Carnaval de Nice History
Barefoot BloggerInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Highlights of Carnaval in Nice and a Bit of History

It was a “bucket list” item to visit Nice during the annual carnival period. The Carnaval de Nice is a long-standing festival in this French Riviera city and one more reason to visit. While the dates shift slightly each year depending on when Easter falls, from colourful parades to “flower …

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Golf International de Pont Royal E.DAUTANT : Provence Tourisme
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Looking for 18 holes? Golf Courses in Provence and Cote d’Azur

When you think of a golfing holiday, Provence may not be the place that first springs to mind. Perhaps it’s Scotland or Ireland that you think of first. While we agree that golf may have been invented in Scotland, and almost any golfer would love to play at the Old …

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Castle Hill Cemetery Coastal Walks Near Nice
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

French Riviera 10 Places to See During your Stay

Whether this is your first trip to the French Riviera or you are a regular visitor to the Côte d’Azur, the only problem is overwhelming choices. Where should you start? In alphabetical order, we have highlighted ten (10) of our favourite places to visit along (or near) the coast. However, …

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French Riviera SamBoat Rentals
Boating - Rentals and ChartersCarolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

French Riviera Boat Rental Made Easy with SamBoat

Are you thinking of renting a boat on the French Riviera? A friend who specializes in small group tours once told us the best way to see a country’s coastline is on a boat. They were right! The viewpoint from the water provides an often unexpected and relaxing perspective. Since …

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Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Our Ideas for Spending a Day in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

From humble beginnings as a fishing village on the French Riviera, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has a reputation as a playground for the rich and famous. Billed as one of the most expensive places on the Côte d’Azur and is reinforced by grand villas, magnificent gardens, and luxury hotels. These are only a …

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St Tropez by Ferry Arriving in Port
ExploreTasha PowellVillages Towns and Cities

Arrive in St Tropez by Bateaux Verts Ferry for a Scenic Ride

Whether you arrive by car, yacht, helicopter or ferry, Saint Tropez is worth a visit! Park and Ride For a quick getaway to Saint Tropez, here’s an idea to avoid the frequent traffic jam between Saint Maxime and St Tropez. This is no exaggeration; the last 15-kilometre stretch into St …

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Villefranche-Sur-Mer
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

5 Great Reasons to Visit Villefranche-sur-Mer

Shelley and Riccardo own nine (9) beautifully appointed rental apartments in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Both are Americans who have lived in Villefranche-sur-Mer for well over 20 years. It is easy to love the town for its location on the French Riviera. Initially, they arrived in this charming seaside town on the French …

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Guide the French Riviera Book Cover
Books on ProvenceInspireMary Kay Seales

New Edition! The Beginner’s Guide to the French Riviera

The Beginner’s Guide to the French Riviera: Stop Dreaming & Start Packing, 2nd Edition by Mary Kay Seales The Second Edition to The Beginner’s Guide to the French Riviera, with updates on restaurants, hotels, and day trips from your base in Nice or Villefranche-sur-Mer, has everything you need to help …

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French Riviera Day Trip Ventimiglia, Italy
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreRoad Trips South of France

French Riviera Day Trip to Italy from Nice

Are you looking for ideas on the perfect French Riviera day trip? We turned to Céline O’Donnell, a private tour guide in Nice, for her recommendations on a day trip along the coast to Italy from the city. She has lived in this Côte d’Azur city for 40 years and …

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Renoir Museum Cagnes-sur-Mer
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspireSteve Wilkison

So Many Reasons to Visit the Musée Renoir in Cagnes-sur-Mer

It’s no surprise that the Côte d’Azur is home to a wide variety of art museums and galleries, considering how many famous artists have made this area their home or spent considerable time here. From Menton to Nice, from St. Paul-de-Vence to Antibes, from Cannes to Saint-Tropez, you’ll find small …

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