How to See the Riviera for Next to No Money

A brief guide to public transport in the Riviera Paris is the most expensive city in France, but even for a couple of adopted Parisians like us (after 20 years in la capitale), certain things on the French Riviera still feel expensive: property for example, particularly if it has a […]

Here Are Our Five Favourite Places in Genoa

Genoa for some may seem a little more than a run-down harbour town between the two strips of the Italian Riviera. For us, who go there regularly, it is an endless source of delight. But no matter how many times we return, we always […]

The Glorious Fontana Rosa Garden of Menton

A Surreptitious Visit to the Glorious Fontana Rosa Garden Public servants in France do make mistakes – which is why we had 20 glorious minutes discovering this garden on our own!

The glorious Fontana Rosa Garden just outside of Menton – on the French […]

Want to Know Which Famous Writers Stayed in Nice?

Many great modernist painters – from Monet to Picasso – fell in love with the lights, the sights and the colours of southern France. And some of them stayed in Nice. But what about famous writers? Which Famous Writers Stayed in Nice?

There were also many who came […]

Do You Know Where to Find Matisse in Nice?

Nice, the capital of the French Riviera, was the great love of Matisse Renoir had Cagnes-sur-Mer, Chagall had St Paul de Vence, Jean Cocteau had Menton, Vallauris and Picasso divided his love for Vallauris and Antibes (but there is a lot to share, Picasso being “vast and containing multitudes”). But […]