Visiting Antibes French Riviera
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Visiting Antibes Again? The French Riviera Just Gets Better

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Last summer was the first time I visited Antibes. Afterwards I realized how much I love the place and I started scheming how to return. Thanks to author-friend Patricia Sands, I had the perfect excuse. She invited me to come back to play! …Continue reading …

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Tourrettes-sur-Loup The City of Violets in Provence
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup: Provence’s City of Violets

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The thrill of discovering new villages with the expectation that the next one will be more charming than the last is why my early trips to France entailed a five-page list of villages in alphabetical order to see.The sight of this list would often …

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Histoires de Bastide a Bed and Breakfast With a View
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Histoires de Bastide a Bed and Breakfast With a View

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: On our recent two-day French Riviera adventure, we stayed at the amazing Histoires de Bastide in the most charming of villages, Tourrettes-sur-Loup. After much online searching and scrutinizing of every bed and breakfast in the Côte d’Azur, we settled on this one, and boy …

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French Riviera #cotedazur @cobblestoneandvineyards
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The French Riviera in Two Days

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: I have avoided the Riviera when visiting Provence, figuring that it would be too busy, too ritzy for my taste. Well, after finally deciding to give it a try—after all it is the Riviera—all I can say is “I get it!!!” I now see …

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Nice Old Town #CotedAzur @PerfProvence
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Nice in the winter – Experience Nice a new way

Traditionally the French Riviera, and Nice in particular, was a winter resort. It served as a destination for the upper echelons to escape harsh northern winters amongst their own. Today Nice in the winter is a largely local affair – which means less hustle, bustle and fewer crowds to contend …

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Cocteau Wunderland Museum @CuriousRambler @Margo_Lestz
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7 Favourite Museums in Provence Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: So many of my good intentions for the blog slip during summer.  Mid June to mid July is by far the busiest time of year for me work wise on top of which I find it hard to write with the kids around and …

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French Riviera @Frenchlessonsblog
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Grab Bag: Bizarre Summer in the Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Jemma: It has been a bizarre summer. Security problems, and all their cultural complications, have meant that the Summer of 2016 in the Cote d’Azur has been more than a little off. Bookings and revenues have plunged 10-15% across the region since the Nice attacks in …

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Poodle on the French Riviera #PetTravel @FrenchLessonsBlog
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Côte d’Azur Homecoming for a Poodle

Contributor blog post by Jemma: “Just borrow a dog for a few hours,” a Toronto friend once told me as I contemplated future stories for this blog. It was a sure-fire way to dig more deeply here, as I do for this site (which – bonjour, New Subscribers! – aims …

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Esterels Biking and Hiking @AccessRiviera #ActiveProvence
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Hiking and Mountain Biking in the Estérels

Summer is still here! With the hot weather, the options for outdoor activities expand as attractions and sightseeing operators open for the season. However, some of the best family-friendly activities are free and right on our doorstep! Around 40 minutes’ drive from where I live is the start of the …

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Favourite Wine Bars Cave de la Tour #Nice06 @RivieraGrape
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Ask A Local: Favourite Wine Bars on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: I have a wonderful network here on the Côte d’Azur of locals who are a fountain of knowledge when it comes to cool, trendy places to visit, away from the usual traveller hot spots. So I thought it was time to start sharing some of these …

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