Christmas Traditions in Provence

Christmas Traditions in Provence

Christmas in Provence is full of traditions both ancient and new, religious and secular, making it a fascinating and fun time to visit this part of France.  Provence is such a popular summertime destination that it might come as a surprise to find out that it’s also...
Christmas on the Côte d’Azur

Christmas on the Côte d’Azur

Christmas on the Côte d’Azur is full of fun, often full of good weather and probably a great deal more festive than you might think. I’ve put together a round up of christmassy things to do and places to go on the French Riviera and nearby based purely on my...
13 of the best hill villages near Nice

13 of the best hill villages near Nice

The Alpes-Maritimes department in South-East France, including the world famous Côte d’Azur, is home to several hundred medieval hill villages, fortified towns and ruined iron age camps, and many are close to Nice.  The “villages perchés” vary from little more than a...
Lucéram The Christmas Village

Lucéram The Christmas Village

In our quest to get into the Christmas spirit, we recently spent a day in Lucéram, a pretty medieval hill village north of Nice and less than an hour from Lou Messugo.  Why? Because it comes alive in December with its “Circuit des Crèches”.  Literally...

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