Archive for the ‘Alpes Maritime villages’ Category

Tour de France comes to the Cote d’Azur.

The Tour de France 2013 will be visiting the Cote d’Azur this year. Tuesday 2nd July there will be the excitement of the time trial in Nice itself. A 25km sprint against the clock. Be sure to get here early to take your place on the route.

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Christmas in PACA – Part III

Better Late than Never!!! As temperatures across Europe drop to record lows and snow covers the ground from north to south in France, there is an excuse to finish the series of Christmas blogs for the Provence Cote D’Azur region. Renowned across the region is the Christmas market in Valbonne which every year takes over […]

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Picasso in Antibes

New Year’s Eve in Antibes was a beautiful day with the sun shining on the port with its collection of super yachts and the ramparts decorated with Picasso-style sculptures to publicise his works.  These are on display in the renovated house and now museum where he used to live in the town.   

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Christmas in PACA Part 1

Just because the temperature is still over 15 degrees, doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate Christmas! As the festive season arrives, each village prepares it’s illuminations & prepares for the numerous Christmas fairs across the region. We start in the west in Bandol where they have gone for big & bright with an enormous Father Christmas […]

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