Abbaye de Lerins Cote d'Azur L'ile Saint Honorat
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Escape Cannes to the Wine of Ile St Honorat

There was little chance of being lost at sea, our skipper (rental boat) had a difficult time finding a place to anchor between the mega-yachts and the zodiacs that were supplying hot pizza and cold drinks to the flotilla. Just 15 minutes by ferry from Cannes, the two Lérins islands, …

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Chagall in Cannes @Aixcentric
AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Chagall Exhibition in Cannes

‘Les Couleurs de la Vie’ is a delightful exhibition of Chagall’s litho-prints which are on show at the Centre d’Art La Malmaison on Cannes’ swish La Croisette. Visiting Cannes from Aix really is like dropping into another world: palm trees, mimosa, orange trees; ladies dripping gold, fur coats and little …

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Dear Cannes letter #Cannes via @AccessRiviera
ExploreRebecca WhitlockeVillages Towns and Cities

5 reasons why Condé Nast Traveler readers are wrong about Cannes

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Ouch. Cannes has been voted Number 10 place in the list of 2015’s unfriendliest cities of the world as rated by a Readers’ Choice Awards survey by Condé Nast Traveler (and in 2014 they did not fare much better; they claimed Number 2 spot …

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Marche Forville Cannes Cote d'Azur @accessriviera
ExploreRebecca WhitlockeVillages Towns and Cities

Top 3 things to do in Cannes outside Festival time

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Cannes has a love/hate relationship with the huge influx of visitors that the annual congrès events and Cannes Film Festival bring to this popular destination. Bars crammed with people, traffic jams and a visible presence of the charming motorbike cops can overwhelm visitors – …

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Cannes Summer 2015 @AccessRiviera
Rebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Cannes Summer Programme 2015

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Cannes has many summer events and festivals happening so if you are in town as a tourist or you are a local looking to find out what’s happening in one place – read on! From classical concerts to dance parties on the beach, traditional …

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french-riviera-photographer just after sunset warmth #Cannes @LoveasART
Abbie SpencerExplore

The Magic of Cannes in Photos

I am often asked which part of France is my favourite and I find this a very difficult question to answer! I love so many cities in France for different reasons. I am a Destination Wedding Photographer in France. (I do travel across Europe when asked!) So you can imagine …

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Abbaye de LerinsCote d'Azur L'ile Saint Honorat
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

10 Islands to Explore Provence and the Côte d’Azur

As is the case in the rest of France, in Provence and along the Mediterranean coast, you don’t need to go far for the landscape to change dramatically. There are mountains, vineyards, orchards, gorges, lakes and sometimes crowds. So, if you feel like you need to get away without going …

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Provence Family Vacation Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Alpilles Provence Family Vacations Fun Ideas for Kids

Those iconic images of rows of lavender, fields of sunflowers and bright red poppies, Roman ruins and cobblestone villages are beautiful landscapes of Provence but not likely to interest your children for long. Family Vacation in Provence Whenever friends visit the Alpilles with their families, it has been our experience …

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A Visit to Mougins, centre ville
ExploreGayle PadgettVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to Mougins and 5 Things To Do

While in Mougins to give a talk on my latest book, The Birdwatcher’s Wife, I was delighted to reacquaint myself with the enchanting area. My previous visit had been three years ago when I made a presentation on my first book, Passion for Provence: 22 Keys to La Belle Vie. …

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Place Antony Mars in Vence France Many Reasons we Live Here
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Vence, France the Many Reasons to Live Here

Steve Wilkison is a web designer, writer and photographer who lives in Vence, France, with his wife Carole Richmond and their dog Myla. Originally from southern California, he first became enchanted with France when he backpacked throughout Europe at the age of 18. He fell in love with Vence the …

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