Cote d'Azur

Marvelous Mougins

 

We were nearing the end of our brief trip to the Cote d’Azur and our destination was the 5-star hilltop Relais & Chateaux, Le Mas Candille, in Mougins, that features a 1-star Michelin restaurant and the only Shiseido Spa in France–another dream experience.

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Nice-told Tales

After a 7-day cruise in the Mediterranean what I needed was two days in Nice, that is rapidly becoming my second favorite city in France.

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Grasse

I fully expected to be impressed with the Musée International de Parfums in Grasse but I wasn’t expecting to find one of France’s best hamburgers.

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Saint-Paul de Vence

The 1950s and ’60s were the Golden Age for this medieval hillside village. Saint-Paul became an amazing film set, hosting French and foreign movie stars drawn to the French Riviera by the Victorinefilm studios in Nice and by the Cannes Film Festival.

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Nice is Nice

Undeterred by the late afternoon rain suggesting the arrival of April we opened our umbrellas and sauntered in the direction of the Place  Garibaldi named for the Nice-born hero of Italy. The palm trees, Belle Epoque hotels and apartments suggest old world charm, elegance and Italy.

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Le Lavandou

 

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Marseille, the Brooklyn of France

 

A visit to Marseille, the (old) Brooklyn of France.

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