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...
Mid Summer Solstice and Fire!

Mid Summer Solstice and Fire!

I’ve written before about how June is the month of fêtes, full of festivities, festivals and fun.  Once again it’s sped by at breakneck speed and tomorrow it’ll be July, with the “official” start of the summer season. But just before that...
Expat farewells

Expat farewells

It’s no secret, I love living where I live.  I’ve lived a nomadic life moving country 9 times though sometimes all those other countries seem a very long time ago as I’ve now been in France for nearly 18 years.  But even within France I’ve...
Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

It’s one of those #sitoutsideinatshirt kind of days which inspired me to grab my camera and take some photos of the signs of spring all around me.  My stroll took me no further than 5 minutes from Lou Messugo but look at what I found. The first and most obvious...
Stay safe in the sun – stylish UV clothing

Stay safe in the sun – stylish UV clothing

       For the second in my series on friends who run businesses worthy of everyone knowing about, let me introduce you to Jane and Rohana, the creative forces behind Tamarillo UV Swimwear, a new concept in chic, stylish UV protection clothing for in and out of the...
The French Flag – le Tricolore

The French Flag – le Tricolore

         Flags on the Cannes Town Hall for VE Day The national flag of France was designed in 1794 and having been through a few variations over the years its design was definitively written into the constitution in 1958.  It comprises three equal vertical bands of...
Roquefort – cheese, pines, goats and sheep

Roquefort – cheese, pines, goats and sheep

One of the most well-known French cheeses internationally is sure to be Roquefort, a salty blue cheese made from sheep’s milk.  I live in Roquefort.  But not that one.  I live in Roquefort les Pins – Roquefort the Pines, named after the abundance of...
Paris-Nice: the Race to the Sun

Paris-Nice: the Race to the Sun

It’s called the Race to the Sun and today under a perfect spring sky the 72nd Paris-Nice cycle race came through Roquefort town.  Winds and rain may buffet the riders at the beginning of the course in the north of France but no one can remember a time when it...
When the Tour came to town

When the Tour came to town

Watching Bradley Wiggins win the Tour de France today brought back happy memories of the last time I saw it live, back in 2009, when it came through Roquefort les Pins. We were actually living temporarily in Cagnes sur Mer while our home, Lou Messugo, was being built...
Music, music everywhere

Music, music everywhere

This week’s fun is la Fête de la Musique.  On June 21st when many cultures around the world are celebrating summer (or winter) solstice, France makes music.  To enjoy the longest day of the year musicians of every style and ability gather to perform in public...

The surroundings

{vsig}environnement-gallery{/vsig} The apartment is attached to, but fully independent of, a beautiful new family home, built in traditional provençal style with pretty louvered shutters.  It has access to a large wooded garden with majestic pines, olive trees, oaks...

L’environnement

{vsig}environnement-gallery{/vsig} L’appartement fait partie mais reste indépendant d’une belle maison de famille flambant neuve,  construite dans le style provençal avec de beaux volets persiennés.   La terrasse privative donne sur un jardin complanté de pins...

How to find Lou Messugo

Lou Messugo is only 25 mins from Nice International Airport. Easyjet, BA, Air France, Aer Lingus and Jet2.com all have regular flights from the UK and cities within France. There are also direct flights to New York and Dubai (for connecting flights to Asia and...

Comment trouver Lou Messugo

Lou Messugo est situé à 25mn seulement de l’aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur.  Les compagnies Easyjet, Air France, British Airways, Baboo et Jet2.com, entre autres, assurent toutes des liaisons régulières avec les principales villes de France et d’Europe.  Il existe aussi...

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