Tag Archives: Côte d’Azur

Passer un film

Cannes is a city on the Côte d’Azur in between Antibes and St. Tropez. It’s most famous as the home of the Cannes film festival, but I prefer its less glitzy side. Twenty-three hundred years ago, Cannes was founded as … Continue reading

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Par-dessus le marché

Antibes is on the Côte d’Azur between Cannes and Nice. I spent some time here when I attended the Centre Intérnational d’Antibes. Antibes’ history goes back 2,500 years to a time when it was called Antipolis. Due to the protected port, it … Continue reading

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Occitan

Golfe-Juan is a community on the edge of Antibes in the Côte d’Azur. If you like to swim and catch a few rays, this is a calm place for both activities, yet only a few minutes from the packed public … Continue reading

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Filer à l’anglaise

Nice is one of my favorite cities in France. There are traces that date back more than 2,350 years, but its French history only goes back to 1860, when Sardinia handed it over as a thank-you present for support in … Continue reading

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C’est beau à voir

At Oscar time, it seems appropriate to pay a visit to Saint-Tropez, the playground of film stars and jet-setters. It’s located between Marseilles and Cannes on the Côte d’Azur. In the 15th Century, Saint-Tropez was a military bastion, but by … Continue reading

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Le droit chemin

One of my favorite memories from my time on the Côte d’Azur was the hiking path along the Mediterranean at Cap d’Antibes. In the 19th century, millionaires built fabulous homes along the coast that ran right down to the water. In the … Continue reading

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Né sous une bonne étoile

My armchair travels took me back to Mougins today, a town I visited in 2008. Mougins, often considered one of the prettiest villages in the Côte d’Azur, is about 15 minutes north of Cannes. The air is fragranced by pine, … Continue reading

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