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Provence Travel

15 Top Tips In Aix-en-Provence

Jerry Lanson | Posted 07.26.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Visiting Aix-en-Provence, France, for a few days? A few weeks? Longer?

Life on the Set of Aix-en-Provence

Jerry Lanson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Call me a romantic. Maybe I'm just sappy. You be the judge. First, though, walk with me, and I'll show you what we've liked best about life in this city of Provence, a place first settled in 123 BC.

Medieval Fortresses of Provence: One for the Masses, One in the Wild

Jerry Lanson | Posted 06.14.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

This is a stunning place, with distant views of snow-covered mountains and closer views of the striking cliffs rising from the valley floor.

12 Tips on Getting Around Provence by Car

Jerry Lanson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Driving around the Provence countryside can be a harrowing experience or a whole lot of fun. It can be expensive or really reasonable. Both pleasure and cost depend on how well you plan and how you approach each day.

When You Order at Fanny's, Don't Forget le Fondant Au Chocolat

Jerry Lanson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Some French chefs study at schools like Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. For others, cooking is a family affair. Fanny Jehanno falls into this second group.

Celebrating 25 Years of Marriage, One Bike Route at a Time

Jerry Lanson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

That night they had visitors: a whole pack of coyotes. "They were all around us," Allan recalls. "There must have been a dozen of them."

Oo-la-la! A New Look in French Toilets?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 04.19.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

We arrived at the public bathroom. In English and French, it explained that one must go inside and lock the door. Once inside the space-age toilet-capsule, one does one's business. Then the sink, with assembly-line efficiency, squirts soap onto outstretched hands, then water, then warm air for drying.