Small-group Women's Tours to the French Riviera
Are you dreaming of travelling to the South of France?
June and September 2020
Become a Global Francophile
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Villefranche sur Mer… my home away from home. My first experience of actually staying in France was when I studied French at the Institut de Francais in Villefranche in October, 2013. My birthday treat to myself. An absolutely marvellous, month-long immersion French language experience, high on the hillside above the Villefranche harbour. Before that, I …Read More
Villa et Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat One of the spectacular highlights of staying in Villefranche sur Mer is undoubtedly the experience of visiting the breathtaking Villa et Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. The deliciously feminine home of Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild is located on Cap Ferrat, the eastern flank of Villefranche harbour. The Villa has …Read More
Few places, in my experience, can match the extravagance of the Palais Garnier, 10 Place de l’Opéra, in Paris’ IV arrondissement. The 1979-seat Opera House is the most lavish building I have ever seen, perhaps ever built, in the modern age. The Palais Garnier has incredible detailing, opulence and majesty. This impressive masterpiece, built over a …Read More
Are you heading off for a while? Travelling? Taking the plunge? Packing your life into boxes and stashing it into storage can be an organised, methodical process. Or, it can be a nightmare – depending upon how you handle it. I like organised. It’s in my DNA. You can learn to be organised. My first …Read More
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
‘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..!