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Guide To Greoux-les-Bains

Post by Sharat | June 21, 2018 | See France Destination Guides | Comment
Guide ToGreoux-les-Bains

Greoux-les-Bains is a town in Provence that is perhaps best known as being a centre for high quality thermal waters. Its reputation is a long one, going back as far as 2000 years ago when the Romans controlled the region. The town itself is fairly typical for Provence and has three distinct parts. First there is the castle that sits above Greoux-les-Bainshill, second is the town centre filled with cafes and shops and finally there are of course the famous thermal baths.

Exploring Gréoux-les-Bains

Greoux-les-Bains is not exactly a major tourist destination unless you are someone who likes taking thermal baths, however if you are visiting Provence and are nearby you will have a pleasant experience. If you want a taste of history visit the Chateau des Hospitaliers de Saint-Jean which is a templar castle built during the 12th century and are now stands in ruins overlooking the town. The castle itself is in bad condition and there is not much to do when you get there, but it is a lovely spot for a picnic and there are some scenic views of the town below.

Town centre and spa

The town centre is wonderful and you will really enjoy exploring it, stopping of at any one of the numerous cafes throughout the day if it gets really hot. There are some narrow winding medieval streets you can wander around where you will find treasures such as a traditional lavoir or a babbling fountain. If you have time make sure you visit the Church of Notre Dame les Ormeaux. If you want a bit of pampering head to the spa which is one of the leading centres in France. The town baths offer a wide range of treatments, plus there is a restaurant and accommodation. You can end your tour with a walk along the banks of the River Verdon which flows below Greoux-les-Bains. It’s a pretty scenic stroll set against the backdrop of cliffs and trees.

Local highlights

The town of Greoux-les-Bains sits in some very attractive countryside filled with lavender fields. There is a lake nearby which is well worth visiting because there are some lovely walks to be had and you can hire a boat or take a cruise. If you still need more head to the town of Lac de Sainte-Croix where there are plenty of leisure activities you can participate in and of course, there is the unmissable Gorges du Verdon which is very nearby.

Greoux les bains by ADT 04, on Flickr

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The Sweet Scent Of Grasse

Post by Sharat | June 14, 2018 | See France Destination Guides | Comment
The Sweet Scent Of Grasse

Grasse is located less than half an hour’s drive just North of Cannes. The town earned its reputation as a centre for leather tanneries, however this reputation evolved as it became a centre for perfume production, something Grasse to this day remains famous for. Rather unsurprisingly there is an International Museum of Perfume and there are four major manufacturers still based in the town. Despite all that there is still much more to Grasse than simply its perfume.

Exploring Grasse

Grasse is rather pleasant to wander around and when you do that you will realise it is not a small place. A good place to begin your tour is in the old town which will very much be the highlight of your visit. There are a number of very old buildings that possess plenty of character and despite being extremely popular with tourists the old itself remains very traditional and is one of the most extensive in the region. You will see lots of tall narrow houses that have been painted in pastel orange which serves to brighten up the narrow streets. As you explore you will discover an assortment of open squares, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Grasse Perfume

Aside from the Museum of Perfume, there are a number of other museums also worth visiting including one dedicate to art in Provence, another celebrating marine activities plus you can also visit the Fragonard perfume company. Grasse’s perfume industry began towards the end of the 18th century and is now often referred to as being the perfume capital of the world. The town produces more than two-thirds of France’s natural fragrances and earns over 600 million Euros a year.

Visit the perfumeries

The reason for all this success is the part of Provence Grasse is located in has a particular microclimate that encourages flower farming. It is warm and is also far away from the sea to be sheltered from the salty air. There is also plenty of water in the area. Jasmine, which serves as the main ingredient for most fragrances was first brought to the South of France by the Moors during the 16th century. Since then production has grown to about 27 tonnes every year. If you have a chance make sure you visit at least one of the perfumeries in Grasse that are open to the public.

Grasse, Provence by David Fisher, on Flickr

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Get To Gourdon

Post by Sharat | June 7, 2018 | See France Destination Guides | Comment
Get To Gourdon

Gourdon is another village in Provence that is part of the most beautiful villages of France list. As you approach the village you will find yourself climbing increasingly higher through the rocky forested valley. As you do this it is impossible to be anything but impressed by your first look at Gourdon. The village sits high on a rocky outcrop and has some spectacular views across the valley of the Loup river all the way up to the Mediterranean.

Exploring Gourdon

As we just mentioned the main attraction on any visit to Gourdan is its stunning views which is more than enough compensation for having to jostle with the tourist crowds for a few hours. The best vantage point to take in the view is at the end of the village at a spot known as the ‘Eagle’s Nest’. The village is in it of itself an attraction because it has been beautifully restored and its medieval streets are lined with artisanal shops and some lovely old houses.

The museums

Gourdon’s main historic attraction is the Chateau de Gourdon which was first built during the 9th century and subsequently rebuilt in the 16th century. The chateau serves as home to the Museum of Decorative Arts and a Medieval Museum. It is surrounded by a beautiful set of gardens designed by the world-renowned landscape artist Andre le Notre.

A little bit artificial

When you visit Gourdon you may get the sense that you are paying a visit to a tourist attraction rather than a real village. You will probably suspect that Gourdan has very few permanent residents living in the village, so unfortunately Gourdan does lack the lived-in charm that many other villages in Provence have. Do not let this deter you from visiting, in fact we highly recommend it, even if it is just to enjoy the approach to the village and the castle and take in the views, just make sure Gourdan is not the final destination.

Make sure you visit other destinations

There are plenty of other villages in Provence with equally spectacular views and have a much more authentic lived-in feel to them. Though we most say none of them look anywhere near as amazing as Gourdon does from across the valley. One of the many interesting places in the region around Gourdon that we recommend you pay a visit to is Valbonne. This is because it gets far less attention than it deserves and if you are trekking out do Gourdon you may as well make time to visit Valbonne as well.

Gourdon by Christophe Delaere, on Flickr

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Your Guide To The Gorges du Verdon

Post by Sharat | May 28, 2018 | See France Destination Guides | Comment
Your Guide To The Gorges du Verdon

Many people like to refer to the Gorges of the River Verdon as the Grand Canyon of Europe and its not hard to see why, it is extraordinarily beautiful. Like its North American counterpart, the River Verdon carved out the canyon and there is a stunning turquoise river that flows at the base of some very high limestone cliffs. Because of its extraordinary beauty it is part of the official list of Grand Sites of France.

Exploring the Gorges du Verdon

The canyon is very popular with both tourists who choose to explore it in their vehicles or those who prefer to kayak, raft or walk along the banks of the river. Other popular activities are of course rock climbing and fishing. The canyon itself measures 700 metres at its deepest and at its widest about 1500 metres. It is estimated that the canyon developed over 2 million years and in 1997 the Natural Regional Park was created to ensure its unique environment remains protected.

Driving the Gorges du Verdon

You can choose to do a 130-kilometre drive along the top of the Gorges but be aware that the routes are slow which is an advantage because it does give you time to take in the stunning views. The main route is a drive between Aiguines and Moustiers-Saint-Marie in the West or if you are in the East you can choose to drive between Trigance and Castellane. There are plenty of rest spots along the routes where you can stop and enjoy the scenery. Occasionally you will perhaps want to stay a while at one of these spots so make sure you allocate lots of time for the drive.

Hiking the Gorges du Verdon

If you are more of the active kind of person you can take a 15-kilometre hike along a path known as the Sentier Martel that will take you through the canyon. If you are not perturbed by heights, this is a fabulous hike to do but make sure you have a good pair of hiking boots and enough water to get you through the walk. If you don’t want to trek all the way back then you can choose to take a taxi or minibus back to your car after you have completed your hike.

Canoeing and rafting

There are plenty of spots where you can enjoy the pleasures of kayaking and rafting but they do depend on how experienced you are in these activities and also upon the season. If you like to canoe and are experienced, then the best place to visit is the section of the upper gorges between Saint Andre and Allos but make sure you visit between late Spring and early Summer. If you don’t have a lot of experience kayaking then head to the pre-gorges which is open for most of the year with the exception of Winter. Most tourists are casual and prefer to rent pedalos and canoes next to the Pont de Galetas and if you decide this is doe you will see plenty of other boats in the water because it is a great way to end your tour if you have spent most of the day sitting in your car.

Lac du Saint Croix and Gorge du Verdon by Mike Sloan, on Flickr

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