Fete du Citron Menton
Inspire: Art & CultureJulie WhitmarshWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

February Fun on the Cote D’Azur Nice Carnaval and Fête du Citron

By Vaucluse Dreamer: Nice Carnaval In February 2018, for the first time, we found ourselves at Nice Carnaval – it probably sounds really awful, but we hadn’t really planned to go, only noticing it was on whilst we were planning a trip to the Fête du Citron at Menton for …

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Carnaval de Nice French Riviera Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

The Cote d’Azur is Riot of Colour at Carnaval de Nice

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: In February, there is an explosion of colour along the Cote D’Azur when the hillsides are fringed with yellow from the bright flowers of the Mimosa trees and the citrus fruits glow orange and yellow against the dark green leaves– it’s as if the plants …

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carnaval for kids 2016 @AccessRiviera
Rebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Carnaval for Kids – VILLENEUVE LOUBET Sat 27 Feb

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: With all the major festivals on during February, some of the nicest events to take your children to are the smaller local carnivals. Next weekend on Saturday, Villeneuve Loubet is hosting a free ‘Carnaval for Kids’ between 1pm-5pm with entertainment including: Music from Jazz Band …

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Nice Budget Travel Promenade du Paillon Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLiz Lord

Don’t Get Burnt in Nice Budget Travel Tips

Nice airport has recently been voted the most beautiful aerial approach in the world, by Private Fly. For people living in the Alpes-Maritimes it remains a thrill, as you approach from the West along the Var or East past Monaco, before landing on the sea (well that is how it …

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La Zourcière #Provence @PaulShawcrossuk
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursPaul Shawcross

Explore Nice and Beyond a Paul Shawcross App

Paul Shawcross is an Economics major who turned his sights to travel, photography and writing in the 1990s. He has written many freelance articles for Francophile publications. His experience led Michelin to knock on his door for help writing and revising their Green Guides – for a long list of …

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Winter in Provence Events Calendar La Rotonde Christmas Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Winter in Provence Events Calendar 2020

Winter Festivals and Events in Provence What is winter like in Provence? It’s a good question. So, many images of the South of France are summer scenes; ribbons of blooming lavender fields, glasses of rosé with beads of condensation and beautiful people in enjoying their holidays. Perhaps wintertime in Provence garners less …

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Inspire: Art & CultureLiz LordWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

French Riviera Winter Festivals and More

Wishing you the happiest 2019! Hoping that readers have had a restful festive season – locking out the realities of the world for a few days. French Riviera Winter Festivals The ferris wheel in Nice might soon be “taking a rest” but the French Riviera never sleeps. Your waistbands may be …

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Inspire: Art & CultureLiz LordWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

A Round-up of Holiday Festivities on the French Riviera

French Riviera in December The Mediterranean coastline is more than just a summer adventure playground. December is a very festive season on the Côte D’Azur. Welcome to the South of France – all year round!  Yes, there is the sparkling blue Med – but don’t be shy – you can …

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Menton Fête Du Citron Bollywood Theme 2018
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Menton Fête Du Citron Where Bollywood Meets Citrus in France

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Thinking back now, the end of February wasn’t really the best choice for our wedding – it was a cold, wet and ultimately snowy day (although wonderful of course) – and for the last 28 years we haven’t really had a long list of …

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Riviera Views Writing Mysteries French Riviera
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

Writing Mysteries on the French Riviera

French Riviera Mysteries It was winter in Maryland when I began writing Murder on the Riviera. Outside my window, all was grey, cold and still, and I felt the need for some warmth, color and gaiety. As I could not change the season, I thought I could, perhaps, change my …

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