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What to do in Provence… in the Spring

Greetings dear readers and friends. What an absolutely lovely time of year in Provence! We managed to make it to the beach in Bandol this morning at around 9am (a small miracle) and there was not another soul around. We spent a peaceful hour or so before a few families showed up, and what a… Continue reading What to do in Provence… in the Spring

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How to Use French while Traveling… no matter what your level

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, I’m writing this post from a very chilly South of France. Even though the snow hasn’t reached us yet, many towns to the north have had more than a bit of a white-dusting. Today’s post comes from a comment I received on the blog that really got me thinking… Continue reading How to Use French while Traveling… no matter what your level

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What to do in Provence… in the summer

Greetings dear readers and friends. Summer is here! And let me just say, thank goodness… this is by far the most exciting time of the year in the South of France. In our little corner of Toulon, the beaches are not quite full yet in the morning which makes for great strolls along the seaside and… Continue reading What to do in Provence… in the summer

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How to Pack for Provence

 Setting sail off the coast of Cassis Winter in Provence is a time to bundle-up, grab your raclette machine and fire up some tasty cheese-laden potatoes, and start dreaming of the spring and summer months to come. At least that’s what gets us through the winters here… given it was a tender 7°C today (with… Continue reading How to Pack for Provence

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What to See and Do in… Toulon

 View from Le Mitre beach, Toulon With all the events of the past week in France, it’s hard to get back into the normal groove of life. I’m just comforted by all of the support witnessed during the nationwide gatherings to condemn the horrific acts of terrorism in Paris. I’ve wanted to write more about… Continue reading What to See and Do in… Toulon

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Understanding the French… a few tips for getting the most out of your travels

 Local festival in the village of Collobrières Since summer is officially here, and it is officially the most beautiful (and busiest!) time in Provence, I thought it would be a good idea to re-visit a few of the “travel tips” to keep in mind when coming to France. These are just a few of my thoughts,… Continue reading Understanding the French… a few tips for getting the most out of your travels