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French Riviera

The Most Disappointing Destination in Europe?

John Nicholson | Posted 10.26.2015 | Travel
John Nicholson

I love Europe. Who doesn't? It's filled with so much sophistication, dotted with beautiful cities and villages, steeped in history that has shaped the...

Flash Floods In French Riviera Kill At Least 16 People

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.04.2015 | World

By Matthias Galante CANNES, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Flash floods on the French Riviera killed 16 people and five others were reported missing on Sunday, pr...

Richard's Picks: Best Hotels in the World for Fall, 2015

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I spent the year on the road, pulling back the sheets of collocation at night, staying in places a roach wouldn't dare nap, but also discovering spaces that were transcendental in their hospitality, personality and sense of purpose.

Stop Asking Me How I Afford To Travel

Gloria Atanmo | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Gloria Atanmo

Ask anybody who travels, or travel bloggers in particular, how they feel about this question and I guarantee 99 percent of them will say the same as I'm about to. There is no magic. There is no formula. Just research, will and determination.

A Walk on Cap d'Antibes, Where 'Public' Is a Dirty Word

Rick Steves | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

But even more stunning were the villas -- many of which, like the yachts, sat unused. The experience got me thinking of walls, wild wealth and public access. So this video is not very pretty.

Some Thoughts on Yachts

Rick Steves | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

On the French Riviera, local guides memorize lists of the world's largest yachts. A fun dimension of Antibes is its bars, which cater to the crews of yachts like the ones here.

Nice Is Nice

Rick Steves | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Nice's old town artfully mixes the character of Italy (it was Italian until 1860) and France (elegant dining and a general affluence). In researching our guidebook, the selection of great-value restaurants was abundant.

Bienvenue to the French Riviera

Rick Steves | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

The French Riviera has amazing scenery. From the beautiful (but grotesquely touristy) mountaintop village of Eze, you can look down on Cap Ferrat. This cape is one of the most exclusive places for the rich and famous to live.

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in May?

Lonely Planet | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Lonely Planet

This month, we invite you to sing for spring at one of the world's most famous university cities, and mingle with the stars on the French Riviera.

Carnivals in the Côte d'Azur

Michael Schuermann | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

Most countries and cultures have their own way of celebrating the arrival of spring - with Easter egg hunts, dances around maypoles and shouts of "play ball" in baseball spring training camps. The French Riviera has developed its own way of welcoming spring.

It's Time for My Annual Fall Pledge Drive

Kipp Friedman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

The leaves are turning color, there's a crispness in the air and pumpkins are starting to appear on lawns. This can only mean one thing: It's time for my annual fall pledge drive.

The Pastis Fairytale Islands

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The fish was divine, the mussels out of this world, the wine, the crisps, the warm bread, the berries, the onion soup, the kittens jumping in our plates -- I will spare you the amount of the addition (bill) for the four of us.

Visiting 10 Real-Life Locations From FX's 'Archer' | Posted 11.12.2014 | Travel

Despite being an animated series (perhaps encouraged by that fact), Archer and his team at the International Secret Intelligence Service often travel to various high-flying locations around the world to practice spycraft.

Moonlight Shows Woody Still Has the 'Magic' Touch

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The dialogue, the skill of the actors, and the 1920s setting for the story all add to the emotional response drawn from the audience.

It's No Longer Haute To Go Topless On French Riviera

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel

Au reviour, boobies. If you're headed to the French Riviera soon, you're gonna want to pack a bikini top. Topless sunbathing is seeing a massive d...

Best Summer Beach Read: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is The Night

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

You needn't be by the sea to read it, of course, for you can see and smell and almost taste the Mediterranean, wherever you are, thanks to Fitzgerald's magical words.

5 Free Things To Do In The 'Jewel Of The French Riviera'

AP | MICHELLE LOCKE | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel

CANNES, France (AP) — This jewel of the French Riviera was a sleepy fishing village when 19th-century English aristocrat Henry Brougham began encour...

5 Gorgeous Real-Life Destinations That Inspired Your Favorite Books

Posted 05.13.2014 | Books

In a letter to Nelson Algren, Simone de Beauvoir once wrote, "I'm just leaving for Antibes. I am dreaming of sun, silence, and time to work." Whil...

Menton Lemon Festival: Celebrating the End of Winter in the French Riviera

Michael Schuermann | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

The easternmost town on the French Riviera, the Lemon Festival has marked the farewell to winter (or what passes for winter around here) since the end of the 19th century.

The Other Rivieras Of Europe You Should Care About

Posted 02.13.2014 | Travel

The French Riviera is wonderful and all, but it is, by and large, pricey and too tres chic for words, which is a problem for you when you want to take...

14 Places In France That Aren't Paris

The Huffington Post | Lisa Miller | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel

Photo credit: Paul Bica/Flickr Paris: you either love it or hate it. But don't let your feelings for Paris color your view of the rest of France....

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

Home Away | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Home Away

In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die.

Egon Finney, Rin Tin Tin, Scott Fitzgerald, and Water-Skiing, 1928

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.13.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Egon Finney is a Jazz Age celebrity no one has noticed since his lifetime, but who is surely as interesting as many of his human contemporaries -- and far more interesting than many of them.

Travel Guide: French Riviera

Architectural Digest | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Architectural Digest

With its rolling countryside, long, golden beaches, and breathtaking light, Saint-Tropez is one of the French Riviera's most enticing destinations

Welcome to My Midlife Crisis

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

I suddenly felt a desperate urge to change my life. I owned a record company, a movie studio, a casino in Monte Carlo and a modeling agency. It was an OK job but frankly, hanging out on the French Riviera with the likes of Scarlett and Mick was just not that fulfilling anymore.