Don’t Cry for Me, Bordighera

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Three things to see and do in the town where Monet developed his “mature style” If you holiday on the French Riviera, you should not miss the opportunity of making the short hop across the border to visit Italy. (If you are a regular visitor of this blog, this piece […]

Three Things to Do in Juan les Pins

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The problem with Juan-les-Pins is not that the town, like so many other Mediterranean resorts, had sold its soul to the tourism industry. The problem is that it never had one. Three things to do in Juan les Pins: go to the beach. Go clubbing. Go back to the beach. […]

Beyond the Palm Trees

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A trip to the “land at the foot of the mountains” can enrich your Riviera holiday experience Is Cuneo still part of the Riviera? No, but this is precisely the reason why it is featured here. If it were, we might not have bothered to go, and you would not […]

Fête de la Musique French Riviera Style


Observations from the “southern front” of France’s annual street party Here is a piece of advice to you if you have never been to a Fête de la Musique street party in France: go, if you can, but pick the right spots.

For those of you who do […]