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Explore Nice and Beyond a Paul Shawcross App

Paul Shawcross is an Economics major who turned his sights to travel, photography and writing in the 1990s. He has written many freelance articles for Francophile publications. His experience led Michelin to knock on his door for help writing and revising their Green Guides – for a long list of regions in France.

However, as we all know the world of print and certainly printed guidebooks is rapidly changing. Paul has embraced travel technology with guidebook-style smart phone apps Dordogne Explorations, Provencal Roaming and his latest Nice’s Best: Travel Guide.

Nice Carnaval #Nice #Provence @PaulShawcrossuk

I asked Paul about his favourite place beyond…Nice.

St-Martin Vésubie #Provence @PaulShawcrossuk

“Nice and Beyond, the idea was to create an app, which did what few guidebooks on the area do by creating a resource that included both the City and its incredible hinterland. The Mercantour National Park, which forms a large part of the ‘back country’, is just over an hour’s drive away from the coast – the contrast with the busy Côte d’Azur could not be more marked. You can go for miles and not see any humans, although if you go high enough into the mountains you might see the wolves, which have come in from Italy. Failing this, sightings of these fabled beasts are guaranteed at the Alpha Loup Park above St-Martin-Vésubie. From via ferrata to mountain walking and skiing, it is all available here.”

You can find Nice’s Best on iTunes and on Google Play.

Image Credits: All photos provided by and published with permission of Paul Shawcross

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride was at six-months old, her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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