Family-Friendly Walks French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca WhitlockeStay Fit in Provence

Preparing for Family-friendly Walks on the French Riviera

One of the nicest things about living on the French Riviera is the number of walking trails you can discover with your family. There’s plenty of trails that are perfect for all ages throughout the year. The French Riviera has an incredible amount of history, so you can combine exercise …

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Visit Mougins Art Gastronomy
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Visit Mougins for Art and Gastronomy

A few kilometres inland from Cannes, in the South of France, lies the picturesque medieval town of Mougins. With its charming narrow streets and creative vibe, Mougins is a drawcard for artists, designers and actors. The town is famous for its inviting museums, galleries and lively art scene. Mougins Means …

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Daluis Gorges Côte d'Azur Tourism @George Veran
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Southern French Alps 5 Must-See Natural Sites

What’s not to like about a beach and a lounge chair facing the Mediterranean? For some, the weather is too hot and cultural venues may not suit the whole family. Or, perhaps you are just looking for a getaway from the summer crowds on the French Riviera. Head to the …

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Cocteau Chapel
Artists Inspired by ProvenceGuest PostInspire: Art & Culture

Master Artists Influence on the French Riviera

The South of France has long attracted artists and creative types who were inspired by the natural beauty. Vincent Van Gogh followed his dream to Arles. Paul Cézanne returned to his beloved Aix-en-Provence after time spent in Paris. Paul Gaughin accepted Van Gogh’s invitation to head south and participate in …

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Chapelle du Rosaire
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Must-See Places of Silence on the Côte d’Azur, France

Côte d’Azur, or as it’s more commonly referred to -the French Riviera- is well-known as a place of glamour and beauty. Few people know that the region is also home to some of France’s most majestic spiritual buildings. Places where a busy career-driven professional or an overworked caretaker can spend …

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Villa E-1027 Cap Moderne
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire: Art & Culture

Modern Architecture Meets Mediterranean at Cap Moderne

Bordered by Monaco and Menton, the communities of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin occupy an enviable spot on the French Riviera. Wedged between the sparkling Mediterranean and the Alpes-Maritimes, there is no doubt why crowds flock to the Côte d’Azur for their holidays. Although not undiscovered in the late 1920s, the area was the …

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Parchments Archives Antibes History
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The Archives in Antibes for a Look at History

It’s unlikely that a trip to the municipal archives in Antibes would be on many (or any) visitor’s to-do list. However, for me, the chance to see parchments dating from the 1300s was irresistible. When four parchments appeared in a British auction house two months ago, the city of Antibes …

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©Yves Gellie for the Maison Bernard Endowment Fund
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Decor & GardensInspire: Art & Culture

Creative Architecture 10 Must-See Buildings on the Côte d’Azur

Since 1860, Côte d’Azur is the coastline running from Cassis (although some suggest Toulon) to the Italian border. This famous coast passes through famous cities such as Saint Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monaco and finally Menton. The Côte d’Azur has long held the imagination of travellers wishing to escape the cold …

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Visit Menton Fête Citron French Riviera
Inspire: Art & CultureJulie WhitmarshWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

A Visit to Menton for the Fête du Citron

We’ve just returned from our 3rd visit to the Cote d’Azur for our February fix of colour and fun at the Carnaval de Nice and (of course) the superb Fête du Citron that takes place in the beautiful setting of Menton from mid-February until early March each year. Menton’s Lemons …

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Winter Holidays French Riviera French Riviera Winter Festivals Mimosa
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Winter Holidays on the French Riviera

The owners of Riviera Experience, both from southern California, would not trade winter on the French Riviera for any North American “snowbird” experience. Forget wintering in Florida, Arizona, or California! The famous Côte d’Azur has long attracted travellers in the first few months of the year. When the French Riviera …

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