Biot on the French Riviera

17 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera Reading Time:  5 minutes

© Jean Pierre Lozi/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Jean Pierre Lozi/cc-by-sa-3.0

Biot (Occitan: Biòt) is a small fortified medieval hilltop village in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur near Antibes, between Nice and Cannes. Many people come to Biot for its renowned cubist art museum of Fernand Leger as well as the winding cobbled lanes on the elevated fort. This village, that is now known for its ceramics and glassblowing, dates to prehistoric times.   read more…

Tarte tropézienne

10 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera, Bon appétit Reading Time:  4 minutes

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© Fortetclair75/cc-by-sa-4.0

Tarte tropézienne, also known as “La Tarte de Saint-Tropez”, is a dessert pastry consisting of a halved brioche filled with a mix of two creams, thick pastry cream (crème pâtissière) and buttercream, and topped with pearl sugar. It was created in 1955 by Polish confectioner Alexandre Micka, a pâtisserie owner in Saint-Tropez, where he moved in 1945 just after the war.   read more…

Bormes-les-Mimosas on the French Riviera

21 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera Reading Time:  4 minutes

© Gfmorin

© Gfmorin

Bormes-les-Mimosas (Occitan: Bòrmas dei Mimòsas) is a commune in the Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, southeastern France. Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale Europe. The Fort de Brégançon, located in the commune, is the official retreat for the President of the French Republic.   read more…

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice

18 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera, Museums, Exhibitions Reading Time:  8 minutes

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© Miniwark/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice in Nice, France at 33 av. des Baumettes was built in the former private mansion built in 1878 by the Russian Princess, Elizaveta Vasilievna Kochubey. Named for the artist Jules Chéret who lived and worked in Nice during his final years, the museum opened as the “Palais des Arts Jules Chéret” on 7 January 1928.   read more…

Beaulieu-sur-Mer on the French Riviera

30 November 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera Reading Time:  5 minutes

Congress Centre 'La Rotonde' © GraceKelly/cc-by-sa-3.0

Congress Centre ‘La Rotonde’ © GraceKelly/cc-by-sa-3.0

Beaulieu-sur-Mer (Occitan: Bèuluec de Mar; Italian: Belluogo; lit. “Beautiful Place on the Sea”), commonly referred to simply as Beaulieu, is a seaside commune on the French Riviera between Nice and the Principality of Monaco. Located in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, it borders the communes of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Villefranche-sur-Mer, not far from Èze to the northeast. In 2018, Beaulieu-sur-Mer had a population of 3,731. Its inhabitants are called Berlugans (masculine) and Berluganes (feminine).   read more…

Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes

23 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera, Hotels Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© Florian Pépellin/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes is a historic luxury hotel on the Croisette in Cannes, built in 1926. It belongs to the Lucien Barrière group. It is a traditional hotel for film stars attending the Cannes Festival.   read more…

Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera

6 September 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera Reading Time:  8 minutes

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© Ernmuhl/cc-by-sa-3.0

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a resort town in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region on the French Riviera and is located south-west of the Principality of Monaco, which is just west of the French-Italian border.   read more…

Èze on the French Riviera

5 August 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera Reading Time:  6 minutes

Èze and Cap Ferrat, seen from Grande Corniche © Tobi 87/cc-by-sa-3.0

Èze and Cap Ferrat, seen from Grande Corniche © Tobi 87/cc-by-sa-3.0

Èze is a seaside commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in Southeastern France. It is located on the French Riviera, 8.5 km (5.2 mi) to the northeast of Nice and 4.5 km (2.7 mi) to the west of Monaco. In 2018, Èze had a population of 2,225. Its inhabitants are known as Ezasques (masculine and feminine). Èze-Village can be reached by train from Nice via the train station Èze-sur-Mer or by bus from Nice. Close to the train station is a bus stop for buses bringing tourists to Èze-Village.   read more…

Mediterranean Region

29 July 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera, European Union, Living, Working, Building, Sport, UNESCO World Heritage, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  28 minutes

Monaco © Tobi 87/cc-by-sa-3.0

Monaco © Tobi 87/cc-by-sa-3.0

In biogeography, the Mediterranean Basin, also known as the Mediterranean Region or sometimes Mediterranea, is the region of lands around the Mediterranean Sea that have mostly a Mediterranean climate, with mild to cool, rainy winters and warm to hot, dry summers, which supports characteristic Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub vegetation.   read more…

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