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Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

10 Museums to Visit in Nice on the French Riviera

The French Riviera coast is lined with sandy and pebbled beaches, grand villas and designer gardens. Whether you arrive by car, plane, train or yacht, it is an attractive destination. While there is no lack of things to do along the Côte d’Azur, you want a dose of culture some …

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Nice Biennial of Arts
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire

Nice Biennial of Arts Museums Celebrate with Flowerworks

Flowerworks – that’s the theme for 10 museums and galleries across Nice from now until autumn and, in some cases, 2023. The Musée Massena has ‘Nice Queen of Flowers’, which looks at how flowers have provided motifs for local architecture and the decorative arts. But, of course, the painters loved …

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Masion de la Harpiste Roman Fresco ©Remi Benali
AixcentricInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Discovering Arles the Museums and Roman Sites

I discovered some interesting information online about a dig that has been progressing on the opposite bank of the Rhône River (from Arles), at Trinquetaille. Underneath an 18th-century glassworks, now a ‘monument historique,’ they have uncovered a group of Roman houses, many with mosaic floors.  The fresco in the illustration …

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Avignon Musées Mirabilis Museums
AixcentricInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Museums of Avignon Musées Mirabilis is the Big Summer Show

The wonderfully creative Arlésien designer Christian Lacroix has been given free rein to choose items from the museums of Avignon for ‘Mirabilis’, the summer show. And ‘marvellous’ it surely will be: visitors can see 350 to 400 works, documents and collections, from prehistory to ethnic collections to modern art, in unusual groupings …

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Best French Riviera Museums Musee Matisse Nice
ExploreRebecca Whitlocke

Travel Tips: 10 of the Best Museums on the French Riviera

The French Riviera has over 40 museums with rich collections often set in picturesque locations overlooking manicured gardens, village squares or the sea. From Belle Époque paintings to modern sculptures, visitors to the region will find enough cultural places of interest to entertain them for a day, week or longer. …

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Cocteau Wunderland Museum @CuriousRambler @Margo_Lestz
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspirePhoebe Thomas

7 Favourite Museums in Provence Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: So many of my good intentions for the blog slip during summer.  Mid June to mid July is by far the busiest time of year for me work wise on top of which I find it hard to write with the kids around and …

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Nice French Riviera City Tours
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Nice by Heart, the French Riviera City Where I Live

Céline O’Donnell is a private tour guide and native of Nice, France. She has lived in this Côte d’Azur city for 40 years and now runs guided walking tours of her city through her company Nice by Heart. After studying and working in the design field in London, and extensive …

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Palais des Papes Avignon Renata Haidle
ExploreGuest Post

Holidaying in Provence: 4 Places You Need to See

Known for its stunning landscapes and rolling vineyards, Provence is one of southern France’s most popular places to visit. The region offers a range of delights, but it can be difficult to pack everything within one holiday. We’ve compiled some of the best places in Provence, the region’s attractions you …

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Les Halles - Quick Getaway to Lyon, France
ExploreRoad Trips South of FranceTasha Powell

My Planning Tips for a Quick Getaway to Lyon, France

Lyon is the 3rd largest city in France and the French capital of gastronomy! With its beautiful old town, many restaurants, museums and shops, there are plenty of things to do in Lyon. So, when my good friend wanted to visit a new city together, we decided on a quick …

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Roman Barge Arles Museum Antiquity
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireProvencal History & Traditions

5 Places to Find Roman History in Provence

Visible traces of Roman history weave throughout Provence, which is one of many reasons to visit the region. Below we highlight five (5) top places for evidence of the Roman era. #1 Roman Aix-en-Provence The Romans understood the need for freshwater for a settlement to thrive and survive. So, Entremont, …

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