36 Hours in Marseille

France Marseille golden sunset VieuxPort
 
The first thing that struck me about Marseille was the people — a beautiful collection of cultures and diversity. France’s second-largest city is wonderfully gritty with an ancient history – a port center since before 600 BC. We found Marseille to be the perfect mix of modern street art, ancient history, traditional French cuisine, and diverse foods from its large immigrant population. Marseille is a wonderfully genuine city. Discover Marseille. [continue reading]

24 Hours in Aix-en-Provence

France Aix-en-Provence Le Petit Verdot table overhead
 

Aix-en-Provence is a town for wandering through cobblestone alleys, and the winding streets are perfect for getting lost in this bustling city. The cafe culture in Aix is impressive, and whether tucked away in small squares or along the expansive Cours Mirabeau boulevard, you’re never more than a few steps from a lovely cafe. We needed more than 24 hours in this beautiful city, and we’ve added Aix to our long list of places to return.[continue reading]

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Travel Guide

France L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Sorgue River at sunset
 
L’Isle sur la Sorgue, in the heart of Provence, is known as the antique capital with its many shops and galleries. I was looking for a central location for our day trips and this lovely town was perfect. From a home base in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, you can venture into Provence and explore hilltop villages, vineyards, and olive groves. Discover some of our favorites in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. [continue reading]

One Week In Provence, France

France Provence Lourmarin view from chateau
 
One of our best week-long trips was spending Thanksgiving in Provence, France. Historic hilltop villages, wine, fresh truffles, and Christmas markets made Provence in November exactly the relaxing trip that we needed. Our itinerary included Arles, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, day trips to Luberon villages and vineyards, Aix-en-Provence, and Marseille. You can see a lot in a week! [continue reading]