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Saint Rémy, France with Kids

With a little but of sunshine warming the otherwise cold day we headed into nearby Saint Rémy to check out what it had to offer. In our experience you can’t go wrong popping into Provence’s small towns and exploring by foot. We headed into Saint Rémy with some French friends who grew up in the […]

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L’Occitane en Provence Factory Tour

With a cold wind nipping at our faces we took refuge at the L’Occitane en Provence factory tour assuming it would be inside and provide us shelter from the cold. It turned out to be fun for the whole family. The boys were endlessly amused by the machinery, Jeff was enthralled by the company’s inner […]

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Exploring Avignon, France with Kids

Avignon, France has so much to offer families. I had an entire day planned in the city involving renting bikes and tooling around Barthelasse Island, checking out a few of Avignon’s historic buildings and visiting the market hall for lunch. Then we woke up and discovered it was the coldest day of the year in […]

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Roussillon, France: The Orange City

Roussillon, France is one of the most picturesque towns in the Luberon mountains. We ended up in Roussillon on our Provence trip because it combined a visit to a cute town with a factory tour and a nature hike. That’s the perfect combo for our family – town for mom, factory for dad and a […]

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Arles, France with Kids

This post contains affiliate links.  Arles, France is sure to delight everyone in the family. With blockbuster Roman ruins and a Van Gogh trail, you can satisfy historical buffs and art fans during a visit to Arles. The city is home to a Roman arena (think Rome’s Coliseum), a Roman theater, a Roman baths complex […]

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Exploring Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France in Winter

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is a perfect picturesque stop. We were drawn in by the promise of a river that appears from a rock face and stayed to enjoy a lovely river walk, a paper mill and small town exploration. Fontaine-de-Vaucluse has several paid public lots. In February parking was no problem, but I’m sure in high season […]

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Visiting Pont du Gard with Kids

Pont du Gard has been on my bucket list since we moved to Europe. I just knew I had to see the three level, Roman aqueduct in person. Our winter visit provided us with cooler temperatures and no crowds, making our visit to Pont du Gard nearly perfect. Pont du Gard has two parking lots, […]

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Londonderry / Derry, Northern Ireland

Londonderry is the second largest city in Northern Ireland. It is full of charm and a must on any Northern Ireland itinerary. It is easily combined with a dip over the border into the Republic of Ireland to see a stone fort. Londonderry is full of historical significance and easy to traverse on foot. It’s […]

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