Fontaine de Vaucluse. Photo: J.P. Germain, Office de Tourisme Intercommunal du Pays des Sorgues

Cool Runnings: An Aquatic Tour of Provence

Ester Laushway takes to the waters of Provence: the rivers Sorgue, Durance and Verdon.

Resort Report: Medieval Meets Modern at Le Moulin de Vernègues in Provence

In this hotel and resort report, Corinne LaBalme finds something old, something new, a spa and a golf course, too, at a stylishly revamped inn midway between Avignon and Aix-en-Provence.

Market Day in France: The Southeast, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

From the bulls in the Camargue to the olive trees of Provence, from the vineyards of the Rhone Valley to the lemon trees of Menton and from the fig trees of Solliès to the apple orchards of Haute Durance, the agriculture of southeast France (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) offers a variety of stunning landscapes and notable products to travelers in search of local and regional gastronomy.

‘Tis the Season of Christmas Markets in France

A tour of some of France’s most lively of the Christmas markets: Alsace (Strasbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse), Champagne (Reims), Provence (Avignon, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence) and Paris.

Drome Provencale: Eat Like a Sixth Grader, Drink Like a Wine Enthusiast, Part 2...

In which the author takes a tasting class at Wine University (Université du Vin) in the medieval castle of Suze-la-Rousse, reflects on whether or not he's a wine enthusiast, and wonders if it's true that "there is no pleasure without knowledge." (This 3-part article received the 2013 GOLD AWARD for best culinary travel article written for the internet, awarded by the North American Travel Journalists Association.)

The Abbey of Senanque: Lavender, Old Stones and Poetry in Provence

In Provence, contributor Elizabeth Esris breaks through the picture-post card view of lavender and old stones and allows her imagination to take over while visiting the Abbey of Senanque in the region’s Vaucluse area.

Drome Provencale: Medieval Towns, Castles, Olives, Lavender and Silk (Part 3 of 3)

Some impressions and practical information concerning the area covered in Parts 1 and 2 of “Eat like a sixth grader, drink like a wine...

A Whiff of Napoleon in Victory and in Defeat

June 18, 2015—Two hundred years ago today Napoleon I (Bonaparte) was defeated at Waterloo. For much of the world (except perhaps for the British) Waterloo speaks far more about the fall of Napoleon and of France’s ambitions in Europe under his leadership than it does of the victory of the forces allied against him and against France.

Savoring Provence: The Charentais of Cavaillon, a Succulent Superstar of a Melon

Every summer, piles of gold are sold in the Provencal town of Cavaillon. The gold in question is not the precious metal measured in...

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