Nantes and its fabulous giant elephant

Nantes and its fabulous giant elephant

If you like the idea of wacky giant mechanical creatures set in an edgy industrial landscape with innovative architecture, urban parks and street art then you’ll love Nantes.  France’s 6th biggest city, straddling the Loire river, located in the west of the country, a...
An evening walk in St Paul de Vence

An evening walk in St Paul de Vence

St Paul de Vence is one of those picture perfect almost too-beautiful-to-be-true Provençal villages. It sits majestically perched on a low hill with 360° views, taking in the striking Baou de St Jeannet, the town of Vence, and the gentle plain that runs down to the...

3 (unusual) things to love about Nice

Three things I love about Nice. Nice is a city of contrasts, located on the beautiful Mediterranean sea hemmed in by Alps, its location is hard to beat.  Contrast the bright blue sea with the snow-capped mountains; the reds and ochres of the Italianate Old Town with...
Public Art on the Côte d’Azur

Public Art on the Côte d’Azur

Public art is everywhere in France, whether it’s a temporary installation for a particular occasion or something permanent, it’s all around.  Most towns no matter how big or small take pride in making their public spaces attractive; you can usually find...
Cannes Cinema Street Art

Cannes Cinema Street Art

Today I thought I’d take you on a tour of Cannes and share with you a side of the famous Riviera resort that often goes unnoticed.  Cannes, synonymous with cinema, has a wonderful collection of wall murals – street art – all over the town,...

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