• By BobP   In the back-country, not too far from Nice, you'll find many mountain villages that are treasures.  One of my favourites is Peillon.  Wind your way up the road to a church with a courtyard, geographic table (which Dario is studying intently) and an old school.  It is lovely! Don't bother eating at […]

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  • by BobP One wonderful thing about living in the Riviera is that we are a mere 20 minutes from the Italian border.  Ventimiglia, the border town, is positively icky.  But drive about 30-40 minutes farther, up into the mountains, and you'll discover another world. Dolceaqua (freshwater) is a lovely medieval town from the 12th century.  […]

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  • by NormaK Before starting back at work, I spent a few days in Chambéry visiting the surrounding area. The town is located in the heart of the Rhône-Alpes region in Southeastern France. With mountain ranges and national parks and lakes and is minutes to the Alpine heartland of France. Aix les Bains, which is just […]

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