French Riviera Visit Menton from Roquebrune Cap Martin
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French Riviera Many Reasons to Visit Menton

In February, Author Gayle Padgett and her husband Ralph drove to the Côte d’Azur to visit friends who live near Menton.  There are many reasons to visit this coastal city. The citrus festival (Fête du Citron) is a big draw for visitors in mid-winter. The rest of the year, as …

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Abbaye de Lérins Wine Ile Saint Honorat
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Abbaye de Lérins Wine and Steak au Poivre its Heavenly

By David Scott Allen Susan and Towny, and their daughter Alex, came to Tucson at the end of July. With them, they brought – among other wines – this gem. I am sorry to inform you that this isn’t a wine you will be able to get in the United …

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Nice Port Long Weekend French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

How to Spend a Long Weekend on the French Riviera

This article by Amy Lynne Hayes is from the French Quarter Magazine. The French Riviera. The phrase conjures up images of crystal blue waters and golden sunshine. Beautiful people are strolling down the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, and the ladies are looking effortlessly chic. Surely there is someone famous hiding …

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Vence Holiday French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Make Vence Your Holiday Base on The French Riviera

A Guest Post Renata Haidle is a Billings, Montana-based travel, architecture, and fine art photographer. She travels to Europe regularly, mainly to France and England, where she photographs beautiful architecture and snippets of everyday life. Her travel photos have been featured online and in print by various travel outlets and …

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Côte d'Azur Life Home Upkeep
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French LessonsLiving in Provence

The not so Glamorous Côte d’Azur Life of Home Upkeep

Contributor blog post by Jemma: I couldn’t write this post until things had been resolved – or mostly resolved, as the case would be. Even then, I didn’t know if I should bother. It’s France. Everyone expects home maintenance problems. And how can anything be a problem, really, if we’re talking …

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French Riviera Summertime
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French LessonsLiving in Provence

Living on the French Riviera our Summertime Vignettes

Contributor blog post by Jemma: French Lessons has survived a summer that one local friend dubbed “un agenda de ministre.” Even for us non-government ministers, the French expression seemed an appropriate way to characterize our schedule in a country where public spending(as a % of GDP) continues, shall we say, to …

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Kids Playgrounds French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

Kids Play a Guide to Playgrounds on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: I thought it was due time to update my previous blog post about playgrounds on the French Riviera. If you have children, the region has lots of options for playground fun. I have included mostly free public options. …Continue reading here for playgrounds and where …

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Music Lessons Cello
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French LessonsLiving in Provence

Music Lessons and Renting a Cello on the Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by  Jemma: French Lessons has stumbled on Hogwarts School of Miraculous Strings, and it’s right here in the heart of the Côte d’Azur.  How surprised and charmed – and humbled – we are . . . “The cello matter is more complicated than I thought,” a local friend emailed …

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Options for Vegetarian and Vegan Dining on the French Riviera

Where are the vegetables? Do you find yourself grappling with the “myth” of French gastronomy? French Riviera Green Cuisine Expecting to eat mightily well in France, I think the most commonly penned critique among omnivores, is the lack of vegetables. Frustrating of course, and even more so for visitors who are …

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Antibes Free Walking Tours
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca WhitlockeVillages Towns and Cities

Antibes Free Walking Tours a Chance to Discover the Old Town

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Reviewing a Walking Tour Antibes is one of the French Riviera’s most popular destinations and rightly so – it has an amazing history, beautiful old buildings, interesting monuments, great restaurants, fantastic festivals, an award-winning market and it’s a photogenic place too! Recently, I joined a …

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