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Magnificent Mont Ventoux the Giant of Provence

Mont Ventoux is the highest point in Provence. If you’re a fan of the Tour de France on TV, the chances are you’ll have seen …

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Guide to Apt in Provence

Apt in the department of Vaucluse, Provence is a largish town with an inner old town. It’s famous for its crystallised fruit, is awash with …

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Guide to Tourrettes-sur-Loup Provence

If you love towns with bucket loads of character that are impossibly pretty, you’ll love Tourrettes-sur-Loup. A quintessential small southern France medieval village. It’s just …

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Secrets of Provence | Pays de Sault

Pays de Sault is an area in Vaucluse, Provence. It’s comprised of six villages Aurel, Ferrassières, Monieux, Sault, Saint-Christol d’Albion, Saint-Trinit. Togher they form the …

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Discover Brantes Provence | A land that time forgot

Provence is rightly famous for its enchanting villages and lavender fields. But there’s a secret side to Provence. A side that is known mostly only …

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Hidden gems in the Var, Provence

It’s impossible to overdo it pottering about in the many picturesque hilltop villages of Provence. Browsing the morning markets and sitting by the dreamy Le …

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Oppède le Vieux Provence

As you wind your way across the plains of the Vaucluse in Provence (all olive groves, lavender and vineyards), you see Oppède le Vieux hanging …

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What to see in Fontvielle, Provence

Fontvieille is a charming Provençal village in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the far south of France, close to Arles and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. This quaint old town …

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A local’s guide to wandering in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

What do the Romans, Nostradamus and Van Gogh have in common? Give up? For a time, they all bunked down in the enticing Provençal enclave …

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When’s the best time to visit the south of France?

We asked Julia Girard-Gervois of TripUSAFrance who has run brilliant tours of the south of France for many years – when’s the best time to …

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