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A Provencal dinner party

A Provencal dinner party

Just one of the many delights of a Provencal summer are the long evenings which offer the perfect excuse to throw an informal al fresco dinner party. The heat of the day has given way to a comfortable heat, the air is deliciously scented and the air is filled with the song of the cicadas […]

July and August in Provence

July and August in Provence

Summer is here… now all you have to do is head south to embrace the best that France has to offer… Provence!  Clear blue skies, aquamarine sea, crusty French bread, succulent tomatoes, garlic, olives ripening on the trees and the heady scent of lavender. If that weren’t enough to tempt you, then here are some […]

Provence – a food lover's Paradise

Provence – a food lover’s Paradise

There are many reasons to visit Provence not least the superb food and drink that is on offer. The wonderful Mediterranean climate produces a vast range of temptations… fabulous fruit and vegetables bursting with flavour, delectable wines, seafood from its shores and gorgeous local delicacies make this a veritable foodie heaven! Fruit and vegetables Markets […]

Provence for all the family

Provence for all the family

There is a whole lot more to Provence than just wine and romance.  Only a short flight from the UK, it is a perfect destination for a half-term taste of sunshine.  Or, if you are planning a summer break, Provence also offers plenty to keep the whole family happy for a longer holiday and, with […]

Provence in April and May: things not to miss

Provence in April and May: things not to miss

With Spring sprung and the warm weather returning, this is a gorgeous time of year to explore Provence as the region wakes up after Winter. One of the many delights about this region is the sheer variety of things to do and see. To help you plan your Spring in Provence I have listed a […]

Looking ahead to Summer in Provence

Looking ahead to Summer in Provence

As winter gives way to the promise of Spring, what better time to start thinking about the joys of Summer? And, where better to spend time during those balmy months than Provence? Here you will find fabulous cities, glorious villages and the most scenic of coastlines and, if that were not enough to tempt you, […]

Aix en Provence

A Valentine’s mini break in Provence

Another year, another Valentine’s Day! So, if you want to do something really special for the one you love, consider a weekend in Provence, one of the most beautiful regions in that most romantic of countries, France. Provence is not just for Summer. In fact, February, a month offering daily temperatures of around 13-15 degrees […]

15 reasons to visit Provence in 2018!

15 reasons to visit Provence in 2018!

With Christmas over it’s natural that thoughts will soon start to drift to all the exciting prospects in store for 2018, and with it thoughts of a well-deserved holiday in the sun (which no doubt feature all the more strongly when it’s cold and wet outside!). So, to get you in the mood for 2018, […]

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 […]

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