As a British journalist living just outside Marseille, I've long been astonished by the dearth of reliable, up-to-date tourist information in English and the poor design and maintenance of local websites. So I decided to build my own.
It currently focuses on the areas around Marseille, Aix en Provence and Avignon. In time, it will be a complete travel guide to Provence. Updates will be added regularly so, whether you're planning a weekend break, an extended stay, the purchase of your dream house or just an armchair tour of the most beautiful corner of France, do come and check regularly what's hot and fresh under the Mediterranean sun.
And if you need help with planning a more comprehensive trip, Julie Mautner, a friend and fellow-journalist based up in Saint Rémy de Provence, is your one-stop-shop for hotel, villa, restaurant and travel bookings, insider recommendations and unusual ideas. Take a look at her blog, The Provence Post, to find out more.
Our own site is entirely independent and unsubsidised. So, if you like it and find it helpful, please support it by booking your travel and hotel or by visiting and buying products through our advertisers and affiliate partners.
We have affiliate sales arrangements with a range of providers, including booking.com, P&O Ferries, British Airways, Owners Direct, carrentals.co.uk and Columbus Travel Insurance. They give us a small commission on accommodation or services booked through the site which helps us cover our costs and enables us to continue to expand and improve our service to you.
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Links and Partners
Car Hire and Internet
anyairportcarhire - The lowest car hire prices at airports, including Marseille-Provence.
Flower Power Experience - Volkswagen camper vans for hire in the Marseille/Aix en Provence area.
Pixel Internet - Award-winning internet hosting and domain name registration.
Francophile Websites, Blogs and Apps
Aixcentric - Views and (frequently updated) news from Aix-based journalist Lynne Alderson.
Marseille, City of Culture - Practical information about the city.
Marseille Holidays - A topical guide to what's going on in Marseille by journalist Prisca Djengué (in French).
Provençal Roaming: A Travel Guide - An iTunes app by the writer Paul Shawcross.
Provence Calling - Angela Billows' stories about the people and customs of the Alpilles region.
Provence Food and Wine - The travel writer Mary Dowey's guide to good eating and drinking in Provence.
Provence Guru - A topical guide by the Luberon-based travel writer Jamie Ivey and his wife Tanya.
The Provence Post - An American's-eye-view of Provence from Saint Rémy-based journalist Julie Mautner.
The Provence and Languedoc Sun - Magazine and website for English-speakers aimed at expatriates and tourists.
Salut! - British journalist Colin Randall on France, current affairs, travel, the media and more.
Wow! L'Herault - An English guide to what's on where in the South of France.
Social and Business Networks
Accueil des villes françaises - An association welcoming newcomers to Marseille (with English-language area).
Anglo-American Group of Provence - An Aix-based organisation serving the English-speaking community.
Languedoc-Midi Info - An English-language information and business directory for Languedoc.
Neo'Z Arrivants - A website helping newcomers settle into Marseille (with English-language area).
Tourism and Travel
L'Ancre - Friendly family-run bar-restaurant in the calanque of Niolon.
Cyclomundo - Guided and self-guided cycling vacations in France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.
Just Provence - Beautiful holiday rentals in Provence.
Provence Family Holidays - The website for active families in Provence.
Provence Wine Tours - Daily vineyard tours starting from Marseille or Aix en Provence.