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Antibes in Two Days: Moonlight and Absinthe

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: As long as I can remember I’ve dreamt about Antibes. When thoughts of the tiny dot-of-a-place on the French Rivera came to my mind, I’d imagine myself lounging on the deck of a massive yacht. Sipping champagne. Dining in the moonlight. Sigh… Little did …

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Unexpected Email: Bellevue’s Earliest Residents

Contributor blog post by Jemma: In the final days before my family and I shifted our luggage and lives to France this summer – at the very time our Toronto home was a packing pigsty, and as we trod heartily into our 10-day, do-or-die window for Yoko’s persnickety paperwork – …

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Nicolas Lavarenne – À ciel ouvert – Antibes

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: From 19 June until 18 September 2016, Old Town Antibes (Vieil Antibes) will welcome 19 bronze sculptures from Niçois artist Nicolas Lavarenne. Lavarenne has exhibited in the region at St Paul de Vence, Château de la Napoule in Mandelieu, Menton and Roure with other …

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A visit to the Picasso Museum, Antibes

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: This week I popped into the Picasso Museum in Antibes with my parents who were visiting from England. They’ve been to stay many times and have seen much that the Riviera has to offer but had never been to the Picasso Museum, nor had …

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Art, Photography and Wine: Justin Gage Preview

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Art, photography and wine are three of my favourite things and they will all combine into one evening on Saturday 23 January at a Fine Art prints preview (vernissage) evening by photographer Justin Gage hosted at La Ga(bi)leria in Antibes. La Ga(bi)leria is an organic …

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Bellevue: A Tale of Two 10-Year Olds

Contributor blog post by Jemma: Il y avait très peu à manger, Arlette says, her voice bearing the gentle crackle of a woman in her mid-80s. There was very little to eat back then. Each day my parents put little tickets on the bread with our names on them – …

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Grab Bag: Last Sip at the Riviera’s Summer Party

Contributor blog post by Jemma: We’re overstaying our welcome. The sand on Antibes’ long beaches has become visible once again. The city’s gridlocked traffic has mutated back into its usual rush hour pattern. The Austrians’ house – the one across the road from Bellevue that never sleeps – is all …

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Photo Essay: Côte d’Azur by Sea (Part 2)

Contributor blog post by Jemma: As the Côte d’Azur rounds out the highest part of its summer season, French Lessons escapes the urban madness and sticky beaches for the high seas. A few weeks ago we cruised together from Antibes to Monaco, and I’m happily reminded by several readers that …

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L’Uberization of France

Contributor blog post by Jemma: French Lessons is delighted to welcome back the ever-engaging Philippe for his annual musings on what makes France, well, France. “UberPop should be dissolved and branded illegal, and cars should be seized.” This recent declaration came from none other than Président François Hollande. His words …