Category Archives: France

15 Best Airbnbs in Marseille, France – Seaside Escapes to Inner-City Lofts

Best Airbnbs in Marseille, France

The vibrant and edgy city of Marseille is often a visitor’s first port of call when arriving in the South of France, and it welcomes them with an understated attractiveness. Glistening shorelines contrast with grungy backstreets to create a city full of surprise. And the Airbnbs in Marseille are no exception. From stunning seaside villas […]

15 Best Airbnbs in Avignon, France – From Floating Homes to Inner-City Sanctuaries

Best Airbnbs in Avignon

The Provençal city of Avignon was built to house kings and enlightened artists, when the popes made this their home after departing Rome in the 14th century. The impressive architecture of Old Town and its deep stone walls now house some of the best Airbnbs in Avignon, centred around the Palais des Papes (Popes’ Palace) […]

Aix-en-Provence Market Days

Aix-en-Provence Market Day

Aix-en-Provence is a foodie’s haven, with entire streets devoted to small trattorias, delicatessens, cafés and bars. It’s no surprise then, that the Aix-en-Provence markets are a gourmet experience. They’re a place to indulge all five senses, and a joy to wander, working up an appetite between breakfast and lunch or as a place to socialise […]

Visiting the Luberon Lavender Fields of Provence, France

The Luberon lavender fields - Provence lavender route

The lavender fields of Provence seduce visitors year after year with their heady scent and ethereal appearance. And nowhere is the scene so seductive as it is in the Luberon Valley. Crisscrossing the plains, in between ancient villages, crumbling châteaux and poker-straight cypress trees, you’ll find a patchwork of vibrant lavender fields. The Luberon lavender […]

Most Beautiful Beaches in Marseille & Surrounds

Discover the best beaches in Marseille France

The beaches in France’s second city are just as beautiful as any on the French Riviera. Yet, they’re more reflective of Marseille’s multicultural nature and much more inclusive than those of Cannes or St Tropez. Marseille beaches offer lots of choice with a style for every occasion: inlets carved out of limestone cliffs, the perfect […]

Valensole Lavender Fields – Driving the Lavender Route in Provence

Valensole lavender fields in Provence, France

Every year anticipation builds as the lavender fields of Provence start to gain their telltale purple glow. From around mid-June to mid-August the region is awash with the sight and smell of lavender – it’s truly a spectacle not to be missed. Among the best lavender fields in Provence are those in the Valensole Plateau. […]

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