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Planning a trip to Arles, Provence? Here are five sights and attractions that you shouldn’t miss when visiting this beautiful Provençal city:

1. Roman Arena

After 2,000 years, bullfights and bullgames still happen at the arena during summer months… read full article

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One of the most popular day trips from Marseille, Provence, is an excursion to the splendid calanques of Cassis.

Rent a car at Marseille’s St. Charles train station and get to one of the calanques or, all five if you can. The other option is to take a train to Cassis then a taxi to any of the calanques. It really depends on the time of day and your schedule. There is a Tourist Information booth at the train station. Grab a map and ask about the best way to get to the calanques at the time of your departure. read full article

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1. Festival d’Avignon and Avignon-Off

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If you enjoy theater, performance art, dance or simply entertainment, and if you can plan well in advance for accommodations then definitely get to Avignon for the festivals held in July. The action takes… read full article

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Aix-en-Provence. The clue with this one is in the name. If you need a more tempting way of enticing people to a city then just include a world-famous and much-loved name like Provence in the title.

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How many of you have ever thought to pop a few flowers in your cooking to make them taste a bit nicer?

Lavender Field - Provence

Probably only a handful. But then if you were in Provence then it’d be the absolute norm to spoon a few… read full article

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You’ll have a serious challenge which castles to explore. This guide to 5 of the best French castles to visit should help you in your decision making.

best castles to visit in France

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Fountain in Aix-en-ProvenceThe region of Provence located in the south east corner of France has often been described as ‘Heaven on Earth’. Provence is renowned for its breathtaking landscape which is characterized by the gorgeous Mediterranean coastline, lush olive tree groves, fragrant lavender fields, verdant… read full article

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1. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

Lavender Field - Provence, France

An obvious one to start with but well worth a mention never the less. This book could be thanked but also accused of changing the face of the beautiful southern French region of… read full article

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Marseille BasilicaMarseille, France is a bustling metropolis of over a million inhabitants. Not only is it France’s second largest city now, having passed Lyon in the mid-1990’s for second place, but it is also the country’s busiest port of entry. It is considered the New

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In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte, perhaps the most famous leader of France, had been banished to house arrest on the island of Elba, close to his birthplace, Corsica.

By early March 1815 he had managed to escape the island and made it safely… read full article

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Looking for a lovely hotel in the South of France? Check these four beautiful Provence hotels: Featuring top amenities, such as outdoor swimming pool, sunny garden, tennis and gourmet restaurant, they offer everything you need to have a great holiday. All housed in a historical landmark building… read full article

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Known for its lovely beaches and spectacular scenic beauty, Nice is one of the most popular holiday destinations in France.

Offering a variety of tourist attractions including the Old Town (Vieux Nice), the famous Promenade des Anglais, Place Massena square… read full article

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