Abbaye de Lerins Cote d'Azur L'ile Saint Honorat
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Escape Cannes to the Wine of Ile St Honorat

There was little chance of being lost at sea, our skipper (rental boat) had a difficult time finding a place to anchor between the mega-yachts and the zodiacs that were supplying hot pizza and cold drinks to the flotilla. Just 15 minutes by ferry from Cannes, the two Lérins islands, …

READ MORE  
Citrons de Menton Citrus Festival #Menton @AccessRiviera
Rebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Menton’s Lemon Festival: A Zesty Au Revoir to Winter!

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Menton on the French-Italian border is blessed with high sunshine hours and it is this climate that supports the growth of citrus fruits, in particular the famous Mentonnais lemon. Each year in February the town celebrates its citrusy wonders by hosting Fête du Citron, literally …

READ MORE  
Fete du citron Menton Lemon Festival
Rebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

10 French Riviera Festivals in February + Giveaway

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: February is approaching quickly and it brings a number of excellent festivals to the French Riviera ranging from food fairs to flower parades and world class carnivals. With half term school holidays for Zone B (Alpes Maritimes and the Var) falling on the dates 06 …

READ MORE  
indoor activities on the French Riviera #FrenchRiviera @FibiTee
ExplorePhoebe ThomasStay Fit

10 Top Ideas for Indoor Activities on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: There are times when you need to find an activity or something to do indoors, as a family or for a group of children, even on the Côte d’Azur.  Our climate is famed for its 300 days of sun a year but that still …

READ MORE  
Paloma beach St Jean Cap Ferrat #FrenchRiviera @FibiTee
ExploreRebecca Whitlocke

7 French Riviera Drone Videos Worth Watching

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: My contribution to this month’s #AllaboutFrance blog link up hosted by Lou Messugo features some great drone videos of locations across the French Riviera. I have a small obsession with drone videos for tourism as I believe they can really enhance a destination’s appeal …

READ MORE  
Weekend Wanderlust #ProvenceTravel @AccessRiviera
ExploreRebecca WhitlockeRoad Trips South of France

Weekend Wanderlust on the Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Wanderlust (noun): A strong desire or impulse to travel. I spend so much time writing about the French Riviera that I neglect to share other great travel journeys I’ve experienced. Such as sharing a barbecue lunch on a tropical atoll in Aitutaki, trekking through …

READ MORE  
Christmas Markets @AccessRiviera
ExploreLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

12 Days of Christmas on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Ho ho ho! The festive season has crept up on me once again and I’ve been so busy with my kids picking up every cough or virus found on a school playground, and juggling lots of Christmas events that I didn’t get around to …

READ MORE  
Best Wifi Cafe in #NIce06 @FibiTee
ExploreLocals Travel TipsPhoebe Thomas

8 of the best cafés with WiFi in Nice

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: It’s been an age since I shared a post but this one caught my eye and I thought it’d be of interest to anyone holidaying or living near Nice on the French Riviera.  I’ve often thought I wish I’d lived in central Nice for …

READ MORE  
Peillon village Nice France
ExplorePhoebe ThomasRoad Trips South of France

13 of the best hill villages near Nice

The Alpes-Maritimes department in south-east France, including the world-famous Côte d’Azur, is home to several hundred medieval hill villages, fortified towns and ruined iron age camps and many are close to Nice.  The “villages perchés” vary from little more than a pile of ruins to perfectly renovated sophisticated small towns…Continue …

READ MORE  
Grimaud Castle #Grimaud #CotedAzur @DreamyProvence
ExploreMy Dreamy Provence

Grimaud my favourite village near the sea

Contributor blog post by Jill Cowdry: A favourite run by car in Provence is the twisty road sweeping through pine, oak and chestnut trees from the A8 (Aix to Cote D’azur highway) down the D558 to the sea. It’s a little heartstopping in places (if you don’t like heights) but …

READ MORE