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Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

10 Museums to Visit in Nice on the French Riviera

The French Riviera coast is lined with sandy and pebbled beaches, grand villas and designer gardens. Whether you arrive by car, plane, train or yacht, it is an attractive destination. While there is no lack of things to do along the Côte d’Azur, you want a dose of culture some …

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Nice Biennial of Arts
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire

Nice Biennial of Arts Museums Celebrate with Flowerworks

Flowerworks – that’s the theme for 10 museums and galleries across Nice from now until autumn and, in some cases, 2023. The Musée Massena has ‘Nice Queen of Flowers’, which looks at how flowers have provided motifs for local architecture and the decorative arts. But, of course, the painters loved …

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Masion de la Harpiste Roman Fresco ©Remi Benali
AixcentricInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Discovering Arles the Museums and Roman Sites

I discovered some interesting information online about a dig that has been progressing on the opposite bank of the Rhône River (from Arles), at Trinquetaille. Underneath an 18th-century glassworks, now a ‘monument historique,’ they have uncovered a group of Roman houses, many with mosaic floors.  The fresco in the illustration …

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Avignon Musées Mirabilis Museums
AixcentricInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Museums of Avignon Musées Mirabilis is the Big Summer Show

The wonderfully creative Arlésien designer Christian Lacroix has been given free rein to choose items from the museums of Avignon for ‘Mirabilis’, the summer show. And ‘marvellous’ it surely will be: visitors can see 350 to 400 works, documents and collections, from prehistory to ethnic collections to modern art, in unusual groupings …

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Best French Riviera Museums Musee Matisse Nice
ExploreRebecca Whitlocke

Travel Tips: 10 of the Best Museums on the French Riviera

The French Riviera has over 40 museums with rich collections often set in picturesque locations overlooking manicured gardens, village squares or the sea. From Belle Époque paintings to modern sculptures, visitors to the region will find enough cultural places of interest to entertain them for a day, week or longer. …

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Cocteau Wunderland Museum @CuriousRambler @Margo_Lestz
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspirePhoebe Thomas

7 Favourite Museums in Provence Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: So many of my good intentions for the blog slip during summer.  Mid June to mid July is by far the busiest time of year for me work wise on top of which I find it hard to write with the kids around and …

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Festive Dinner Menu Provence Holiday 2022
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

A Dinner Menu from Provence to Celebrate the Holidays

There’s something special about entertaining during the holidays, especially for those who love playing host or hostess. So whether you have brunch, lunch or dinner guests, it’s festive to break out the best china, silverware, and crystal to honour your guests and celebrate your friendship—the French refer to creating a …

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Villefranche-sur-Mer
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Villefranche-sur-Mer a Few of Our Favourite Things to Do

Included The owners of Riviera Experience, Shelley and Riccardo, are originally from southern California. However, living in Villefranche-sur-Mer for 20+ years and running their holiday rental company, they have a long list of favourite things to do in town and nearby. Guests staying in their nine (9) beautifully appointed apartments …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Our Top Ideas for Spending a Day in Aix-en-Provence

Situated in the Bouches du Rhône, Aix-en-Provence may lack Marseille’s waterfront and beaches, but the beauty of Aix more than makes up for it. A day is hardly long enough to appreciate a city that began as a Roman settlement over 2,000 years ago. But it is possible with our …

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Church of St. Trophime, Arles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Provence Bouches du Rhône Romans to Modern Day

The Rhône and Durance rivers are like bookends creating fluid boundaries of the Bouches du Rhône (mouth of the Rhône) while providing irrigation for the department’s agricultural land. After an 800 km journey from its source, the Rhône Glacier in Valais, Switzerland, the Rhône River yawns lazily into the Mediterranean …

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