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The 7 Must See Towns In Provence

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Extreme Travel, Family Travel, Luxury Travel, Only The Best, Travel France | Comments Off on The 7 Must See Towns In Provence

There are few places in the world with as rich of culture, history, or architecture as Provence, France. It has been the home some of France’s greatest artists, scientists, warriors, and philosophers. If you should find yourself one idly looking through some Provence vacation rentals one day, here are a few cities you might consider visiting.

1) Saint-Remy-de-Provence

This quiet village is a haven from some of the bigger tourist cities in Provence. The town itself is filled with ornate fountains and medieval walls that have stood for hundreds of years. One of the oldest fountains in France the Arcs de Triomphe is located there. There is also a special place in art history reserved for this town, as Vincent Van Gogh was once treated at a local asylum. During his stay there he produced some of his most famous works including The Starry Night and his Wheat Field series. The town is also the birthplace of the famous philosopher Nostradamus.

2) Village of Les Baux

The stone village of Les Baux is 25km south of Avignon is another must-see for those with an artistic bent. The valley here has inspired poets and artists for centuries and still continues to do so today. It’s believed the village itself was first settled in 6,000 BCE which gives you some idea of just how ancient it is. The inhabitants of this village are known as Baussencs or Baussenques, and it has been named of France’s most beautiful villages,

3) L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

The town itself was a former small village, but now it’s a favorite of antique lovers everywhere. It’s home to the largest flea market in France and considered the antique capital of France. Even if you aren’t interested in purchasing any antiques, the market would make for a fascinating afternoon just looking and browsing. For those of you who like to cook, there is a fresh market held every Thursday and Friday. Here you can buy the freshest ingredients grown locally, and at a bargain price.

4) Gordes

The remote village of Gordes would be a pleasant stay for anyone interested in 18th-century architecture. It has cobbled streets that lead to a 16th-century French chateau. The village itself has been a haven for artists for centuries. One of the biggest attractions is the Pol Mara Museum and a summer music festival that is held every year. If you are looking for a place to get away from other tourists, or maybe just the world then this is the spot.

5) Uzes

The town of Uzes is one with a long history, and one of the best places in Provence to really get a sense of medieval life. It’s known as the first duchy of France and has a castle in the center square that a duke still resides in. Also visible throughout the town are well-preserved medieval residences and gardens. There is also one final architectural marvel in the city worth seeing. The Pont du Gard is a massive well-preserved Roman aqueduct. This aqueduct has survived completely intact since the time of the Romans and has been named one of Frances five leading landmarks. The city itself is a bit of a hidden gem as it’s not well known to tourists.

6) Ménerbes

This city of Ménerbes comes with a very long history attached to it, and some rather controversial past residents. The most famous of those being the Marquis de Sade whose “quirks” are so well known that they inspired the word sadism. It wouldn’t be fair though to only think of this lovely city, and it’s connection to such a controversial figure. It’s also renowned for it;s perfectly preserved 18th-century homes, and being the home of many famous artists and writers. Ménerbes also holds a special in the culinary world as it’s famous for producing some of the best wines, and truffles in the entire world.

7) Porquerolles

The city of Porquerolles is located on an island off the coast of Toulon, and it might just be the biggest hidden jewel in Provence. With its crystal clear waters, and great beaches this town remains relatively little known by tourists, and such is quite peaceful. The local ecosystem is so unique that the government of France works hard to keep outside impact to a minimum. Even with that in mind, there are plenty of wonderful things to do there. These include yearly jazz and sailing festivals. The local waters also offer some unique diving opportunities, and a chance to explore an area that not many other divers have ever seen.

With all these unique cities to choose from it might be hard to know where to start. No matter where you choose to stay in Provence you can be assured it will be a trip you will remember for the rest of your life.

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5 Awe-Inspiring Holiday Destinations You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Travel Asia, Travel Australia, Travel Croatia, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Middle East, Travel Oceania, Travel Resources, Travel Styles, Travel Thailand, Travel Tips | Comments Off on 5 Awe-Inspiring Holiday Destinations You’ve Never Heard Of

Whether you’re planning a winter break or already thinking about where to go next summer, planning a holiday can be stressful at times. Where are the best places to go? What’s going to be the best value for money? Which holiday destination will provide the best Facebook photos?! If you want to visit somewhere that’s a little bit ‘outside of the box’, that isn’t rammed full of tourists, then you’re in the right place. We’ve put together 5 of the most awe-inspiring holiday destinations, which we bet you’ve never even heard of.

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Stay and Play: Your Columbia, SC Travel Guide

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Travel Asia, Travel Cambodia, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Styles, Travel Tips | Comments Off on Stay and Play: Your Columbia, SC Travel Guide

This attraction-filled state capital is an exciting, yet laid-back, vacation destination. Enjoy premium dining and cultural offerings in the downtown area or spend some time exploring the natural parks surrounding the city. Make sure you don’t miss-out on the best sightseeing, or spend too much money, with this Columbia, SC travel guide.

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Top Four Bars in Perth, Australia

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Travel Australia, Travel Destinations, Travel Oceania, Travel Resources, Travel Styles, Travel Tips | Comments Off on Top Four Bars in Perth, Australia

Perth is home to numerous bars, both big and small. The number of bars in Perth has increased tremendously especially after liquor laws were changed making it easier for entrepreneurs to open bars. With this is mind, your visit to Perth cannot get any better. If you love sipping different types of liquor in outstanding settings, then Perth is the place to be. One of the best places where you can find some of the best bars in the world is the Crown Perth entertainment complex, located in Burswood, in the western part of Australia, near Swan River. Some of the best bars on the planet are here, namely Carbon Sports Bar, Mini Bar, Mesh Bar, and Fusion Bar. Learn more about these awesome bars:

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Adventure Travel Activities Provide Thrills and Chills in India

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Extreme Travel, Outdoor Travel, Travel Asia, Travel Destinations, Travel India, Travel Styles | Comments Off on Adventure Travel Activities Provide Thrills and Chills in India

With a wide range of activities up its sleeve, India is luring adventure enthusiasts and extreme sports lovers with equal aplomb. Himalayas-the crown of the sub-continent provides a scenic backdrop and setting for many adventurous travel activities. Here, we take you through some of the most popular areas of interests of adventurous tourists -of all ages and from all walks of life.

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Extreme Sports For That Adrenaline Rush

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Outdoor Travel, Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Mauritius, Travel Resources, Travel Styles, Travel Tips | Comments Off on Extreme Sports For That Adrenaline Rush

Are you looking towards being labeled as an adrenaline junkie? 2014 promises to be all about new adventures and a lot more. With more and more people looking towards traveling in large groups; families and circles of friends are now making a beeline for various avenues that boast of extreme sporting facilities. So, plan an outing with your loved ones, learn the nuances of a new sport -you will certainly be amazed at all that is in store.

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