Nice Carnaval #Nice #Carnival @RivieraGrape
Lifestyle: Art & CultureThe Riviera GrapevineWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

On the Search for Tradition in the Modern Nice Carnival

By Chrissie February is synonymous with more than one big event; Valentine’s Day, the Oscars, Six Nations Rugby, and, if you live in Nice, Carnival. Like it, or loathe it (I’d say most residents fall into the latter camp), don’t even try to fight the Carnival. Explore this Post Via:: The …

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Promenade des Anglais Nice
Chiara OrlandiExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

Learn the History Behind Nice’s Promenade des Anglais

Iconic Promenade des Anglais The celebrated 7 kilometre coastal boulevard between the sea and palm trees offers superb views of the Bay of Nice and gives the city its unique identity. The openness and long span of uninterrupted path gives a sense of freedom and space that is found nowhere else. …

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New Patricia Sands Book A Season of Surprises at Villa des Violettes
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

New Patricia Sands Book: A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes

Just Published It was a pleasure to read an advance copy of A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes, the latest book by Patricia Sands. This novella is the second in a series about Katherine (Kat) and Philippe’s new home (Villa des Violettes), and soon to be Bed …

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Family-Friendly Holidays French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

Top Picks for Kid-Friendly Holidays on The French Riviera

I’m very happy to share some tips for families visiting the French Riviera, being a ‘local’ I sometimes forget where the hidden gems are myself. The French Riviera is a great place for families with an appealing mix of culture, outdoor activities and great climate adding up to a holiday …

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Menton citron @AccessRiviera
Lifestyle: Art & CultureRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

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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Dimanche Malins, Cagnes-sur-Mer @accessriviera
Rebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

8 Boredom Busters for the rest of March on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Is it just me or does anyone else feel a slight lull after Festival February that saw some major events here on the French Riviera – Nice Carnival, Fête du Citron, Fête du Mimosa etc?? Personally, I enjoy that each month there is always so …

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Fete du citron Menton Lemon Festival
Rebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

10 French Riviera Festivals in February + Giveaway

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: February is approaching quickly and it brings a number of excellent festivals to the French Riviera ranging from food fairs to flower parades and world class carnivals. With half term school holidays for Zone B (Alpes Maritimes and the Var) falling on the dates 06 …

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Riviera Views Writing Mysteries French Riviera
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: 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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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2019

Spring Events in Provence Spring in Provence is absolutely lovely. As is the case with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but expect the odd rain storm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. In March and April, …

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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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