Reasons Why Toulon France Worth Visiting
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Why Toulon France is Worth Visiting

Is Toulon worth a visit? Toulon doesn’t have a good reputation as somewhere to visit; in fact, internationally, Toulon doesn’t really have a reputation at all, whether good or bad. Despite being the 3rd biggest city in the PACA region and situated mid-way between Marseille and St Tropez, most foreign …

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Beat Heat Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe Thomas

How to Beat the Heat on the Côte d’Azur

By Phoebe Thomas Much of Europe has been gripped by a heatwave these last couple of weeks, with temperatures breaking all records. The Côte d’Azur has seen the mercury rise to 38-40°c with relentlessly warm nights offering little relief. Air-conditioning is not the norm in local houses, offices nor even …

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Summer Music Festivals Riviera Coted'Azur
Inspire: Art & CulturePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Top 8 Summer Music Festivals on the French Riviera

By Phoebe Thomas: Summer Music Festivals The Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) is famous the world over for its hedonistic lifestyle, beautiful coast and dramatic landscape, glamorous cities and a fabulous climate. So what better place than this to enjoy magical outdoor summer music festivals? And we have them in abundance …

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French Riviera Garden
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvencePhoebe Thomas

Our French Riviera Garden in Spring and Beyond

By Phoebe Thomas A while ago I was asked by the magazine “Living France” to write about my garden in the Riviera. At the time I couldn’t publish what I wrote here on the blog as the idea was that people would buy the print magazine, but all this time …

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Galette des rois Epiphny Cake @FibiTee
Christmas & HolidayDessertPhoebe ThomasProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

How to Make a Traditional Epiphany Cake

shared by our contributor Phoebe Thomas. She makes this French January treat, a delicious, buttery, frangipane pastry, called la galette des rois, which translates to the King’s Cake at home with her kids.

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Cocteau Wunderland Museum @CuriousRambler @Margo_Lestz
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & CulturePhoebe 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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chocolates in France #Chocolate #France @FibiTee
Phoebe ThomasTaste: Food & Drink

Chocolate and France

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Bonne année, bonne santé!  Traditional New Year’s greetings in France begin like this, wishing Happy New Year and good health, to be said each time you see someone for the first time in the year, throughout the month of January.  So I’m taking this …

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indoor activities on the French Riviera #FrenchRiviera @FibiTee
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe ThomasStay Fit in Provence

10 Top Ideas for Indoor Activities on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: There are times when you need to find an activity or something to do indoors, as a family or for a group of children, even on the Côte d’Azur.  Our climate is famed for its 300 days of sun a year but that still …

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Galette des rois Epiphny Cake @FibiTee
Phoebe ThomasProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

How to make galette des rois, traditional Epiphany cake

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: January is the month of la galette in France.  La galette des rois, or King’s Cake, a flaky buttery pastry filled with almond paste, is traditionally eaten at Epiphany on 6th January, but in reality it’s eaten throughout the month at social gatherings, schools, …

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wolves at Alpha Parc near Nice @FibiTee
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Wolves in the South of France

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Wolves used to be endemic to France but persecution and human encroachment on their habitat drastically reduced their numbers and by 1940 they were declared extinct in France.  However in 1992 a pair of grey wolves was discovered in the Mercantour National Park in …

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