French Riviera #cotedazur @cobblestoneandvineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreRoad Trips South of France

The French Riviera in Two Days

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 why it is so popular. Read …

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Nice Old Town Cote d'Azur
ExploreWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

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
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspirePhoebe Thomas

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
ExploreJemma - French Lessons

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
ExploreJemma - French Lessons

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
ExploreRebecca WhitlockeStay Fit

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
Restaurant RecommendationsTasteThe Riviera Grapevine

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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Nice Beach @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExplore

Heading for a Beach in France? Nice!

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Traveling by train from Uzes to Nice for a weekend at the beach is a piece of cake. The low cost train fare makes the trip a “must.” Now that I’m planning to travel a lot by train in Europe, I’m glad to have …

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Prose rose @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Rosé Pink and Azur Blue – The Launch of a New Brand for the Côte d’Azur

I was intrigued when I first saw the publicity for a rosé wine bearing an image of the iconic chaise bleu of the Promenade des Anglais on Nice’s Côte d’Azur waterfront. The launch of this new label Prose was at the lovely Plage Beau Rivage, by the Promenade des Anglais in …

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Dimanche Malins, Cagnes-sur-Mer @accessriviera
Rebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

8 Boredom Busters for the rest of March on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Is it just me or does anyone else feel a slight lull after Festival February that saw some major events here on the French Riviera – Nice Carnival, Fête du Citron, Fête du Mimosa etc?? Personally, I enjoy that each month there is always so …

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