• 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 BobP St Jean de Cap Ferrat is one of the wealthiest havens in the world – home to princes, oligarchs and discreet billionnaires.  It is one of the most beautiful places in the Riviera and about a mile from where I live half-time. We often walk the lovely coastal paths during the warmer months.  […]

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  • by MarieLysD Each summer the Pont du Gard celebrates its 2000 year existence. Located close to Nîmes, this impressive three-level bridge used to bring water into the City.  I really enjoyed the visit of this World Heritage monument – not only because of the magical show and firework display that took place at night (put […]

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  • by Marie-Lys D   Last week I went for a break in Provence, a French region I love for the quality of life, the odors and savors and for its rich heritage and traditions. The landscapes are those of Van Gogh and Cézanne.  Provence is without any doubt one the most attractive destinations in France, […]

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