Russian Church Nice
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Visiting the Alpes-Maritimes Highlights Seaside to Summits

At first blush, many visitors may not realize that the Alpes-Maritimes department expands from the beaches of the French Riviera to the ski resorts of the southern Alps to the Italian border. Surrounded by the Var and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the Alpes-Maritimes has densely populated urban areas, famous Côte d’Azur cities, …

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Perfect Day In Nice
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Spending a Perfect Day In Nice

Known as the unofficial capital of the sparkling Cote d’Azur, the charming city of Nice is the perfect place to visit. Boasting a year-round mild Mediterranean climate with many things to do, eat and see, read on to discover our suggestions for the perfect day on the French Riviera. Start …

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Place Antony Mars in Vence France Many Reasons we Live Here
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Vence, France the Many Reasons to Live Here

Steve Wilkison is a web designer, writer and photographer who lives in Vence, France, with his wife Carole Richmond and their dog Myla. Originally from southern California, he first became enchanted with France when he backpacked throughout Europe at the age of 18. He fell in love with Vence the …

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Destination Nice French Riviera is one of the reasons we love Nice
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

10 Reasons We Love Nice, France

Nice is a fascinating city on the beautiful French Riviera. Annexed to France from Italy in 1860, you can feel the French and Italian cultures combined, creating a unique local lifestyle. There are many reasons we love Nice, and here are our top ten. Book a Holiday Rental Near Nice …

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Visiting Menton for Lemons French Riviera
Local Food ProducersMaison Mirabeau WinesTaste

Visiting Menton for Lemons on the French Riviera

When Life Gives You Lemons. We Make Gin! The Citron de Menton has been cultivated since the 15th century, reaching its peak in the 18th century, when millions of lemons were shipped to the United States and Russia. Plagued by scurvy, many sailors were saved by eating lemons. In the …

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Biotope de Fonduranne
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

French Riviera Hiking and Biking in the Estérels

Estérel French Riviera Located in southeastern France, the Estérel coastal mountain range straddles both the Var and Alpes-Maritimes departments. Of volcanic origins, the massif is roughly 32,000 hectares of rugged terrain awaiting exploration. Mont Vinaigre is the highest peak at 618 metres. According to the Estérel Côte d’Azur tourism office, …

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Discovering Antibes France Old Town
ExploreGuided Holiday ToursRebecca Whitlocke

Looking for a Walking Tour of Antibes

One Saturday, I had the great pleasure to join a walking tour of Antibes. I already know a lot about Antibes’ history, including the buildings, museums, art and attractions, so I was interested in joining this tour and learning more. Demand for the tour was incredible; the tour was 10x …

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Destination Antibes French Riviera Beach
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French Riviera – The Best Corner of France to Travel

Travelling is one of the healthiest things to do once in life because it refreshes the mind and health of every individual. If you are travelling for the first time and want to make it a memorable trip, then French Riviera is one of the best places to visit. The …

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5 Parks French Riviera Vue sur le Lac de Sainte-Croix dans le Verdon en @Di Duca.M
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

5 Parks to Visit Near the French Riviera

On a hot summer day, when the highways, marinas, and beaches of the Côte d’Azur are teaming, take a nature break away from the crowds. The fact that the countryside is easy to access is one of many appeals of the French Riviera. From the Mediterranean coast to the Alps, …

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Tables and Tastes of Provence Recipe Index
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Top-quality Restaurants on the French Riviera and Beyond

The following list of top restaurants on or near the French Riviera is not extensive, and these are not all Michelin-starred, but they are all exceptional. Book a table! Restaurants and Michelin Stars The first Guide Michelin appeared in 1900 when bicycles greatly outnumbered cars on the French roads. It …

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