Category Archives: France

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. […]

The Best Lavender Fields of Provence, France – 2021 Guide

Lavender fields on the Plateau de Valensole in Provence, France

This post was first published on 02.08.18 & last updated on the 20.06.20. I personally visit the lavender fields every year in early summer to ensure the most up-to-date information. To some, there’s nothing that epitomises the appeal of Provence more than the purple rows of lavender that pepper the landscape every summer. The lavender […]

The Best Things to do in Aix-en-Provence, France

Best things to do in Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence is a city for culture lovers. A place to stroll the curving streets, flaky pastry in hand, as you browse the colourful boutiques, shop at the bustling markets, or seek shade under an ancient plane tree. Art & entertainment take centre-stage and there are plentiful opportunities to enjoy all aspects of Provençal heritage within […]

Hiking to Calanque de Sugiton in Marseille, France

Hiking to Calanque de Sugiton, Marseille France

Since moving to Provence some years ago, I’ve made it a new tradition to spend my birthday in nature, with my family, preferably on a hiking trail. Fortunately, my birthday falls in December when the weather is typically cool but clear, and the trails are relatively empty – making the experience even more special. It […]

The Most Beautiful Villages in Provence, France

Most beautiful villages in Provence, France. Best Provence Villages

The Provence region of France is one of the most alluring and culturally intriguing places in the world. It’s also incredibly diverse. From the rich red canyons of the ochre mines to the aqua blue water running through the Verdon Gorge, it’s spectacular whichever way you look at it. But one of the biggest drawcards […]

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