PLACE DES LICES OUTDOOR MARKET, ST TROPEZ

Provencal olives at Place des Lices market, St Tropez. Photo, Paris + Plus

The wonderful market at St Tropez’ Place des Lices is reason enough to visit this famous coastal resort town on the French Riviera.  Despite the celebrity reputation of ‘St Trop’, the market is still a traditional gathering place for visitors and locals alike, selling a huge range of the best Provençal produce, as well as a great range of other must-have goodies.

We’ve known and loved this market over many years, and if we’re heading to southern Provence, we make sure that we plan our visit to take in at least one of the two market days.

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TRAVELS WITH YOUR NAVIGO – AUVERS-SUR-OISE

‘Village Street & Steps in Auvers with Figures’ by Van Gogh. Photo, Wikiart

We first visited this lovely little town a couple of years ago.  It was an unplanned day trip from Paris, as we were knee-deep in the renovation of our apartment.  Our good friend and colleague in charge of the works urged us to escape the dust and mess for a while—a not-so-subtle way of getting us out from under his team’s feet for a few hours!

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TRAVELS WITH YOUR NAVIGO –DISCOVERING PARIS AND BEYOND

Navigo Decouverte Transport Pass. Photo, The Poor Traveler

We have often been asked about the best way to get out and about to explore Paris and all the many attractions in the vicinity suitable for a day’s excursion.

Paris has a terrific transport pass, a smart card called the Navigo Découverte—simply referred to as a “Navigo”—similar to London’s Oyster card, Sydney’s Opal or Hong Kong’s Octopus.

However, there are a couple of points of difference with these cards and a Navigo.

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