Vence Holiday French Riviera
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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
ExploreLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

Kids Play a Guide to Playgrounds on the French 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 kids can play for free …

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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
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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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Saint-Raphaёl Beaches
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The Best Saint-Raphaёl Beaches My Top 5 Picks for Family Fun

Contributor blog post by Laura: Are you on holiday near Saint-Raphaёl on the Côte d’Azur and would you like to know which beach to go to? Here’s our selection of 5 best beaches for you to try out! 1. Calanque du Petit Canereit, Antheor A beautiful, natural spot away from the …

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Malpasset Dam Tragedy park
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to Frejus to Understand the Malpasset Dam Tragedy

Located just a few kilometres from the French Riviera coast and the city of Frejus are the striking remains of the Malpasset Dam. This river barrier, completed in 1954, was a substantial post-war infrastructure project. However, the structure failed on the night of December 2, 1959, less than five years …

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Destination Antibes French Riviera View Old Town
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Destination Antibes and Nice: Three Nights on the Côte d’Azur

Dorothy, you’re not in Kansas Provence anymore. Getting out of the car in Antibes, I encountered a touch of humidity and crowds in the streets. Cliché perhaps, but I had driven just over two (2) hours to the Côte d’Azur. This town was a different part of Provence than the one …

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