French Riviera Itinerary

10 Day French Riviera and Provence Itinerary

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The south of France…the land of beautiful coastal cities, glitzy beaches, vineyards, lavender, and one of the world’s best cuisines.  This is where the rich and famous come to relax and party. It is a land of luxury, with yachts dotting the shorelines, fancy hotels in every city, and epic parties you read about in magazines. If you get your …

Pere Lechaise

Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Photos

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Pere Lachaise Cemetery, located in Paris, France, is one of the best known and most visited cemeteries in the world. A visit here may sound like a macabre way to spend an afternoon, but a stroll among the tombstones and mausoleums can be fascinating. Entering the cemetery is almost like entering another world. The traffic and the rush of city …

Ten Fun Things to do in Paris with Kids

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Our trip to London and Paris was our kids’ very first experience in Europe. They were only 8 and 9 years old at the time, so we wanted to pick two cities that had recognizable landmarks, good food, and fun things to do with kids. During our four days in Paris we toured most of the major sites, ate lots …

Cycle Mont Ventoux

Cycling Mont Ventoux, the Giant of Provence

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Mont Ventoux is one of the most famous mountains in Europe. It is featured in many Tour de France races, appearing every several years as one of the great climbs of the race. The history and the drama that has unfolded on this mountain is legendary. For cyclists, both amateur and professional, Mont Ventoux is a climb that makes the …

Cannes Film Festival

Joining the Paparazzi during the Cannes Film Festival

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Our timing was amazing during our trip to the French Riviera. Tim and I randomly picked a week in May to spend in the French Riviera and Provence and we were lucky enough to be able see the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix course. Tim and I spent an afternoon in Cannes. The town was filled with …