Cocteau Chapel
Artists Inspired by ProvenceGuest PostInspire

Master Artists Influence on the French Riviera

The South of France has long attracted artists and creative types who were inspired by the natural beauty. Vincent Van Gogh followed his dream to Arles. Paul Cézanne returned to his beloved Aix-en-Provence after time spent in Paris. Paul Gaughin accepted Van Gogh’s invitation to head south and participate in …

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Chapelle du Rosaire
ExploreGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Must-See Places of Silence on the Côte d’Azur, France

Côte d’Azur, or as it’s more commonly referred to -the French Riviera- is well-known as a place of glamour and beauty. Few people know that the region is also home to some of France’s most majestic spiritual buildings. Places where a busy career-driven professional or an overworked caretaker can spend …

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©Yves Gellie for the Maison Bernard Endowment Fund
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Creative Architecture 10 Must-See Buildings on the Côte d’Azur

Since 1860, Côte d’Azur is the coastline running from Cassis (although some suggest Toulon) to the Italian border. This famous coast passes through famous cities such as Saint Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monaco and finally Menton. The Côte d’Azur has long held the imagination of travellers wishing to escape the cold …

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French Riviera Juan les Pins Plage des Ondes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Best of French Riviera Living in Juan les Pins

Who could blame New Zealand native Rebecca Whitlocke for falling in love with an Englishman and the French Riviera? For over a decade, Rebecca has lived with her young family on the French Riviera in Juan les Pins. This seaside town is a relatively small centre, as compared to Nice …

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Route du Mimosa French Riviera
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreRoad Trips South of France

Route du Mimosa a Yellow Drive on the French Riviera

Riviera Road Trip Aix-en-Provence can be cold in the winter. To stay warm, we wore our puffy jackets, shopped for sweaters, and walked on the sunny side of the street. When canary-yellow bunches of mimosas appeared in the market, it was a sign that spring was close at hand. Flowering …

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Hotel les Bories Spa Retreats Provence

Guide to the Best Spas in Provence

Lavender fields and rosé are among the hundreds of reasons to book a trip to Provence. A visit to the region often revolves around seeing all the main sights to “tick the boxes.” Don’t make that mistake! Provence is also the perfect choice for a relaxing spa break, a yoga …

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Beautiful Mercantour in Winter
ExploreLiz LordStay Fit

Winter in Provence Snowshoe Mercantour Trails

Active Provence Winter Holiday It’s never too early to start thinking about your winter getaway. Perhaps the warm winter sunshine along the French Riviera coast in Provence is tempting. Maybe you are drawn to traditional skiing and snowboarding in France’s Savoie region or in Liguria’s Piedmont. We are truly blessed …

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Discovering Provencal Pottery Traditions Locations
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Discovering Provencal Pottery a Traditional Artisan Craft

Marie-Helene Beroit searches for small-batch handcrafted made-in-Provence goods for home decor and table settings. She selects only top-quality products and true artisans who are maintaining traditional crafts. The following article is a re-post of the original from Remember Provence on discovering Provencal pottery and ceramics creators in centres such as …

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French Riviera Photo Book Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

French Riviera a Photo Book by Renata Haidle

Recently, Montana based photographer Renata Haidle published a French Riviera her first book. Well perhaps not exactly true, she says she has done a few photo books for her kids in the past. This book – French Riviera – includes 92 stunning images from Haidle’s travels around the region. Narrowing …

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Cote d’Azur Day Trips
ExploreLaura SnoekRoad Trips South of France

What are the Best Cote d’Azur Day Trips?

Contributor blog post by Laura: Are you spending some time on the French Riviera and would you like to do some sightseeing? Here are our Top Ten suggestions for a day trip along the Côte d’Azur: Nice’s old town Nice is a beautiful city and you could easily spend a few …

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