Secret Riviera La Colle sur Loup @FibiTee #FrenchRiviera
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Secret Riviera – La Colle sur Loup

Contributor blog post by Phoebe @ Lou Messuogo: The French Riviera is a beautiful place but no one could say it was undeveloped and empty. Its very beauty has attracted holiday makers, second home owners and new residents for more than a century resulting in enormous amounts of construction. Recently …

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Self-Catering Holiday Home #FrenchRiviera @FibiTee #LouMessugo
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Book a Self-catering Gîte Holiday at Lou Messugo – Part 3

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Welcome back again to the 3rd part of why I think you should take a self-catering gîte holiday, and not just any self-catering holiday, but one here at Lou Messugo on the Côte d’Azur. If you haven’t already read Parts 1 and 2, …Continue reading …

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Battling with Flowers and the Meaning of Carnival in Nice @Fibitee
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Battling with Flowers and the Meaning of Carnival in Nice

Contributor blog post by Phoebe @ Lou Messugo: Nice Carnival is over for another year. The biggest winter event on the French Riviera, attracting around one million visitors over the two week period, left me divided in opinion this time. Having always been an outright supporter, keenly participating every year …

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Self-Catering Holiday Home #FrenchRiviera @FibiTee #LouMessugo
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Reasons to book a self-catering holiday at Lou Messugo – Part 2

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Welcome back to Part 2 of my reasons to take your self-catering vacation with us at Lou Messugo gîte. If you didn’t read Part 1 then I suggest you do here. I’m indulging in a very rare bit of self-promotion, I hope you enjoy finding …

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Processionary Caterpillars #Provence @FibiTee
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What are Processionary Caterpillars

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: On a recent day out to the mountains to check out the dire snow situation in the local ski resort we were taken aback by just how many caterpillar nests we saw in the pine trees and how much destruction they had caused. There were …

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Self-Catering Holiday Home #FrenchRiviera @FibiTee #LouMessugo
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Reasons to book a self-catering holiday at Lou Messugo – Part 1

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: It’s not often I actually outrightly refer to our gîte in this blog, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever written explicitly about it. Occasionally I refer to how easy a place of interest is to reach from Lou Messugo, or how close a certain …

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chocolates in France #Chocolate #France @FibiTee
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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
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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
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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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