Beautiful Nice Promenade des Anglais Paul Shawcross
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsPaul Shawcross

Nissa la Bella – Paul Shawcross writes about his favourite places in beautiful Nice

Fabulous Nice lies along the shores of Baie des Anges at the eastern end of Provence, on what English speakers call the French Riviera but which the French know as the Côte d’Azur.  The English aristocracy discovered its delights during the early Victorian era but the secret eventually got out …

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Catalan artist Jaume Plensa Sculpture #Antibes #FrenchRiviera @BfBlogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Antibes in Two Days: Moonlight and Absinthe

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: As long as I can remember I’ve dreamt about Antibes. When thoughts of the tiny dot-of-a-place on the French Rivera came to my mind, I’d imagine myself lounging on the deck of a massive yacht. Sipping champagne. Dining in the moonlight. Sigh… Little did …

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Avignon city o the Popes @ShutrsSunflowrs
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Exploring Avignon the City of the Popes

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: The magnificent city of Avignon only about 70km from Lourmarin. Spend a day here and discover its rich and fascinating history. Explore the ramparts of its incredibly well preserved city wall, built in 1403, which like a ribbon round a cake, still circles the …

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Art in Place Massena @margo_lestz
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Curious Histories of Nice by Margo Lestz

The funny thing about life and travel is that we are often more curious about a new environment than our status-quo location. According to Margo Lestz, “Life in a foreign country is never dull and each day is a new learning experience.” She launched her blog The Curious Rambler in 2012 …

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Favourite Wine Bars Cave de la Tour #Nice06 @RivieraGrape
Restaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkThe Riviera Grapevine

Ask A Local: Favourite Wine Bars on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: I have a wonderful network here on the Côte d’Azur of locals who are a fountain of knowledge when it comes to cool, trendy places to visit, away from the usual traveller hot spots. So I thought it was time to start sharing some of these …

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St Remy #LocalsTips @frenchessence
Restaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkVicki Archer

“Where To” In Saint Rémy de Provence: #2

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: The most important “where to” in Saint Rémy de Provence is the most difficult to answer. Where to eat? The question everyone wants to know other than, “where to stay”. It doesn’t matter how familiar a place is, restaurants are a tough one to …

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Locals Tip St Remy #StRemy @frenchessence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsVicki Archer

“Where To” In Saint Rémy de Provence #1

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE IS A SMALL TOWN FULL OF SURPRISES. It is a town small enough to feel like a village but large enough to have everything and more. My first visit in 1995 set in motion a whole new life. Simply, I fell …

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Hello Apollo @ToursofNice #Nice06
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Food and Walking tours of Nice in Italian and English

Bilingual guide Chiara Orlandi grew up in the heart of Italy, in Umbertide, a place that she still holds dear in her heart even after several years away in the United Kingdom and Edinburgh, Scotland. Orlandi studied event management at Edinburgh’s Napier University, her second Masters (her previous degrees are …

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Hotel de Caumont Garden Perfectly Provence Moments
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel Tips

24-Hours in Aix Relaxing with Energy en Provence

Born in Paris, Caroline Guyot studied languages (English and Russian) and history. After 14 years of selling advertising space featuring European luxury products, for her employers at the International Herald Tribune and the New York Times – Guyot called it quits. She left the “City of Light” and her advertising …

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caprice vintage shopping #Nice06 @bestofniceblog
Allison CoeLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Golden Ring of Vintage Shopping in Old Nice

Contributor blog post by Allison @Best of Nice: If you like vintage glamour, second-hand chic, discount designer duds and unique fashion finds, put on your shopping shoes and head to Old Nice.  Here is a circuit over just a couple of blocks where bargain hunters will find their bonheur in boutiques ranging from vintage to retro thrift …

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