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  • Remarkable week in the south of France

    "We are now flying from Paris to Atlanta after spending a week in the south of France. Though I had heard of Provence all of my life of travel, and had been to Paris with my family before, we wanted to do something different for our thirtieth wedding anniversary so we packed our bags, our grown children and their spouses, and spent an absolutely delightful week at Vivre au Sud, in Salernes, France. We did not know what to expect but the photos do not do it justice. The home is spacious, well furnished, beautiful and the beds are as good as you will find in any fine hotel. Because our anniversary was in November, the swimming pool wasn't used but it was clean and was part of the ambiance of the home, along with a couple of walled acres of grass, bushes and olive trees. The floors inside the home are heated and despite temperatures in the fifties, it was toasty warm. In warmer weather the pool would be fantastic along with the huge deck and outdoor grill. If there is a negative, it is that there is just so much to do in the Var Department of Provence that one week is simply not enough. We tasted wine at wineries that have been producing since 1100 AD; visited cities occupied by the Romans, BC; sat at a market where Winston Churchill, Louis XIV and Napoleon Bonaparte shared our same view; walked on the red carpet of movie stars in Cannes; toured a church built in 1624 that exhibits the mummified body of Saint Roseline; explored The Grand Canyon of France; drank cafe au lait outdoors under thousand year old trees; and, after taking a high speed train from Les Arcs to Monte Carlo, gambled in the Grand Casino then had champagne in the Hotel de Paris in the American Bar where photos lined the walls of stars eating, drinking and making merry in that same room. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Clark Gable, Marlene Dietrich, you name it, they have been there. We boarded the 190 mile per hour train and returned to Vivre au Sud worn out but extremely happy. There are fantastic restaurants in Salernes and the wine is second to none. On our last night there, we turned on the TV for the first time and, appropriately, watched French Kiss, much of which was filmed in the vineyards of Provence and the streets of Cannes. This morning we were sad to leave but know that we will return someday. We have traveled the world around and never had a better time than we did at Vivre au Sud and it's environs."
    Guest: Mark Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: November 29, 2013
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  • Great location, Great apartment!

    "We loved our week in Marais and this apartment was perfect for the three of us. The apartment was spotless and provided a quiet respite to our hectic tourist activities. Very nice block, great restaurants and shops within steps of the apartment and a lovely park nearby. We were able to walk or Metro everywhere and our apartment agent met us on time and was lovely. We would return in a minute."
    Guest: jeanne s. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 2014
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Croatia Travel Tips

Best Time of Year to Visit Croatia Vacation Rentals

Croatia’s climate is largely dominated by the warm Mediterranean Sea. The coastal areas in particular benefit from a relatively mild climate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Because it is drier, summer tends to be the most popular times to visit Croatia. Even though it gets hot, there is typically always a cooling breeze from the Mediterranean that provides some welcome relief. The summer months are from June to September and the peak tourist season is during the months of July and August. For those traveling to Croatia for its cultural and historic attractions, you can benefit from off-season rates. Many of the attractions are indoors so good weather isn't crucial to your trip.

Croatia Travel Attractions and Activities

Croatia is a spectacularly beautiful country. Tall mountains and high cliffs contrast with the calm turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea. The result is a spectacular and dramatic coastline. Croatia is one of the Mediterranean’s most popular destinations for cruising. The more than 1,000 islands that are located off the coast, providing the perfect destination for sailing. You can charter a yacht with a crew or go sailing on your own if you have the required qualifications. In recent years, more dive sites are being opened up. There are impressive walls and drop-offs, a collection of ancient wrecks, and magnificent corals. For most of the summer, the visibility is good and the warm water temperatures complete the combination that makes Croatia an excellent scuba diving destination. You will need to obtain the necessary diving permits. Also be aware that there are some areas in marine reserves and near busy sea routes that are off limits for diving.

Fishing is another popular pastime and charters can be easily arranged at any one of the local marinas. On land, there are a wide variety of adventurous ways to explore Croatia. Guided horseback riding and mountain biking excursions are popular. There is also a wide range of hiking trails, and local outfitters offer guided multi-day excursions.

Croatia has a rich cultural heritage with a long and interesting history. The architecture in cities such as Dubrovnik dates back to medieval times and provides some interesting insight into the traditions and culture of that time. Many historic buildings have been destroyed through wars and earthquakes, and newer structures have been built in their place. The history of the country is evident throughout the towns, cities and villages. There are numerous interesting museums worth browsing and guided cultural tours can also be easily arranged.

Find a Rental Accommodation in Croatia

Perhaps one of the most convenient and affordable ways to stay in Croatia is to find a rental apartment. They are located along the coastline and in major cities such as Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Spalato. Rental homes are generally comfortably furnished and well equipped with most modern conveniences.

Cultural Enthusiasts Will Love Dubrovnik Vacation Rentals in Croatia

Dobrivnik is a well-preserved medieval city that is the cultural and historical hub of Croatia. The impressive city walls were built over a period of 200 years and are a major attraction in the area. Beautiful historical buildings include the 14th-century Franciscan Monastery, the Cathedral Treasury, and Onofrio’s Fountain among others. The medieval center of the city is an absolute treasure. The architectural styles and magnificent old buildings provide lovely photo subjects. There are several excellent museums where you can view exhibits of Croatian history and cultural traditions. One of the most impressive museums is in the Franciscan Monastery where there is an ancient working pharmacy dating back to the 14th century.

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