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Summer in Provence… in photos

Greetings from a very hot south of France.  We’ve had some lovely beach mornings – setting up camp at about 9am before it gets too crowded, and enjoying a few dips in the Mediterranean before a long lunch and a very-welcome afternoon sieste (nap).

Today I’d like to share a bit of what a summer in Provence looks like in photos– ie. some of our favorite activities and ones you might enjoy trying on a visit to the south of France.

Summer in Provence is… 

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Lazy mornings at the beach…

The Mourillon beach in Toulon.

Long lunches topped off by chilly glasses of rosé…

Lunch at Terrebrune outside the village of Ollioules.

Village festivals where the products of the season are the star…

Fish festival in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer.

Boat trips along the gorgeous Calanques at Cassis…

Setting sail in Cassis.

Mornings browsing the stands at your favorite Provençal market…

Baskets galore at the Arles market.

Lavender…

Dried lavender in Le Castellet village

Spending the day in beautiful Aix-en-Provence…

The Fontaine de la Rotonde in Aix-en-Provence.

Wine-tasting in Bandol & Cassis…

Bandol wine-tasting at Domaine Bunan.

Eating as much “artisanal” glace (ice cream) as possible…

Artisanal strawberry and vanilla ice cream in Le Castellet village

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There are many more ways to enjoy summer in Provence – please feel free to share your favorites in the comments below.

And wishing you a very wonderful summer wherever you may be!

About Tuula

I’m a 40-ish American woman & I’ve been blogging about my travels around belle Provence since moving here in 2010. You can also find my travel writing in International Living magazine, Charming Small Hotels (France), & Living France magazine. Bienvenue!

11 comments on “Summer in Provence… in photos

  1. Patricia Hagan

    Love your blog as I love Provence – I hope to go back to Aix one day soon.

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    • Thank you for your kind words Patricia, that means a lot! Hope you get back to Aix soon, wonderful town! Tuula

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  2. Lovely post! I love Provence!

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  3. Lovely photos! And I love the wines of Terrebrun – the first Bandol I ever had and still a favorite.

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    • Many thanks Keith! Hope all is well and wishing you a very lovely summer… with many glasses of Bandol! Tuula

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  4. Falling in love with the colors of this post! Beach bags got my heart drumming 🙂

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  5. I will be in Provence early October, using Avignon as my base. Do you know if the trains to Nice quite accessible from Avignon? I meant is it possible to do a day trip there?

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    • Hi! I’m sure you can get a train to Nice from Avignon – just be sure to reserve a ticket on a TGV train – high speed. Or else you might end up stopping in every town & village in between, taking twice as long! Also, it’s quite far for a day trip, I would try to stay overnight if possible. Hope that’s helpful, bon voyage!

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