wolves at Alpha Parc near Nice @FibiTee
ExplorePhoebe Thomas

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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Christmas Markets @AccessRiviera
ExploreLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

12 Days of Christmas on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Ho ho ho! The festive season has crept up on me once again and I’ve been so busy with my kids picking up every cough or virus found on a school playground, and juggling lots of Christmas events that I didn’t get around to …

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Peillon village Nice France
ExplorePhoebe ThomasRoad Trips South of France

13 of the best hill villages near Nice

The Alpes-Maritimes department in south-east France, including the world-famous Côte d’Azur, is home to several hundred medieval hill villages, fortified towns and ruined iron age camps and many are close to Nice.  The “villages perchés” vary from little more than a pile of ruins to perfectly renovated sophisticated small towns…Continue …

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Alps meet Mediterranean #Provence via @FibiTee
Expat Living and Real EstatePhoebe Thomas

Expat farewells

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas It’s no secret, I love living where I live.  I’ve lived a nomadic life moving country 9 times though sometimes all those other countries seem a very long time ago as I’ve now been in France for nearly 18 years.  But even within France …

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orange peeler in Bar sur Loup #OrangeFestival @FibiTee
InspirePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Orange Festival on the French Riviera

The Côte d’Azur and its surrounding countryside, in fact the whole of the département of the Alpes-Maritimes, is covered in historic fortified hill villages; some well known, others hidden and secret. There are literally hundreds and many of them have an annual festival of some sort celebrating their artisanal or …

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Lou Messugo 1 bedroom gite
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Lou Messugo a Holiday Rental in Provence

“Where I was born doesn’t help clarify anything, it just complicates things! Born in Paris but moved when two weeks old so not exactly a Parisienne! Pure coincidence that I’m now married to a Frenchman and living in France. I have two passports, British & Australian but feel international.” That …

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Nice Budget Travel Promenade du Paillon Provence
ExploreLiz Lord

Don’t Get Burnt in Nice Budget Travel Tips

Nice airport has recently been voted the most beautiful aerial approach in the world, by Private Fly. For people living in the Alpes-Maritimes it remains a thrill, as you approach from the West along the Var or East past Monaco, before landing on the sea (well that is how it …

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Provence Wine AOCs #WinesofProvence @Rivieragrape
TasteThe Riviera GrapevineWines and Spirits of Provence

Five Lesser-Known Provence Wine Appellations

By Chrissie Last week we went on a road trip, down past the Camargue and the coastal towns of Sète and Marseillan, where Provence meets France’s other Mediterranean coast, the Langudoc-Rousillon. As we left the Alpes-Maritimes and crossed through the Var Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine         

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Vermato Horse Mercantour National Park
ExploreLiz LordStay Fit

Exploring Mercantour National Park

It’s true, that since the days of M. Mayle’s “Year in Provence” – if not before – that the very mention of Provence seems to manage to make, even the most stalwart and practical among us, swoon. We, at Space Between are semi usurpers – clinging on to the boundaries …

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