Villefranche-sur-Mer French Coast Living
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Villefranche-sur-Mer the best of French Coast Lifestyle

Shelley and Riccardo are both Americans who have lived in Villefranche-sur-Mer for 21 years. They initially arrived in this charming seaside town to visit a friend, then returned for an extended stay and decided that they never wanted to leave the French Riviera. In 2004, they launched a holiday apartment …

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Antibes Insider Visitor's Guide Book
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

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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Family-Friendly Walks French Riviera
ExploreRebecca WhitlockeStay Fit

Preparing for Family-friendly Walks on the French Riviera

One of the nicest things about living on the French Riviera is the number of walking trails you can discover with your family. There’s plenty of trails that are perfect for all ages throughout the year. The French Riviera has an incredible amount of history, so you can combine exercise …

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Cocteau Chapel
Artists Inspired by ProvenceGuest PostInspire

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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Chapelle du Rosaire
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Must-See Places of Silence on the Côte d’Azur, France

Côte d’Azur, or as it’s more commonly referred to -the French Riviera- is well-known as a place of glamour and beauty. Few people know that the region is also home to some of France’s most majestic spiritual buildings. Places where a busy career-driven professional or an overworked caretaker can spend …

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Villa E-1027 Cap Moderne
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Modern Architecture Meets Mediterranean at Cap Moderne

Bordered by Monaco and Menton, the communities of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin occupy an enviable spot on the French Riviera. Wedged between the sparkling Mediterranean and the Alpes-Maritimes, there is no doubt why crowds flock to the Côte d’Azur for their holidays. Although not undiscovered in the late 1920s, the area was the …

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©Yves Gellie for the Maison Bernard Endowment Fund
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire

Creative Architecture 10 Must-See Buildings on the Côte d’Azur

Since 1860, Côte d’Azur is the coastline running from Cassis (although some suggest Toulon) to the Italian border. This famous coast passes through famous cities such as Saint Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monaco and finally Menton. The Côte d’Azur has long held the imagination of travellers wishing to escape the cold …

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Winter Holidays French Riviera French Riviera Winter Festivals Mimosa
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Winter Holidays on the French Riviera

The owners of Riviera Experience, both from southern California, would not trade winter on the French Riviera for any North American “snowbird” experience. Forget wintering in Florida, Arizona, or California! The famous Côte d’Azur has long attracted travellers in the first few months of the year. When the French Riviera …

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Hilltop Villages Côte d'Azur Gourdon, The Eagle’s Nest
ExploreKeith Van SickleVillages Towns and Cities

Hilltop Villages to See the Côte d’Azur Hinterlands

When most people think of the Côte d’Azur, they think of glamorous spots like Cannes, Antibes, and Nice—beautiful cities, all of them. But this glorious corner of France is also home to charming inland villages that are well worth a visit. Let’s look at a few. Gourdon, The Eagle’s Nest …

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Villefranche-sur-Mer French Riviera
ExploreGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Feeling at Ease in Villefranche-sur-Mer and French Riviera

Guest Writer: Solo on the French Riviera Of all the places, I choose Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera as my holiday escape for two weeks a year. As a working woman, in my fifties, I am conscious that travelling alone is not always easy. Short of not being able to …

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