Visit Arles Apmhitheatre, and nearby nearby Théâtre Antique d'Arles

Be Impressed by the Roman Architecture and Amphitheatre in Arles

Some of the most beautiful features of Arles are the Roman architectural buildings that still exist in the town today. It’s truly amazing to be able to walk amongst genuine, beautiful, Roman history, reaching back 2000 years into another age and culture. To touch a hand-carved stone crafted by an artisan two millennia ago brings with it an awe-inspiring wonderment …

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Institut de Francais, Villefranche-sur-Mer, on the French Riviera

Learn French at the Institut de Français on the French Riviera.

Imagine, one month on the Côte d’Azur! One of my most memorable visits to France was in 2013, when I experienced one whole month of full French-language immersion training at the Institut de Français in one of the most fabulous locations on the French Riviera. I studied at the school in Villefranche-sur-Mer. A true bucket-list dream. I had started a …

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Uzès, Discover One of My Absolute Favourite French Villages.

I was first introduced to the idea of visiting Uzès by Jean-Marie of Our French Impressions. He was born in the area and lived much of his life in the local region, and his family continue to live there. At the time, I remember that I struggled repeatedly to even pronounce the name ‘Uzès’, or to find out much about …

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Villa Kerylos, an Authentic & Luxurious Replica Greek Palace

Villa Kerylos, an Authentic & Luxurious Replica Greek Palace.

If you are visiting Villefranche and want to really spoil yourself, allow some time to visit one of the most spectacular villas on Cap Ferrat, Villa Kerylos. I had been visiting Villefranche every year for 4 years before I finally made the effort to walk across to Beaulieu-sur-Mer to see this remarkable Greek villa. I’m not sure why it took …

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Discover Arles, Gateway to the Camargue and Luberon

Stay in Arles, Gateway to the Camargue and Luberon.

Arles, centrally located to visit the Camargue region and southern Luberon. Fabulous markets, beautiful architecture, and ancient Roman Ruins. #secret A couple of months ago I began to plan my upcoming visit to France. Arles made it to the top of the list. As is often the case, I asked my Facebook community to recommend some beautiful places for me to …

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Eze, Cote d'Azur, Riviera | All Things French

The Enchanting Village of Eze on the French Riviera.

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 St Jean Cap Ferrat and …

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Dalida, une Garde-robe de la Ville à la Scène.

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. It houses its own …

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Chateau de Chantilly, Domaine de Chantilly | All Things French

Discover the Beautiful Château de Chantilly.

Experience a fairy-tale moment from your childhood dreaming. For travellers like myself, seeing any Châteaux in France is like stepping through the looking glass into an unreal world. Château de Chantilly is no exception. In pristine condition and nestled serenely into it’s flawless landscape, this beautiful castle must be seen to be believed. The building and gardens themselves are stunning, to say nothing …

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Villa et Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild | All Things French

Fall in Love with Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.

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 magnificent views across the fabulous …

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Visit Villefranche, the Jewel of the Riviera.

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 Français 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 had visited France only twice, …

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