Provence holidays

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A taste of Provence on a weekend break at the Collobrières chestnut festival
Winding roads lead to a town in the Var where chestnuts aren’t just roasted on open fires … they are celebrated, eaten and even drunk as liqueur

Carolyn Boyd

30, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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On holiday in southern France chez Le Corbusier
The wild coast between Monaco and Italy is home to Le Corbusier’s holiday cabin – and his favourite beach bar-next-door

Jon Bryant

15, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Why Provence’s pompe à l’huile means Christmas to me – plus the recipe
A wonderful bread that used to be made by dumping flour into the olive mill to soak up the oil is a vital part of Christmas in rural south-east France

Jon Bryant

24, Dec, 2020 @3:58 AM

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'Pure inspiration': our writers pick their favourite cycle rides
A morning climb up the Corcovado in Rio, a Hampshire school commute, and a magical Scottish 100-mile trip are among our favourite routes

Jonathan Watts, James Walsh, Basia Cummings, Helen Pidd, Mark Rice-Oxley, Maeve Shearlaw, Peter Walker, Nick Van Mead, Peter Kimpton and Guy Lane

17, Sep, 2017 @6:00 AM

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France road trip: Lyon to Nice
This two-week route through some of France’s most beautiful landscapes takes in gorgeous farmhouse stays, camping and kayaking, lavender fields and finally the Med

Jon Bryant

17, Jun, 2017 @11:30 AM

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France road trip: La Rochelle, Cognac and the Atlantic coast islands
Great seafood, Roman remains and a pine-fringed, cycle-friendly island are among the highlights of this leisurely paced two-week route

Jon Bryant

17, Jun, 2017 @11:30 AM

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The foodie traveller on … bouillabaisse, traditional and otherwise, in France
Invented as a way to use up bony fish unfit for market, bouillabaisse has become a Provençal staple. Though that doesn’t stop people tinkering …

Sylvia Kontek

11, Oct, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 hotels on the French Riviera
Chic accommodation amid the glamour of the Côte d’Azur doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Our 10 picks are smart, stylish and allow visitors to savour all that sparkle for less

Kathryn Tomasetti and Tristan Rutherford

16, Jul, 2015 @5:30 AM

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The foodie traveller ... tries a seaside special in Paris
Pan bagnat is essentially salade niçoise in a bun but discerning diners in the French capital are lapping it up

Liz Boulter

10, May, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Avignon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels
It may be famous for a song and a broken-down bridge, but Provence’s historic capital has lots more to offer, from ancient ramparts to an up-to-the-minute festival of performing arts

Kathryn Tomasetti

25, Apr, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Chef Nina Parker on Saint-Tropez
The chef and writer on the gastronomy, style and enduring glamour of the Côte d’Azur town

Interview by Robert Hull

01, Nov, 2014 @7:00 AM

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Baxter Dury: my secret French wine cave
A 12th-century cave beneath a Provence château is the perfect setting a for ‘hapless Englishman’ to sample the region’s wine

Baxter Dury

13, Sep, 2014 @6:00 AM

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