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Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceVirginie Van Der Wees

School in France Holidays and More

In France, the school calendar follows a rhythm of intense periods of study followed by well-deserved breaks. As a result, the vacances scolaire (school holidays) occur on roughly the same dates year-to-year, which allows families to plan their holidays well in advance. There are three school zones (A, B and …

ExitGame Escapes Marseille
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

ExitGame Virtual Escapes in Marseille and Aix

Virtual Escapes Not far from Marseille’s Vieux Port is your chance to escape reality at ExitGame. The company opened its doors and “play” rooms in 2015. The concept originated in Asia, but these virtual escapes are now available in many cities around the world. The ExitGame escapes are suitable for …

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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 …

La Petite Josette en Provence Book Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

La Petite Josette en Provence a Children’s Book

Josette’s Provence Published in September 2018, La Petite Josette en Provence is a beautifully illustrated children’s book based in Provence. The book is the result of a mother-daughter collaboration that took  3 and ½ years to complete. This children’s story is written primarily in English, but with plenty of French phrases …

Provence Books Kids Fun Reads
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Provence Books for Kids Where Magic Starts in France

Provence Reads for Children The pages of these books are geared towards sparking your imagination and desire to travel to Provence. Whether you are a kid the authors have crafted stories with enough interest for adult readers too. NOTE: Click on the book images to order your copy. Coco Blignaut  Although …

French Riviera Family-Friendly Summer Activities
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French Riviera (and Beyond) Family-Friendly Activities

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Summer school holidays are over but you still need to keep the kids entertained until September rolls around and schools go back. Here are some of my budget-friendly suggestions for families to stay entertained through summer and beyond. Parc Phoenix is one of our favourite family …

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Swimsuit Shopping for a Teenager in Antibes

Contributor blog post by Jemma: When we arrive in France’s Riviera this summer, Lolo doesn’t have a swimsuit. It’s not because she forgot to pack it. She simply doesn’t own one that fits. My new teenager is growing like the queues of passengers waiting for the next French train that’s actually …

Family-Friendly Holiday Provence
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Our Top Ideas for a Family-Friendly Holiday in Provence

Les Vacances! Holidays in Provence en Famille The trip is booked, finally a chance to spend some time in Provence with the family. However, you want this experience to be one that everyone (and every age) will remember with equal amounts of joy. Touring old Provencal villages in a hot …

Arts and Crafts at Monaco Green Days @AccessRiviera
ExploreRebecca Whitlocke

Kids Arts and Crafts at Monaco Green Days

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: There is just one week left to get along to the Monaco Green Days at Stars n Bars beside Port Hercule in Monaco. Following the creation of Monacology the last few years, Stars n Bars is continuing their involvement in the creation of the …

Tresors de Cannes #TravelwithKids #FrenchRiviera @AccessRiviera
ExploreGuided Holiday ToursRebecca Whitlocke

Treasure Hunts for Kids on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: What child doesn’t love a treasure hunt? I’m not talking about just geocaching either where you find the ‘cache’ by using GPS coordinates, but good old-fashioned treasure hunts using maps, clues and riddles to find answers to questions or a secret code word (perhaps in …