Author Archive for Su Stephens

Christmas in Provence

Christmas in Provence

It’s almost that time of year… Christmas is on the horizon and I for one can’t wait! It’s a wonderful time to visit Provence with plenty of things to see and do. An almost palpable sense of excitement can be felt as people take time out to visit the numerous Christmas markets and partake in […]

Winter in Provence

Winter in Provence

When you think of Provence you might well think of warm, sunny days, lavender fields and cold glasses of Rose. With only a couple of weeks until November and the real onset of Winter here in Provence, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to dispel the myth that the only really good time to visit […]

The villages, towns and cities of Provence

The villages, towns and cities of Provence

The French are lucky! They live in a country which is blessed with an endless variety of places to visit and things to do. Combined with a superb climate in the south, many choose to holiday at home… but rather than head out during July and August they wait until October which is regarded by […]

Is September the best kept secret in Provence?

Is September the best kept secret in Provence?

Ahhhh… Provence in September… is there a better month to be had in this stunning region of Southern France? I am probably the tiniest bit biased but there are so many reasons why I look forward to this time of year. Reliable sunshine is just one factor that makes Provence such a great destination. Even […]

10 Provencal activities not to be missed!

10 Provencal activities not to be missed!

Holidays are about relaxing, but that doesn’t mean sitting around sunbathing all day long. Provence is such an incredibly varied region and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the range of activities available. From cooking to mountain biking, there is something for everyone in this most glorious area of France. Cookery classes […]

All you wanted to know about Provencal wine!

All you wanted to know about Provencal wine!

Provence! The mere name invokes images of fields filled with lavender and sunflowers, bustling markets stocked with locally produced delicacies and plenty of sun. It’s not always the first region that springs to mind when talking about French wine however. Overlooked it may have been, but that’s rapidly changing and Provençal wines are soaring in […]

Some of the best beaches in Provence

Some of the best beaches in Provence

One of the many reasons I love Provence (and there are lots!) is the easy accessibility of some of the most beautiful beaches in France. With so many to choose from a brief rundown of some of the best seemed to be in order. If I’ve missed any of your favourites do let me know […]

A family trip to the Paul Ricard Circuit in Provence

A family trip to the Paul Ricard Circuit in Provence

The adrenaline pumped Paul Ricard Circuit at Le Castellet offers so much for a family outing during a holiday in glorious Provence; with plenty of activities and sights, the whole family will love spending time here. The Paul Ricard Circuit has one of the longest straight lines in Europe, the ‘Mistral Straight’ which is 1.8 […]

10 unmissable things to do in Provence

10 unmissable things to do in Provence

On a trip to Provence there are certain activities, sights and foods that should not be missed out on, some might say that you would not have seen the ‘real’ Provence should you miss them. We have composed a top ten guide for a few of the wonders this glorious part of France has to […]

5 great reasons to visit Provence in the Spring

5 great reasons to visit Provence in the Spring

Spring in Provence is all about ‘waking up’, there is the sensation of new life and new light, this spectacular swathe of France is shaking off the sleepy hibernation of winter and enjoying the delights of warmer weather, sunshine for longer and the welcome blossoming of wild flowers and fruit trees. The villages are becoming […]

4 organic and healthy holiday moments in Provence

4 organic and healthy holiday moments in Provence

When we are looking at a holiday destination we often picture beautiful views, long lazy meals, dipping one’s feet in a refreshing pool, delicious food at every turn and time spent with those nearest and dearest to us. But there are some moments when you might like to strike the harmonious balance between a fantastic […]

5 inspirational ideas for a girls' trip to the South of France

5 inspirational ideas for a girls’ trip to the South of France

It is a rare but incredibly important occasion throughout all women’s lives when you can find the time to get together with your best friends; sharing new experiences, stories, wine, laughter and good food. This can happen at one of the friends’ houses, in a restaurant, outside in a park or even further afield… on […]

5 fun family activities you can all enjoy in Provence this Winter

5 fun family activities you can all enjoy in Provence this Winter

To be whisked away to one of South of France’s most glorious holiday destinations in the depths of winter has a strong appeal for many; the Provencal charm works it’s magic on all visitors particularly since the peace and calm it offers is much more prevalent during the quieter months. If you are planning on […]

5 Michelin restaurants that you really must try near Aix-en-Provence

5 Michelin restaurants that you really must try near Aix-en-Provence

Having already established itself over decades as a truly luxurious holiday destination, Provence needs no extra glamourizing in print form. It’s now about crafting the perfect holiday to fit in all this glorious region has to offer; whether it’s secret coves, sauntering down medieval streets, sampling crisp Rosé at a vineyard or enjoying the best […]

5 reasons to visit Provence in September

5 reasons to visit Provence in September

Some regard September as the most pleasant month to visit Provence. The majority of tourists, both foreign & French, have gone home, the school holidays have ended, the weather is still glorious and warm and the roads and attractions empty. One can also discover events and celebrations aimed at the locals once the holiday season […]