Notes from the Monte Carlo Rally

Notes from the Monte Carlo Rally

To tie in with the Rallye Monte Carlo, which took place last weekend, today’s post is written by my great friend and motorsport enthusiast, Sally Higgins. Despite living close to Monaco I’d never been to the Rally. It’s not really my kind of thing...
Top 10 posts of 2014

Top 10 posts of 2014

As 2015 begins I find myself drawn to making lists and analysing what works and what doesn’t on my blog.  So just like last year here are the Top 10 most popular posts of the year and I must admit to being quite surprised by some of them!   1.  A (short) walk...
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...
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...
Nice and the Francophonie Games

Nice and the Francophonie Games

This weekend sees the beginning of the 7th Francophonie Games (les 7èmes Jeux de la Francophonie) in Nice. What on earth is this? Well, it’s sort of, very roughly, France’s equivalent of the Commonwealth Games (which probably doesn’t mean much either...
The Tour de France

The Tour de France

Today I’m sharing a post written by Jacqueline Brown from The French Village Diaries on the day that the 100th Tour de France is in Nice, just half an hour away from us.  Jacqueline explains the Tour clearly and comprehensively, so I thought, why should I do it...
What not to wear at the pool

What not to wear at the pool

Did you know that men/boys are not allowed to wear board shorts/loose style swimming trunks in public swimming pools in France?  Well now you do!  I’m sure there’ll be some exceptions to the rule as I certainly haven’t visited every public swimming...
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...

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