Biot Museum Glassworks Musée Fernand Légar
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Why Visit Fascinating Biot Museum and Glassworks

By Aixcentric: Biot Museum Have you visited the Musée Fernand Léger at Biot? It’s the only museum in the world dedicated to this major 20th-century artist who lived and worked in the town. It is also one of the few Musées Nationales de France dedicated to a single artist. Purpose-built and …

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Riviera Dreaming by Maureen Emerson
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Review: Riviera Dreaming by Maureen Emerson

Maureen Emerson and her husband spent in the South of France for 22 years. Although, that had not been their original plan. Born in Britain, Maureen has travelled extensively and lived on several continents. They are settled back in the United Kingdom. However, she says that she misses friends in …

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French Riviera Photo Book Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

French Riviera a Photo Book by Renata Haidle

Recently, Montana based photographer Renata Haidle published a French Riviera her first book. Well perhaps not exactly true, she says she has done a few photo books for her kids in the past. This book – French Riviera – includes 92 stunning images from Haidle’s travels around the region. Narrowing …

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Visiting Antibes Kids
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

Ideas for Visiting Antibes with Kids

Kid-Friendly Antibes The French Riviera has a reputation for being the playground of the rich and famous. Whether that is the case can be disputed, but the significant number of mega-yachts and fancy cars certainly fuels the impression. The Côte d’Azur’s high roller image might cause some families to hesitate …

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Luxury Entertainment South of France Monte Carlo
Guest PostLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Luxury Entertainment in the South of France

Luxury Entertainment Luxury living and Provence go hand in hand: the region boasts incredible scenery, beaches, weather, food, wine, and so much more. But the area is also home to some fantastic entertainment options. If you’re looking to indulge in some of the finer things in life, here is a …

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Vallauris Pottery French Riviera Tian Dish
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Vallauris the Centre for Pottery on the French Riviera

The following article is a re-post of the original written by Marie-Helene the owner of online boutique Remember Provence. She spends her days, filling orders for made-in-Provence artisan products that are shipped all over the world. When she is not busy packaging orders, Marie-Helene is searching the region for high-quality …

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Beat Heat Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe Thomas

How to Beat the Heat on the Côte d’Azur

By Phoebe Thomas Much of Europe has been gripped by a heatwave these last couple of weeks, with temperatures breaking all records. The Côte d’Azur has seen the mercury rise to 38-40°c with relentlessly warm nights offering little relief. Air-conditioning is not the norm in local houses, offices nor even …

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Riviera Views Writing Mysteries French Riviera
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

Writing Mysteries on the French Riviera

French Riviera Mysteries It was winter in Maryland when I began writing Murder on the Riviera. Outside my window, all was grey, cold and still, and I felt the need for some warmth, color and gaiety. As I could not change the season, I thought I could, perhaps, change my …

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Edith Wharton's French Riviera Book Review
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

A Book to Read Edith Wharton’s French Riviera

The following is my review of Edith Wharton’s French Riviera, by Philippe Collas and Eric Villedary, and translated from the French by Susan Pickford.  The French title of the book was La Côte d’Azur au Temps d’Edith Wharton. Flammarion, Paris 2002. French Riviera Images When one dreams of Provence and …

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Summer Music Festivals Riviera Coted'Azur
Lifestyle: Art & CulturePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Top 8 Summer Music Festivals on the French Riviera

By Phoebe Thomas: Summer Music Festivals The Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) is famous the world over for its hedonistic lifestyle, beautiful coast and dramatic landscape, glamorous cities and a fabulous climate. So what better place than this to enjoy magical outdoor summer music festivals? And we have them in abundance …

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