Family-Friendly Holidays French Riviera
ExploreLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

Top Picks for Kid-Friendly Holidays on The French Riviera

I’m very happy to share some tips for families visiting the French Riviera, being a ‘local’ I sometimes forget where the hidden gems are myself. The French Riviera is a great place for families with an appealing mix of culture, outdoor activities and great climate adding up to a holiday …

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Visiting Côte d'Azur
Ashley TinkerExplore

Travel Tips for Visiting the Côte d’Azur a Guest Post by Author Jane Dunning

By Jane Dunning for Curious Provence: Visiting the Côte d’Azur I’ve stayed in over twenty places in Provence, from Menton in the east to Cassis in the west and Orange in the north and, I confess, it’s my favourite region in the whole of France. It’s also the setting for …

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Villa Ephrussi Cap Ferrat French Riviera
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Visit Cap Ferrat and Villa Ephrussi for a Touch of Italy in France

Located on the gorgeous Cap Ferrat peninsula, overlooking the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer, is an Italian-style villa built during France’s Belle Époque by Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. The mansion, with its nine exquisite gardens, was bequeathed in 1934 to the Académie des Beaux-Arts of the Institut de France. …

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Grand Hôtel du Cap Entrance
Hotels Provence & Cote d'AzurMary Kay SealesStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Dom Pérignon at the Grand Hôtel du Cap, anyone?

Whether you’re a guest at the hotel or just on the Côte d’Azur for vacation, you are welcome to dine, drink, and swim at this Four Seasons hotel on Cap Ferrat Unless you are a regular visitor to the world’s top hotels, you may be a bit intimidated walking into …

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Cote d'Azur Lifestyle Mediterranean Twisted Pines @MKSeales
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Mary Kay Seales Reviews Her Attraction to the Cote d’Azur Lifestyle

Mary Kay Seales calls the U.S. Pacific Northwest home. During much of the year, she works as both a freelance copywriter and as a writing professor, for international students, at the University of Washington, in Seattle. However, she has also lived and worked in a long list of diverse destinations …

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Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: A Slice of Quiet on the French Riviera

After much research on where to go for a “taste” of the Côte d’Azur—while wanting to avoid the crowds—we resolved that Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat was what we were looking for. After all, it is apparently a place for millionaires and European aristocracy, according to one source. Sounded good to us! As we …

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Markets Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Markets of Provence and the Cote d’Azur a Reference Guide

Welcome to our resource guide for the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. This article is a reference directory to some of the better-known markets, producers’ markets and a few more. It would be impossible to list every market in the region, and at the end of the day, …

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Beginner's Guide French Riviera by Mary Kay Seales
Books on ProvenceInspireMary Kay Seales

The Beginner’s Guide to the French Riviera: Stop Dreaming and Start Packing

Book Review: The Beginner’s Guide to the French Riviera from French Press Travel Books 2016 After 17 years of travelling to the French Riviera every summer, and one very interesting winter and spring, and after being the go-to person among my friends and colleagues for advice about travelling to Paris and …

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Saignon fountain in the square @JaneDunning
Jane DunningStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provencal dilemmas the three Cs Countryside Coast or City

I’m a real Francophile and have stayed in more than one hundred towns, cities, villages and hamlets in France. Twenty-two of these have been in Provence, the shortest for one night, the longest for four months. Every time I plan a trip to Provence, the dilemma is where to choose… …

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