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Lifestyle: Art & CultureLiz LordWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

A Round-up of Holiday Festivities on the French Riviera

French Riviera in December The Mediterranean coastline is more than just a summer adventure playground. December is a very festive season on the Côte D’Azur. Welcome to the South of France – all year round!  Yes, there is the sparkling blue Med – but don’t be shy – you can …

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Virginia Johnson's Travels French Riviera
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Virginia Johnson’s Travels Through the French Riviera

French Riviera an Artistic Book Whether you have been to the French Riviera countless times or have always dreamed of the place, Virginia Johnson’s “Travels Through the French Riviera” is an insider’s guide from an artist’s perspective. Johnson is a Canadian designer and illustrator, and her book is a compilation …

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School Holidays French Riviera
Lifestyle: Art & CultureRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

School Holidays: 8 Fun Things for Kids on the French Riviera

By Access Riviera October school holidays run from today until Sunday 4 November on the Côte d’Azur and it’s a time to sample some of the autumn activities in the region. There are lots of school holiday options for kids that aren’t attending the centre de loisirs/centre aérés or booked …

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Kids Playgrounds French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

Kids Play a Guide to Playgrounds on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access 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 …

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Cote d’Azur Day Trips
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekRoad Trips South of France

What are the Best Cote d’Azur Day Trips?

Contributor blog post by Laura: Are you spending some time on the French Riviera and would you like to do some sightseeing? Here are our Top Ten suggestions for a day trip along the Côte d’Azur: Nice’s old town Nice is a beautiful city and you could easily spend a few …

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Swimsuit Shopping Juan le Pins
Jemma - French LessonsLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Swimsuit Shopping Juan le Pins for a Teenager

Contributor blog post by Jemma: Lolo and I stand on a sidewalk in the easygoing town of Juan-les-Pins. We’re debating. The store sounds young to me, like the name of an aspiring rap artist. At last, we open the glass door of Banana Moon. “Bonjour!”  I say to the shop’s sole …

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Nice Port Long Weekend French Riviera
Liz LordRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

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
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca WhitlockeVillages Towns and Cities

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
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekLocals Travel Tips

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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Destination Antibes French Riviera View Old Town
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

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

Dorothy, you’re not in Kansas Provence anymore. When I got out of the car in Antibes, I noticed a touch of humidity in the air and the crowds in the streets. It feels cliché to write this, but I had driven just over two (2) hours to the Côte d’Azur, …

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