Le Train Bleu Paris
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJ. Christina

Le Train Bleu Paris the French Riviera Connection

Luxury Travel French Riviera During the height of the Jazz Age, the wealthy and affluent made the French Riviera their playground along with resort towns on the Mediterranean coastline. Their sojourn would begin at Paris’s Gare de Lyon train station, where the luxury night train, Le Train Bleu, wound its …

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Route du Mimosa French Riviera
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Route du Mimosa a Yellow Drive on the French Riviera

Riviera Road Trip Aix-en-Provence can be cold in the winter. To stay warm, we wore our puffy jackets, shopped for sweaters, and walked on the sunny side of the street. When canary-yellow bunches of mimosas appeared in the market, it was a sign that spring was close at hand. Flowering …

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Guides Discovering Secret Provence
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Guides to Discovering Secret Provence and the French Riviera

Local Author and Guide Jean-Pierre Cassely is a recognizable public figure in Provence and beyond. Cassely worked for France 3 television for a decade and currently has a daily France-Bleu Provence radio slot called Provence Insolite (Unusual Provence). More recently, Jean-Pierre Cassely collected curious landmarks in two guidebooks Secret Provence and …

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Eze Village French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

Eze Village is a French Riviera Must-See

Eze is a beautiful village on top of a hill with possibly the best views over the French Riviera! Walk around on the narrow pedestrian streets and visit the art galleries and the beautiful botanical gardens. The small town is located between Nice and Monaco and is easily accessible from …

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French Riviera Christmas Holidays
Inspire: Art & CultureRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

French Riviera Christmas Holidays Family-Friendly Ideas

By Access Riviera French Riviera for Christmas With the start of Christmas school holidays, we’re counting down to Christmas with a whole range of family-friendly activities or places to visit during school holidays. If you’re thinking two weeks is a looooong time to keep your kids entertained, then take a …

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Family-Friendly French Riviera Hikes
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekStay Fit in Provence

3 Family-Friendly French Riviera Hikes

French Riviera Hikes Hikes near Saint-Raphael: There are many reasons why we love the Cote d’Azur. One of them is because of the hiking possibilities. Part of our family loves the mountains, and part of our family loves the sea. On the French Rivièra, and particularly near Saint-Raphael, these two are …

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French Riviera Photo Book Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

French Riviera a Photo Book by Renata Haidle

Recently, Montana based photographer Renata Haidle published a French Riviera her first book. Well perhaps not exactly true, she says she has done a few photo books for her kids in the past. This book – French Riviera – includes 92 stunning images from Haidle’s travels around the region. Narrowing …

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Vallauris Pottery French Riviera Tian Dish
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Vallauris the Centre for Pottery on the French Riviera

The following article is a re-post of the original written by Marie-Helene the owner of online boutique Remember Provence. She spends her days, filling orders for made-in-Provence artisan products that are shipped all over the world. When she is not busy packaging orders, Marie-Helene is searching the region for high-quality …

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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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Edith Wharton's French Riviera Book Review
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

A Book to Read Edith Wharton’s French Riviera

The following is my review of Edith Wharton’s French Riviera, by Philippe Collas and Eric Villedary, and translated from the French by Susan Pickford.  The French title of the book was La Côte d’Azur au Temps d’Edith Wharton. Flammarion, Paris 2002. French Riviera Images When one dreams of Provence and …

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