les Calanques de Maupas Esterel Var via @FibiTee
ExploreLocals Travel TipsPhoebe Thomas

A beach-a-week: les Calanques de Maupas

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Summer has been in full force on the French Riviera for many weeks now, one of my boys has been on holiday for 5 weeks and the other 2 weeks but I’m only just beginning to find the time to make the most of …

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orange peeler in Bar sur Loup #OrangeFestival @FibiTee
InspirePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Orange Festival on the French Riviera

The Côte d’Azur and its surrounding countryside, in fact the whole of the département of the Alpes-Maritimes, is covered in historic fortified hill villages; some well known, others hidden and secret. There are literally hundreds and many of them have an annual festival of some sort celebrating their artisanal or …

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Picnicking Cote d'Azur Provence @FibiTee
Phoebe ThomasTaste

Top 5 Spots Picnicking on the Côte d’Azur

As a family we love going on picnics all over the wonderful area the we call home – the Côte d’Azur. Here I share with you some of our favourite locations; some well known, others not so. An absolute favourite spot, which is always a success with visitors when we …

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Hilltop Villages #Provence #Children @FibiTee
ExplorePhoebe ThomasVillages Towns and Cities

Sightseeing with children – visiting hill villages

According to Phoebe Thomas, family travel is entirely possible in Provence, even young boys can be interested in cultural visits. We have always been sightseeing with our children ever since day one and have never pandered to the idea that you can’t visit cultural/historical sights with young kids.  Our boys …

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Bay of Angels #Nice sunset via @FibiTee
InspireLocals Travel Tips

6 Things to do on the Romantic Riviera

No need to wait for Valentines day… Phoebe our resident writer on the Cote d’Azur shares her thoughts on Riviera romance: Think of the French Riviera – even the name is romantic – and you think Love, with a capital L (and a French accent).  It’s the seaside playground of …

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3 things to love about #Nice @FibiTee
ExplorePhoebe Thomas

3 (unusual) things to love about Nice

Most people dream about visiting Nice once in their lives…Phoebe Thomas shares Three things I love about Nice. Nice is a city of contrasts, located on the beautiful Mediterranean sea hemmed in by Alps, its location is hard to beat.  Contrast the bright blue sea with the snow-capped mountains; the …

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Fete des Mais, traditional Nicois costume @FibiTee
Phoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Lu Festin de Nissa Nice celebrates May

What is the celebration of spring in Nice la Fête des Mais? Phoebe has the answer. On the 1st of May and then every Sunday throughout the month, Nice celebrates the arrival of spring.  This custom dates back to Roman times when a “Mai” (a large pine tree felled in …

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