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 ...

Nice was WOW in every way, Nice, France travel blog

Nice was WOW in every way

A travel blog entry by susan.carrick

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Today we took the train to Nice, partly to see what the hype is all about, partly to chaperone Emel to her flight and partly to do some reconnaissance for the french tour for 2016. The day started badly. No hot water. Again. Much tooing and froing ensued ...

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 ...

Getting to know Draguignan, Draguignan, France travel blog

Getting to know Draguignan

A travel blog entry by susan.carrick

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... region. Tuesday we pick up all the students and go into the country to markets in Lourge, a picnic and a drive through lower Provence. They were all so nervous when we arrived in Nice as they were meeting their French families for the two week stay. ...

To market, to market..., Lorgues, France travel blog

To market, to market...

A travel blog entry by susan.carrick

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... markets cover almost all of the town and probably 1.5km of streets. There's everything you could imagine. It's not cheap as this is Provence, after all. I was coerced by a student to eat an apple tarte at 11am so that was bye bye to lunch! Lunch was a ...

A day in town, Draguignan, France travel blog

A day in town

A travel blog entry by susan.carrick

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... the agricultural methods, but the countryside and the buildings are very familiar.  Perhaps this timelessness is the charm of Provence... After the museum, the students hit the markets in town for a quick shop before meeting the Mayor at the civic ...

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 ...

End of the Spanish run, Arles, France travel blog

End of the Spanish run

A travel blog entry by piholland

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Its only three nights since we left the camp site in Stiges but it already feels like weeks ago, were now back in France making our way towards Italy and into the unknown.  Even though our trip hasn't been laid out in stone we always had the rough ...

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 ...

A tale of three lycées, Draguignan, France travel blog

A tale of three lycées

A travel blog entry by susan.carrick

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... misery cold shower was but a memory. Breakfast of yoghurt, banana and black coffee done, we were picked up by the 83 year old 'Provence-Australie' coordinator for our meet and greet at the schools. First stop was Lycée du Val d'Argens in Le Muy, a ...

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. ...

City by the sea...with an edge, Marseille, France travel blog

City by the sea...with an edge

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Arrived in Marseilles after an uneventful train ride from Nimes.  While expensive, the trains in France are quite comfortable and timely.  A quick but expensive taxi driven by the most polite and charming gentleman encountered in France ...

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 ...

Bulls, Bulls, Bulls...., Arles, France travel blog

Bulls, Bulls, Bulls....

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... and evening.  My waistline and pocketbook are feeling it.  At times he has joined us and we have been able to hear more about France and get to know him and other times he has left the four of us on our own (the tour group is very small) to get ...

Saint Benezet Patron Saint of Architects!, Avignon, France travel blog

Saint Benezet Patron Saint of Architects!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Saw two UNESCO Heritage sites here:  the Saint-Benezet Bridge and the Palais de Popes.  Learned that architects have a Patron Saint-Benezet.  Good to know, we really need it at times!  Our cute hotel was located right outside the ...

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 ...

Swinging pants in France pt 2, Nice, France travel blog

Swinging pants in France pt 2

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... unusually for this part of the coast had free and easy parking. Things seemed much more chilled further inland and the outskirts of Provence and the foothills of the Alps at least gave some great driving and free places to sleep over. So we headed ...

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 ...

Nice was more than nice!, Nice , France travel blog

Nice was more than nice!

A travel blog entry by susan.carrick

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It's been three days since my last entry and that's because I have been having such a lovely time with Emma and Karl, just loving the moments and drinking in the memories. But back to the beginning... Friday Up at six to get ready for the trip. Always a ...

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 ...

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