Nice Carnaval #Nice #Carnival @RivieraGrape
InspireThe 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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Fete du Citron Menton
InspireJulie 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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Promenade des Anglais Nice
Chiara OrlandiExploreProvencal 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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The Bridge Club Book
Barefoot BloggerBooks on ProvenceInspire

The Bridge Club a Book that Celebrates Friendship

My BFF Patricia Sands just published the re-release of her novel, The Bridge Club. The book is a celebration of friendship shared with eight women over a half-century… and counting. Celebrating Friendship Patricia and I met in Uzès five years ago at the instigation of our mutual friend, Carolyne Kauser …

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New Patricia Sands Book A Season of Surprises at Villa des Violettes
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

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
ExploreLocals 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
InspireRebecca 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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Winter in Provence Events Calendar La Rotonde Christmas Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Winter in Provence Events Calendar 2022

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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