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The old town of Saint-Remy de Provence is compact with narrow streets that interweave. It doesn’t take long for a tour of its quirky attractions.

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Having negotiated plunging ravines in Gran Canaria and La Gomera and tackled the Pyrenees over the course of the year, walking in Provence was like enjoying a light dessert…

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The Colours of Provence

On January 28, 2014 By

Provence did not disappoint. She may have lost her lavender and sunflowers for another year but all that served to do was to focus the attention on the beauty that lies beyond her seasonal glories.

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Beaucaire and Tarascon. French towns on either side of the Rhone that are similar in some ways and very different in others…

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Banon Cheese Shop

On November 21, 2013 By

Without hesitation, a small, round parcel of chestnut leaves tied with raffia was placed in our hands and we were told to give it just the gentlest of squeezes. The sides yielded effortlessly with a squidgy promise of runny insides.

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Aux Deux Anges sits on a pretty little square behind the main street in Forcalquier. It has an appealing chocolate box frontage and an atmosphere of warm…

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Tarascon Castle is a grand example. It still looks impenetrable, towering above the Rhone to keep a watchful eye on its neighbour and rival, Beaucaire…

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with a hot air balloon sailing across a golden, early morning landscape of foot friendly hills and dales we set off on a lavender trail.

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