Easter Carnival #FrenchRiviera
Current EventsExplorePhoebe Thomas

Easter Carnival on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: As spring arrives on the Côte d’Azur, towns and villages across the region come out to play. Fêtes and celebrations of all sorts take place, heralding the end of winter and the arrival of the good weather.  …Continue reading here for Phoebe’s photos from the …

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A New French Riviera Garden Festival
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A New French Riviera Garden Festival

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The ‘Festival des Jardins de la Cote d’Azur’ looks to be an interesting new venture. It runs every day from 1st April to 1st May in Nice, Cannes, Grasse, Antibes and Menton. There are two sections to this festival. The first will be 10 gardens specially …

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Route de Mimosa Itinerary @Girlgonegallic
Current EventsExploreGirl Gone Gallic

Scenic Driving Route du Mimosa Itinerary

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Le soleil en hiver… Get ready for a real treat! This scenic driving route offers a sublime landscape with quaint villages, golden blooms, climbing mountaintops, green valleys, and a beautiful coastline. All set to bright skies (hopefully), the deep blue sea, and a backdrop …

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Nice Baie des Anges @SipTasteShare
Expat Living

Why I love Nice and Why You Should Visit

Nestled in the heart of the French Riviera, gazing onto the azure Mediterranean, Nice is all luminous sunshine and heart-warming light. Underneath that beautiful exterior lie the things I adore about this town, the reasons I moved here. Food: those who have met know I tirelessly explore the foods of …

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Menton citron @AccessRiviera
Current EventsExploreRebecca Whitlocke

4 Fabulous February Festivals on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: #1 Nice Carnival, Nice | 11 February – 25 February 2017 One of the world’s biggest carnivals, the 2017 theme for this annual event is ‘King of the Energy’. Fabulous flower battles, parades with floats and costumed actors and animations ensure a family-friendly event …

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French Riviera #cotedazur @cobblestoneandvineyards
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The French Riviera in Two Days

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: I have avoided the Riviera when visiting Provence, figuring that it would be too busy, too ritzy for my taste. Well, after finally deciding to give it a try—after all it is the Riviera—all I can say is “I get it!!!” I now see …

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St Agnes near Menton #CotedAzur @FibiTee
ExplorePhoebe Thomas

Sainte Agnès: the highest coastal village in Europe

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Sainte Agnès is a tiny little village located high on a ridge above Menton on the Côte d’Azur, only a couple of kilometres as the crow flies from both Italy and the coast. It is known as the “highest coastal village in Europe” as …

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Hotel Negresco #Nice06 #FrenchRiviera @ChiaraOrlandi @ToursofNice
Chiara OrlandiHotelsStay

The Fascinating Story of the Hotel Negresco in Nice

For over a century the striking Hotel Negresco has been the favourite holiday destination for celebrities, royalty, millionaires, and politicians. This magnificent belle-époque building, instantly recognizable by its pink domed roof, stands proudly on the promenade des Anglais in Nice. The hotel celebrated its centennial in 2013. Five centuries of …

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trio-of-statues @Margo_Lestz
ExploreMargo LestzProvencal History

The Virgin Project of Nice, France

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Did you know that the city of Nice, France almost had a 49 foot (15 meter) tall statue of the Virgin Mary standing atop the Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill)? In the 1980s, the idea of the “Virgin on the hill” came to the …

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salad nicoise #recipe #TastesofProvence @fibitee
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Salade Niçoise a Salad from Nice

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Salade niçoise is probably the most well-known dish to come from Nice; it is served in restaurants around the world and means quite literally Nice salad (note the capital N, salad from Nice rather than nice salad, but it is indeed that too). It …

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