Picturesque Provence

Landscape in Provence, France

By Travelin’ Gal Maxine Albert

Have high airfares and complicated connections put the kibosh on your jaunt to the south of France? If only it were possible to wake up in New York and have dinner in Provence without breaking the bank. XL Airways France must have heard our prayers. It’s the only carrier offering nonstop service to the region, and through the end of October, it’s providing direct service from JFK to Marseille for a fraction of the price of other airlines with connecting flights.

Glamour in the South of France


By Hillary Latos

Every year the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix are the unofficial rites of passage for the international jet set; the festival serves as a transition from spring to summer and attracts Hollywood royalty and actual royalty alike, movie moguls and titans of industry, and playboys and aspiring starlets. They all converge in the South of France for a 10-day whirlwind glamourfest.  Though the heavy rains literally put a damper on the festivities, even gusty storms couldn’t keep the glamour at bay.