Visit Menton Treasures St. Michael
ExploreJ. Christina

Visit Menton A Hidden Seaside Treasure on the French Riviera

Menton is a commune in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. It’s the last major town before leaving the French Riviera, wedged in-between the French-Italian border. It’s a place where you can tickle the turquoise sea, or enjoy the snow-capped mountains in the distance. Whether you call it the …

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Autumn Garden South France
Expat LivingPhoebe Thomas

Living in the South of France – my autumn garden

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Back in late 2015 I was asked by the magazine Living France to write a series of articles about my garden in the Côte d’Azur. I wrote one for each season and couldn’t publish them here on the blog as the magazine, being an actual …

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Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreVillages

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: A Slice of Quiet on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: After much research on where to go for a “taste” of the Côte d’Azur—while wanting to avoid the crowds—we resolved that Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat was what we were looking for. After all, it is apparently a place for millionaires and European aristocracy, according to one source. Sounded …

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Monaco French Riviera Visit Travel Tips
ExploreThe Unexplorer

Monaco A Most Surprising Little Country on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: At the southern most tip of France lies another country: Monaco. You can drive by it on the interstate above and see it in its entirety. There are only 38,000 citizens (the population of my hometown) in the entire country. Rose and I couldn’t resist …

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Halloween activities French Riviera
Current EventsExploreRebecca Whitlocke

SPOOKTACULAR! Halloween activities and events on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Happy Halloween! Halloween, usually celebrated on 31st October each year, has slowly been gathering steam since I first moved to France, but for expats who are used to lots of activities and events during Halloween you’ll have to remember that it isn’t a traditionally …

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wine bottle and glasses Vignobles St Tropez Helicopter Visit
AperoProvencal Wines

The Best Vignobles Near Saint Tropez: Fly to Taste Your Wines

The French Riviera is renowned for its rolling hills and outstanding vineyards. Rosé wines are a home-grown specialty, but the splendid whites and reds deserve some attention too. A trip to the Var is incomplete without sampling the local vignobles, particularly if you are heading to St Tropez and Grimaud, …

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Cote d'Azur Summer
Expat LivingJemma - French Lessons

Au Revoir: Summer 2017 on the Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Jemma: Lolo has adapted completely to Toronto’s time zone. Which would be brilliant news, except that she is still waking up in Antibes. Theoretically, my pre-teen could obliterate all jet lag as we close up our Côte d’Azur home, Bellevue, and leave this beloved region for more …

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ExploreJ. Christina

Sainte-Agnès: A Hidden Treasure in the Alpes-Maritimes, France

Sainte-Agnès, France is a perched medieval village, 10 kilometers inland from Menton, in the southeastern corner of the Cote d’Azur.  This rocky outcrop gracefully dangles at an altitude of 800 meters above the sea. Since 1997, this medieval village has been classified as one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de …

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Côte d'Azur Shopping Fragonard Store Eze Village
BoutiqueMary Kay SealesShopping Ideas

Côte d’Azur Shopping to Get Me Through The Winter Blues Back Home

I have the incredible luxury of spending time in France every summer. Starting in 2000, when my daughter was still in junior high, my husband and I made it our priority to travel to France every year (rather than remodel the kitchen or build a new deck). We loved Paris, …

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Coffee Kiosk Starbucks Cannes
BoutiqueJemma - French Lessons

A Starbucks-Shaped Hole in the Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Jemma: Last week in Cannes I stumbled on the most stunning sight: Starbucks. Right there on Rue Jean Jaurès, the street extending along Cannes’ revamped train station. The vision was stunning in its most rudimentary sense: I was stunned. True, a few Starbucks already scatter around …

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