French Riviera Views
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Insiders Tips for your Visit to Lovely Antibes

While living and working in dynamic Hong Kong, Tom and Paul began visiting Antibes and Cote d’Azur and were hooked. Leaving behind Asia’s intense lifestyle and demanding jobs in luxury hotel design (Tom) and financial markets (Paul), they moved to Antibes in 2012. It’s been a decade, and Antibes is …

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Antibes Insider Visitor's Guide Book
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Antibes Insider a Must-have Visitors Guide for the Riviera

Packing essentials for a trip to the South of France – cool shades, a straw hat, a bathing suit and a beach bag. What else do you need for a trip to the French Riviera? Perhaps a peek inside the address book of someone who lives there. Antibes Insider Visitor’s …

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Cocteau Chapel
Artists Inspired by ProvenceGuest PostInspire: Art & Culture

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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Parchments Archives Antibes History
Inspire: Art & CultureJemma - French LessonsProvencal History & Traditions

The Archives in Antibes for a Look at History

It’s unlikely that a trip to the municipal archives in Antibes would be on many (or any) visitor’s to-do list. However, for me, the chance to see parchments dating from the 1300s was irresistible. When four parchments appeared in a British auction house two months ago, the city of Antibes …

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Visit Favourite Cities Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Visit our Favourite Cities in Provence

With the large geographic footprint of Provence visiting the entire region in one trip, or a lifetime is nearly impossible. In high season (July and August), long drives and even longer lines should make you think twice about extended road trips. Instead, we suggest picking an activity each day and …

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Shopping Staples Antibes Geoffreys of London
Inspire: Art & CultureJemma - French LessonsShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Shopping for Staples in Antibes

By Jemma I recently ordered a music stand from Amazon for delivery in Antibes. Perhaps it was the shape of the box, but dispatch to the usual Amazon Locker being impossible, I scanned the available pick-up options. Geoffreys British Supermarket Geoffreys of London. My heart did an elaborate flip. What …

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Favourite Places Visit Provence Avignon Pont d'Avignon
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel Tips

My Favourite Places to Visit in Provence

Places to Visit in Provence The region is one of the most visited areas in France. From bustling, edgy Marseille to the red cliffs of Cassis, fragrant lavender fields of the Luberon, Aix-en-Provence’s colourful markets, wine and art. There’s something in Provence to please everyone. No wonder it’s everyone’s favourite. …

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Visiting Antibes Kids
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

Ideas for Visiting Antibes with Kids

Kid-Friendly Antibes The French Riviera has a reputation for being the playground of the rich and famous. Whether that is the case can be disputed, but the significant number of mega-yachts and fancy cars certainly fuels the impression. The Côte d’Azur’s high roller image might cause some families to hesitate …

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Discovering Antibes France Boating on the Med
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJ. ChristinaVillages Towns and Cities

Discovering Antibes France on the French Riviera

Antibes, France Port Antibes is a Mediterranean resort town located in the Alpes-Maritimes department of southeastern France. The city is nestled on the coastline of the Cote d’Azur, snuggled between ritzy Cannes and Nice. The city of Antibes is associated with its mega-yacht capital of the world, Port Vauban. This dynamic …

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Antibes Dress Shopping Art Choisy La Galerie
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Antibes Dress Shopping and Wearable Art at Choisy La Galerie

Everything on Solde My intention upon arrival in Antibes was to go for a pre-dinner stroll around the old streets and reacquaint myself with this pretty seaside city. However, the SOLDES signs and air-conditioned shops beckoned. Clothing shopping was not the plan. However, it was fascinating that the stores were …

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