Beautiful Mercantour in Winter
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Winter in Provence Snowshoe Mercantour Trails

Active Provence Winter Holiday It’s never too early to start thinking about your winter getaway. Perhaps the warm winter sunshine along the French Riviera coast in Provence is tempting. Maybe you are drawn to traditional skiing and snowboarding in France’s Savoie region or in Liguria’s Piedmont. We are truly blessed …

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refuge de merveilles
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Discover Mercantour and the Merveilles Valley Marvels

Mercantour Merveilles Valley History It’s hard to imagine even today what drew early Man to this remote valley in the Mercantour. The Merveilles Valley is the Alpes-Maritimes’ natural treasure trove. The area inspired Bronze Age Man to create tens of thousands of carvings on the creamy coloured rocks. They leave …

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Liz LordRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Daki-Daïa Tasty Vegetarian Dining in Nice

Vegetarian Dining in Nice Something a bit different on Nice port – Mediterranean food with imagination! I had been looking forward to trying out Daki-Daïa having included them in a previous article for vegetarian-friendly dining of the French Riviera for Perfectly Provence. I am always on the hunt for decent …

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Eat Lunch Cagnes-sur-Mer Kafé In
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Eat Lunch in Cagnes-sur-Mer at Le Kafé In

Lunch in Cagnes-sur-Mer For cool lunching not far from Nice head to in Cagnes-sur-Mer. If you fancy a casual meal on the Côte d’Azur, in a bar where the food is good, and the wine served by an ex-sommelier then give Kafé In a try. While sitting on the sand, or …

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French Riviera Winter Festivals Ferris Wheel
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French Riviera Winter Festivals and More

Wishing you the happiest 2019! Hoping that readers have had a restful festive season – locking out the realities of the world for a few days. French Riviera Winter Festivals The ferris wheel in Nice might soon be “taking a rest” but the French Riviera never sleeps. Your waistbands may be …

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Lifestyle: Art & CultureLiz LordWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

A Round-up of Holiday Festivities on the French Riviera

French Riviera in December The Mediterranean coastline is more than just a summer adventure playground. December is a very festive season on the Côte D’Azur. Welcome to the South of France – all year round!  Yes, there is the sparkling blue Med – but don’t be shy – you can …

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Grande Traversée du Mercantour Group photo - Maritime Alps
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Join a Guided Hike of Grande Traversée du Mercantour

Walking Long Distance in France The impressive network of GRs (Grandes Randonnées) in France is no secret to keen hikers. Here, in the Alpes-Maritimes (Département 06), walkers from all over the world tackle the long distance trails including GR 5/52/52A among other routes. Here, is a listing of some of the …

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Options for Vegetarian and Vegan Dining on the French Riviera

Where are the vegetables? Do you find yourself grappling with the “myth” of French gastronomy? French Riviera Green Cuisine Expecting to eat mightily well in France, I think the most commonly penned critique among omnivores, is the lack of vegetables. Frustrating of course, and even more so for visitors who are …

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The French Riviera and All that Summer Jazz

French Riviera Jazz Tunes Summer on the French Riviera and in the Alpes-Maritimes (department #06) residents are really spoilt by the choice of low cost, or free, fabulous assaults on the eyes and ears. The Nice Jazz Festival 2018 with its 70th edition, promised a rich programme, which I am …

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Bistrot de Pierrerue #TastesofProvence @Spacebetweenfr
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Why You Should Visit the Village of Pierrerue

Hidden Provence is a chance to explore a less travelled part of Provence. This 8 night (7 day) walking tour is run by Liz Lord and her husband, Mel. During the trip, the group is based out of a private home near Forcalquier. Liz wrote the following post after their last …

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