Esclamandes beach St Aygulf Esclamandes Frejus Cote d'Azur @FibiTee
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A beach-a-week: Esclamandes, St Aygulf

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Today’s beach in my series a-beach-a-week is one of the longest sandy beaches on the Côte d’Azur, situated just east of Fréjus at the edge of St Aygulf in the Var.  Esclamandes beach consists of 4 sections – family (regular), nudist, kitesurf and dogs …

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Dear Cannes letter #Cannes via @AccessRiviera
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5 reasons why Condé Nast Traveler readers are wrong about Cannes

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Ouch. Cannes has been voted Number 10 place in the list of 2015’s unfriendliest cities of the world as rated by a Readers’ Choice Awards survey by Condé Nast Traveler (and in 2014 they did not fare much better; they claimed Number 2 spot …

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Top 3 things to do in Cannes outside Festival time

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Cannes has a love/hate relationship with the huge influx of visitors that the annual congrès events and Cannes Film Festival bring to this popular destination. Bars crammed with people, traffic jams and a visible presence of the charming motorbike cops can overwhelm visitors – …

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Photo Essay: Cote d’Azur by Sea (Part 1)

Contributor blog post by Jemma: Some of our most memorable summer days in the Côte d’Azur are spent looking back at it. Several years ago, in a feat approached with unusual seriousness, Philippe bagged his French motor boating license. My husband may have been running a Fortune 500 company at …

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boat hire Villeneuve-Loubet beach #CotedAzur #Beaches @FibiTee
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A beach-a-week: Villeneuve-Loubet

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Villeneuve-Loubet beach, east of Marina Baie des Anges, is our closest stretch of coast and we’re rather fond of it.  It’s where we pop out to for a quick evening dip, or where we meet friends for an evening picnic/apéro.  It’s really not on …

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FREE August concerts on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: I love a good concert – and even better when it’s free! Who could resist compiling a summary of some of the free concerts happening in the region during August? This isn’t an exhaustive list but I hope you find the time to attend …

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La Réserve Nice CotedAzur @FibiTee
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A beach-a-week: la Réserve Nice

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: In a complete contrast to last week’s beach which was wild, fairly empty and reasonably isolated today I’m taking you to a city beach, la Réserve – it’s actually in the port area of Nice – which is always crowded and absolutely tiny!  The …

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How to survive summer on the French Riviera with kids

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Say what you will about the French Riviera in the summer. Sure, there are traffic jams, crowded public transport, longer queues at attractions, sweatier tourists, and pricier airfares, but there’s also ice-cream on the seafront, dining al fresco in village squares, open-air concerts and …

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Fête de la Renaissance – 03 and 04 August – Villeneuve Loubet

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: I really enjoy all the traditional festivals in France and it doesn’t matter when you visit the French Riviera you will always find some type of celebration or traditional event to attend. Traditional festivals here are based on historical re-enactments, patron saints, food (including …

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A beach-a-week: les Calanques de Maupas

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Summer has been in full force on the French Riviera for many weeks now, one of my boys has been on holiday for 5 weeks and the other 2 weeks but I’m only just beginning to find the time to make the most of …

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