Why Stay in Provence? Books like the ones written by Peter Mayle have made many people dream about going on a holiday in Provence, France or even moving there. But what makes that particular place so charming? For many it is simply the sun, the lavender fields, the old stone houses and the great people […]
France is divided up into regions, then sub-divided into departments. There are smaller sub-divisions into prefectures, cantons etc.
Fallen in love with the Provence region of France? What to find out more about the region before planning a visit, vacation or re-location? Here is our selection from Amazon of the Top Selling Books about Provence. Enjoy! You can choose from Guides, Maps, How to or perhaps you want to read Peter Mayle’s latest […]
Discover Tarascon Situated on the banks of the Rhone at the crossroads that goes to Avignon, Camargue and Luberon, Tarascon has a legend and has inspired several stories from Alphonse Daudet. You will discover the chateau Rene, one of the most beautiful medieval castles in France, picturesque streets, one being the Halles a Arcades, or the […]
The Beauty of Les Baux de Provence The village of the Baux de Provence is situated in the heart of the Alpilles on a rocky plateau of 245m high. A panoramic view of Arles, the Camargue and the Alpilles can be seen from it. This immense and superb stone fortress is without doubt one of […]
Biot & tourism It seems that Biot is the site of an ancient volcano, or rather the “village” is located near a volcano. Not surprising, considering the fact that the region of the Southern Alps is actually an ancient tectonic zone. In addition to this, volcanic rocks were discovered in the ground before the huge […]
Pretty Village of Correns Correns is a pretty village built on the banks of the river Argens, which rushes out of the Gorges du Vallon Sourn (well known for climbing) straight into the village. Inside the village, you can discover troglodyte dwellings and Neolithic caves. Correns is the 1st bio village in France (organic village); […]
Two Aspects of Bormes les Mimosas Bormes les Mimosas has two sides: The old perched medieval village, with its coloured facades, its pink tiled roofs, its ramparts and old castle ruins. From here you have a truly splendid view onto the Porquerolles and Port Cros islands. The Marina with its dream boats and yachts and […]