Come with me to Villefranche sur Mer
Travel with a small group of women to the Riviera in September
As I sit here at Dubai International Airport, waiting for my connecting flight to Nice, I thought (given that I have a 9-hour stopover) it might be a good time to discuss some of my personal tips for long-haul travel. Each time I make the pilgrimage to my beloved France, I come from Australia, so I think I’m probably as skilled as anyone might be in managing the 30+ hour flight from my country town – via Sydney – to Paris or Nice.Read More
If you haven’t been to Eze, it’s time it was on your list. One of my absolute favourite places to visit when I stay in Villefranche sur Mer is the perched hilltop village of Eze. This beautiful village dates back to the middle ages and clings impressively to the mountainside above the Mediterranean Sea, between …Read More
For such an international city, how is the night scene still so French-focused? You’ve probably seen it a million times: Parisians lined up, blocking the sidewalk outside a local theatre after work, waiting for entry to see a show, every night of the week. Haven’t yet been privy to the familiar scene? Be on the …Read More
Bonjour from another Francophile! A guest post by Jane Dunning. I’m not sure who is most passionate about France, All Things French’s Louise or me (Jane Dunning, author of ‘Thirty-five Minutes to St Tropez‘ and ‘Stolen Summer‘). I might win the prize for the most stays in France, at over 100, but I am older …Read More
Deep into the left bank of the River Seine, discover the meeting grounds of the unforgettable ‘Lost Generation’. Many writers, painters, sculptors, and actors, such as Hemingway, Picasso, Fitzgerald and Chagall, found solace and inspiration in the Bohemian lifestyle of Paris during the 1920’s. In Montparnasse, amongst the buzz of neon signs, car horns, and …Read More
‘Dalida, her Wardrobe On and Off-Stage’ When I was in Paris, I had the considerable pleasure of seeing an exhibition of the extensive wardrobe of renowned singer Dalida, showing the Palais Galliera. The Palais is a stunning example of 19th century architecture, and is devoted to the exhibition of fine fashion, clothing and textile design. …Read More
Stay in the *heart* of Villefranche sûr Mer. Discover the Côte d'Azur: the hilltop village of Èze, over-the-top Monaco, gentle Antibes and rocking Juan les Pins, vieux Nice, and more. Swim at Beaulieu sur Mer, visit Villa et Jardins de Rothschild and the divine Villa Kerylos.
Go touring and experience those fabulous Mediterranean views, and have lunch in Italy. Breakfast at the celebrated Welcome Hotel, dine by the harbour, and relax in a beautiful apartment in the old town.
Oh, and the restaurants, and shopping..!