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Continuing with the animal theme to raise awareness, yet again, for Leslie Frasier of the Chats du Mercantour....... Leslie has fought tirelessly for her feline friends for some ten years now. Having recently moved out to a lovely grange outside of Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée, which Leslie and her...

In rural France, the presence of stray cats napping in the sun is an integral part of the image of village life – as evocative as a battered 2CV, a game of boules, and an apéro at a local bar. The reality can be much...

100 years on, this emblematic hotel still stands proud on the seafront in Nice, and remains beloved by local and visitors alike. If you have ever driven down or walked up the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, you will most probably have stopped for a...

The debate about wolves continues apace in the Alpes-Maritimes. For sure, there is the interesting Alpha Wolf Park in Le Boréon where in the past few weeks three strapping young wolf males have been introduced to the Park and their female “belles”. A great day...

Art, Music & Culture

100 years on, this emblematic hotel still stands proud on the seafront in Nice, and remains beloved by local and visitors alike. If you have...

Living and Loving on the Riviera is the story of the American architect Barry Dierks, his English partner Eric Sawyer, and the stunning houses...

Whether you call it the Côte d'Azur or the French Riviera, this is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and sophisticated regions in the...

Opera buffs - and they increase exponentially each year – will travel far and wide to indulge their passion. Perhaps opera buffs should try...

Much like the blue chairs along the Promenade des Anglais, the outdoor sculpture of Miles Davis in front of the Negresco Hotel in Nice...

After several visits to Mougins, we finally took time to visit the very peaceful area of Notre-Dame de Vie. We were drawn there for...

FESTIVALS & EVENTS on the
COTE D’AZUR in JUNE

Voiles d’Antibes
from 3rd to 7th June
Marking the opening of the Mediterranean regatta circuit, the first stage of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge or Trophée Panerai. It’s a stunning regatta drawing some of the world’s rarest vintage and classic yachts.

Promenades des Anglais Exhibition
12th June to 4th October
Nice presents a new international exhibition in all the city’s museums. The theme is Promenade des Anglais, echoing the City’s initiative to submit its candidature to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Regattas – Rolex Cup – St. Tropez

Festival de Musique Sacrée
Held in various churches and chapels in Nice. This festival is dedicated entirely to Baroque and religious music.

Fête de la Music – Nationwide
21st June
Since 1982 the Fête de la Musique has been held throughout the whole of France – and the world – and reunites amateur and professional musicians with an appreciative audience.

International Young Soloists Festival – Antibes
from 24th to 28th June
Offering a stage, a symphonic orchestra to young musicians that have won great international prizes and sponsored by great artists… such is the vocation of this internationally renowned festival.

11th Annual Ironman France Championship – Nice
28th June
Nice will be hosting the legendary Ironman triathlon attracting athletes and spectators alike. The participants swim in the Mediterranean, bike through the challenging course in the Alps and run along Promenade des Anglais.

Nice en roller
The Promenade des Anglais is taken over once a year by rollerbladers. As well as fun and games for all the family, there are also demonstrations and the staging of the French national cup race.

Gathering of old teak and brass sailing vessels (Antibes)

TOWNS & VILLAGES

Roquebrune, a small Medieval perched village between Menton and Monaco, appears almost chiselled out from the rocks that make up the Grande Corniche. Sadly,...

Beaulieu-sur-Mer is located in the east of the peninsula of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, between Eze and Villefranche-sur-Mer. Sheltered from northerly winds by the...

Whether you're planning a short stay or stopping over on a cruise liner for a few hours, there are a number of ways of...

Villa Kérylos, located just 10 kms from Nice and Monaco, was built on one of the prized locations of the French Riviera: Beaulieu-sur-Mer. Sheltered...
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EXCURSIONS

The debate about wolves continues apace in the Alpes-Maritimes. For sure, there is the interesting Alpha Wolf Park in Le...