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The Statue of Liberty in Nice

Yes, you could have blown me away with a feather too, but indeed, there is a Statue of Liberty in Nice. After work was carried...

Deadly Storms Hit The French Riviera

It is not often that I write bad news about the French Riviera. Especially not about thunderstorms. In fact, I don't think I ever...

Blue Chairs of the Promenade

The Blue Chairs of the Promenade des Anglais have become as iconic as the Promenade they grace. In 1950 with the increase of tourism to...

The Fontaine du Soleil on Place Masséna

There is no denying - you simply cannot miss noticing the Fontaine du Soleil on Place Masséna in Nice - especially now that a...

Cruising the French Riviera

The thought of cruising the Mediterranean is a fantastic idea. A break of 7 or 10 days away from home to discover new lands...

Valbonne’s Colourful Market

Valbonne's market, along with that of Antibes, Nice and Cannes, is, I think, one of the best on the French Riviera and perhaps the...

Neuf Lignes Obliques

Since returning to Nice and more especially the Promenade des Anglais, it's been fun discovering some of the changes that have occurred during the...

Villa Santo Sospir – The Gem of Cap-Ferrat

Stepping inside the gates of the private estate Villa Santo Sospir on Cap-Ferrat, you are embarking upon a very unique lesson in art history. From...

Chevaux du Mercantour? ….

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...

Côte Cats – a day in a life…

In rural France, the presence of stray cats napping in the sun is an integral part of the image of village life – as...

The Negresco Celebrates its Centenary

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...

Wolfing in the Mercantour

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...

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