Category Archives: French Riviera

Cannes: A Must See, but Overrated

Cannes is the first stop for most Cote d’Azur visitors from America, and with good reason with the publicity it gets from its film festival.  On my first trip with my wife to Cote d’Azur, after landing at Nice and … Continue reading

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Menton: Big, Busy and Overlooked

An overlooked part of Cote d’Azur by travelers from places other than France and Italy is Menton and its immediate environs.  This is understandable for travelers with limited time as it has no airport, film festival, famous casino or reputation … Continue reading

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St.-Tropez: Where the Rich Come to Play

St.-Tropez is probably better known outside of France than any other Cote d’Azur spot except perhaps Cannes and Nice, and it has become a symbol of the region’s opulence and, to some, decadence. No matter what people think of it, … Continue reading

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Ste.-Maxime, Grimaud and Draguignan: Something for Everyone

Across the gulf from St.-Tropez are two communities – Ste.-Maxime and Grimaud – that are not only worth a visit on their own merits, but good places to stay while spending time on the western end of Cote d’Azur.   After … Continue reading

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