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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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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Destination Nice French Riviera is one of the reasons we love Nice
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

10 Reasons We Love Nice, France

Nice is a fascinating city on the beautiful French Riviera. Annexed to France from Italy in 1860, you can feel the French and Italian cultures combined, creating a unique local lifestyle. There are many reasons we love Nice, and here are our top ten. Fabulous Food One of the reasons …

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Visiting Menton for Lemons French Riviera
Local Food ProducersMaison Mirabeau WinesTaste

Visiting Menton for Lemons on the French Riviera

When Life Gives You Lemons. We Make Gin! The Citron de Menton has been cultivated since the 15th century, reaching its peak in the 18th century, when millions of lemons were shipped to the United States and Russia. Plagued by scurvy, many sailors were saved by eating lemons. In the …

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Biotope de Fonduranne
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

French Riviera Hiking and Biking in the Estérels

Estérel French Riviera Located in southeastern France, the Estérel coastal mountain range straddles both the Var and Alpes-Maritimes departments. Of volcanic origins, the massif is roughly 32,000 hectares of rugged terrain awaiting exploration. Mont Vinaigre is the highest peak at 618 metres. According to the Estérel Côte d’Azur tourism office, …

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Destination Antibes French Riviera Beach
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French Riviera – The Best Corner of France to Travel

Travelling is one of the healthiest things to do once in life because it refreshes the mind and health of every individual. If you are travelling for the first time and want to make it a memorable trip, then French Riviera is one of the best places to visit. The …

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5 Parks French Riviera Vue sur le Lac de Sainte-Croix dans le Verdon en @Di Duca.M
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

5 Parks to Visit Near the French Riviera

On a hot summer day, when the highways, marinas, and beaches of the Côte d’Azur are teaming, take a nature break away from the crowds. The fact that the countryside is easy to access is one of many appeals of the French Riviera. From the Mediterranean coast to the Alps, …

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Top 10 Markets Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Shop Our Top 10 Markets in Provence Côte d’Azur

Provencal markets, like French cheeses, come in many sizes and varieties. For food lovers, selecting just-picked produce, fresh fish, local meat, and cheeses is a culinary delight. In many cases, this is precisely how local chefs decide upon their daily menus and the signature plat du jour. Every Day is …

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Tables and Tastes of Provence Recipe Index
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Top-quality Restaurants on the French Riviera and Beyond

The following list of top restaurants on or near the French Riviera is not extensive, and these are not all Michelin-starred, but they are all exceptional. Book a table! Restaurants and Michelin Stars The first Guide Michelin appeared in 1900 when bicycles greatly outnumbered cars on the French roads. It …

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Watch the French SUP Cup in Estérel Côte d’Azur!
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Watch the French SUP Cup in Estérel Côte d’Azur!

This weekend head to Saint-Raphaël to watch top stand-up paddleboard (SUP) champions and kids compete in this Coupe de France event. Event Details June 3: Registrations close June 5: 10 am: Kids lessons June 5: 2 pm: 1st French Surf Federation race June 5: 6 pm: Sprint June 6: 10 …

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