Belle Provence Travels

A South of France Blog

Sharing the joys of belle Provence.

Hi, I’m Tuula, a California native who’s been living in the south of France since 2010. I’m a travel writer for International Living magazine and part-time blogger sharing stories of life in belle Provence. Welcome, bienvenue.

An Insider’s Guide to Provence – Review & Giveaway

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, things have gone from chilly to downright snowy in the south of France. It would probably surprise a lot of folks to know that the inland areas of the region get a decent amount of snow most years. While it takes away a bit of the myth of south-of-France …

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Take Paris Home for the Holidays

Greetings dear readers and friends. I hope this email finds you well, albeit with all of the turbulent events happening around the world. Thankfully, here in Provence, the Christmas decorations are up, the seasonal markets are open, and there is quite a festive air on every corner. It’s wonderful to have something to look forward …

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Menton: A Hidden Seaside Treasure on the French Riviera

Greetings dear readers and friends. I’m very happy to bring you another guest post from J. Christina of Scribbles and Smiles blog fame. You may recall her lovely last post, Gorbio: A Perched Medieval Village in the Alpes-Martimes, that was featured a few weeks back. Well, I love this post and I certainly love this …

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My French Platter Replenished… Book Review & Giveaway

Dear readers and friends. She’s back! If you remember, around exactly one year ago, we had the pleasure of meeting Annemarie Rawson and her husband, Steve – as well as a host of charming friends and neighbors – in her delightful book, My French Platter. In this fun and inspiring armchair-traveler’s tale, Annemarie recounts how …

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