Birthday parties in #France @FibiTee
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Birthday parties in France

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: I was drinking my coffee this morning in a reflective mood remembering this day 16 years ago when I hoped my first baby would be born; the date was 9.9.99 and I liked it as a birth date.  Baby had other ideas however and …

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Paloma beach St Jean Cap Ferrat #FrenchRiviera @FibiTee
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A beach-a-week: Paloma Beach, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: With the best of intentions earlier this summer I set out to write about a beach a week, which didn’t seem such a hard target, however last week got the better of me and I forgot!  But summer isn’t over in the South of …

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Beach Ste Marguerite island #Cannes #CotedAzur @FibiTee
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A beach-a-week: île Sainte-Marguerite

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Continuing on our tour of beaches on the French Riviera, this week’s destination isn’t really one beach but a whole island of beaches.  Ile Sainte-Marguerite is located just off Cannes, easily reached by a 15 minute ferry ride, and bursting with tiny rocky bays, …

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Beach at Pointe de lAiguille @FIBITee #CotedAzur
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A beach-a-week: la Pointe de l’Aiguille

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: This is the next addition in her series on “A Beach a Week.” Enjoy the latest glimpse at the best of the Cote d’Azur. In case you’re not aware, I’ve been running a little summer series, writing about one local beach each week for …

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Esclamandes beach St Aygulf Esclamandes Frejus Cote d'Azur @FibiTee
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A beach-a-week: Esclamandes, St Aygulf

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Today’s beach in my series a-beach-a-week is one of the longest sandy beaches on the Côte d’Azur, situated just east of Fréjus at the edge of St Aygulf in the Var.  Esclamandes beach consists of 4 sections – family (regular), nudist, kitesurf and dogs …

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Ratatouille Recipe @FibiTee Provence
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Ratatouille Recipe a Traditional Dish from Nice

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Ratatouille, pronounced ra-ta-too-ee, is a delicious vegetable stew originally from Nice, commonly found all over Provence and the South of France.  I feel I have to mention that it was this long before the Pixar film of the same name and the reason I …

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boat hire Villeneuve-Loubet beach #CotedAzur #Beaches @FibiTee
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A beach-a-week: Villeneuve-Loubet

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Villeneuve-Loubet beach, east of Marina Baie des Anges, is our closest stretch of coast and we’re rather fond of it.  It’s where we pop out to for a quick evening dip, or where we meet friends for an evening picnic/apéro.  It’s really not on …

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Alps meet Mediterranean #Provence via @FibiTee
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Expat farewells

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas It’s no secret, I love living where I live.  I’ve lived a nomadic life moving country 9 times though sometimes all those other countries seem a very long time ago as I’ve now been in France for nearly 18 years.  But even within France …

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les Calanques de Maupas Esterel Var via @FibiTee
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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
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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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