized to these hurtling blocks of steel, which is not so much a good thing, I think. Driving/riding in France really is harder than in the US, and it is imperative that you be focused all the time. Unfortunately, when I am ...

Cats, Pottery, Spectacles and Chocolate mousse., Cotignac, France travel blog

Cats, Pottery, Spectacles and Chocolate mousse.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... went about its very lucky business. It became obvious from this town that, just as the Spanish own bohemian, family and olives, France owns classy, pottery and spectacles (as well as the given cheese, wine and shutters!). That night at the tent we were ...

Île Sainte-Marguerite, Cannes, France travel blog

Île Sainte-Marguerite

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... we could park. It might just have been that Norman has the wrong license plate for this country as he drives a UK registered car in France. All worked out fine as we were in time for the ferry that took us across to the island. It takes only 15 minutes ...

Nice = Nice, Cannes, France travel blog

Nice = Nice

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... along Nice for a bit before heading back to the wonderful hills of California in Cannes. Norman and JoJo invited us to stay a day longer to see the island in their 'back yard'. We really like this part of France, so we happily accepted. ...

Adventures of Sam and Tina, Nice, France travel blog

Adventures of Sam and Tina

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... do in Europe"). So another early morning start and a few overnight trains ahead of us we were off. The last two days in Southern France have been beautiful, warm spring days. We got to Avignon and the fog had set in and didn't lift until we got to Antibes ...

Bonjour Cannes, Cannes, France travel blog

Bonjour Cannes

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... . Slightly refreshed we enjoyed our Yogurt and Cereal breakfast that we bought the day before in our room. We were ready to leave for France again. Our next destination is Cannes on the Cote D'Azur. It is here that friends of ours invited us over to their ...

Let's do the time warp., Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France travel blog

Let's do the time warp.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... out into civilization again we went directly to McDonalds for wifi, and as deprived as we felt we only ordered coffee! France so far has been a complete contrast. The big towns, are flat stinky industrial hubs filled with warehouses and mega American ...

Nice, Nice, France travel blog

Nice

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Hey all, Liam here. Once again we've managed to cover a fair bit of ground since the last update, so strap yourselves in - it's gonna be a lengthy and mildly enjoyable thrill ride! This one covers Vienna, Venice, Milan and Arezzo. Thanks again to all ...

France rocks!, Avignon, France travel blog

France rocks!

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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Sometime in the 13th century, the powerful Count of Sabran sought to strengthen control over his territory in southern France by fortifying the castle atop the hill overlooking the village of Saint Victor la Coste. For example, stone walls were built ...

Nice, France, Nice, France travel blog

Nice, France

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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Day 73 - We packed our bags and said goodbye to the feather bed. Now weighed down by our extra box of souvenirs we made our way to the train station. The train ride was quick and most of the time ran along the ocean. I was starting to get excited for the ...

Eating our way through France . . ., Chamonix, Provence, and Paris, France travel blog

Eating our way through France . . .

A travel blog entry by sharadnsusan

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... cannot get back in the States. The next stop on our gastronomical tour was a beautiful french farmhouse in the heart of Provence. Since we arrived without a car we were essentially stranded at our B&B. This horrible fate meant that we had to hike in ...

To the bike shop, Marseille, France travel blog

To the bike shop

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... I’d go first to a bike shop before seeing some sights. Unfortunately, I soon discovered that it was yet another holiday in France, so nothing except some restaurants were open. Just wonderful…another day of riding a bike with a death rattle. I ...

Time for a swim on the French Riviera, Menton, France travel blog

Time for a swim on the French Riviera

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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26.7.06 Menton France At 7am the police arrived at the skate ramp park to remind us we had to move on by 8am. As it was still warm we took the opportunity to have a dip in the Mediterranean at Menton, France. The water was warm and the beach ...

Celeb spotting in St-Tropez, St-Tropez, France travel blog

Celeb spotting in St-Tropez

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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After a day of admin back at the hotel we were keen to get out and see more of the Riviera so we booked a trip to another millionaire's paradise, St Tropes. The tour would take us on a 1:30 bus ride along the coast through sexy little towns and passing ...

Two Euro lunch stop, Avignon, France travel blog

Two Euro lunch stop

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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Our stop in Avignon was just long enough for a short stroll along the river bank to streach the legs and take a few photos of the half built bridge and the city wall. I'm not sure if this little town needs much more time than ...

The City of 1000 Fountains, Aix-en-Provence, France travel blog

The City of 1000 Fountains

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(S) Long before we came up with this whole Great Escape to Europe for five months idea, we talked about spending a few days in Aix for a vacation. We spent two days here in April, spending the night in a campground above the city. Still a bit cold ...

Lifestyles of the Starsky and Hutch, Saint-Tropez, France travel blog

Lifestyles of the Starsky and Hutch

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) We took off down the coast in our car, since that's the only means by which a traveler can get here - I guess except for on their yacht, which we accidentally left in Montana.  And yes, although we're on our way to Aix, this seemed kind of on ...

Red October, Saint Maximin, France travel blog

Red October

A travel blog entry by sutiramisu

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... what they have to offer.  We chose as a starting point Chateau Neuf du Pape, home to the most palatable red made in France.  While that in itself was good fun we also happened upon a fairytale castle turned hotel just around the bend called Fine ...

Expensive cars and a race track!, Monte - Carlo, Monaco travel blog

Expensive cars and a race track!

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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today we slept in just nicely and i finally think i've been catching up with sleep. The day was nice, so the shorts went on again and we headed just 25 minutes out of Nice to Monaco! Now Monaco is a seperate country and only is about 1.9km square. The ...

Going down south, Marseille, France travel blog

Going down south

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... Our taxi dropped us off at the Gare de Lyon, the gateway to the south. Here all the TGV trains leave for their destinations across France. We found our train on platform C, the TGV to Marseilles. It was incredibly busy at the station, as it is one of the ...

We Do Our Grocery Shopping in Monte Carlo, Cap d'Ail, France travel blog

We Do Our Grocery Shopping in Monte Carlo

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... e-mails. We have been without internet for 10 days. It would seem Italy is much more technologically advanced than the south of France. Or maybe the people that live or vacation here have people who check their email for them. Or they just don't care. ...

Arles, Arles, France travel blog

Arles

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... (for about an hour) in the corner of an airport (we had to be there for 4:30am so we just hung out), flying to Provence, taking a bus to Marseille, and a train to Arles, we are sure anything would seem nice. Considering the weather here is 28 and sunny, ...

Starsky and Bigfoot Go for a Walk, Cap d'Ail, France travel blog

Starsky and Bigfoot Go for a Walk

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(S) Day two in the French Riviera. While the studio is simply fantastic, it is definitely a vacation apartment and is used by friends of my family for only short periods of time. We are pretty sure the longest people stay here is about 3 days. So when we ...

Destination: Spain!, Entrevaux, France travel blog

Destination: Spain!

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... to 3) journey through Spain and Portugal on Friday the 13th? Exactly. So venture out we did. We were to spend the first night in Carcassone, France. We took the very small, rural two lane roads and found the great little town of Entrevaux along the ...

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