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Calanques in winter

Calanques in winter

 

Some may wonder how it feels to travel to Provence in winter. Would it be possible to enjoy outdoor life as it wonderfully is all through summer season? Well, we’re happy to comfort you and answer a clear and definitive yes!

 

If sea water temperature is not as inviting for a swim, it feels great to take a walk on the sea front and breathe some fresh air facing the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Standing on the heights of the Calanques, observing the horizon line and sailing boats racing pushed by the Mistral is such an inspirational experience.
Calanques in Marseille

Nature is beautiful thanks to our evergreen pine trees, hills are coloured by early wild flowers blossom, and limestone Mountains shine under the winter sun. 

Ski in Southern Alps

Ski in Southern Alps

 

 

 

 

 

 

The luckily close by Alps Mountains attract every weekend everyone who fancy skiing or sledge playing amongst the local population.  That’s a real treat to be able to choose between snow and sea for our free time and that’s why we like sharing that fact with all visitors who are tempted to join us in winter.

Windmill in Allauch

Windmill in Allauch

Historical sightseeing is on the program, to everywhere you wish to go, and if French aperitif is not taken at the terrace of cafés, it is only because moody rainclouds show their nose but never for very long.

So head South, bring a coat, and let yourself surprised by the gentleness of winter in Provence!

French author Alexandre Dumas Senior completed the adventure novel and literary classic The Count of Monte Cristo in 1844, at the same time he was publishing the equally famous book The Three Musketeers. There have been an impressive numbers of motion pictures based on the story of main character Edmond Dantès.

Inspired by real life event gathered from French police archives and some existing locations, an important part of the story takes place at The Chateau d’If, a fortress converted into a prison and standing on the smallest island in the Frioul Archipelago, a mile offshore in the Bay of Marseille. It set the scenery where Dantès is wrongfully imprisoned for fourteen years before he escapes with the circumstantial help of Abbé Faria, the « Mad Priest ». View full article »