Provence and the Cote d'Azur: Discover the Spirit of the South of France
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Take a journey through the dreamiest regions of France: the enchanting villages of Provence and the magnificent coastline of the Côte d'Azur. From the author of Paris, this gorgeous lifestyle guide steers readers away from crowded tourist destinations to reveal hidden gems at every turn: overflowing markets, chic ateliers, quaint cafés, cobblestone streets, sweeping vistas, and exceptional galleries. The accessible writing provides history and context for each stop on the adventure, and the vibrant, color-soaked photographs capture the spirit of this popular place. Packaged as a flexi-bound paperback with a ribbon page marker, Provence and the Côte d'Azur is a must-have for lovers of style, food, travel, design, and, bien sûr, France!
hadn’t counted on Antibes’ gentle pace and easygoing nature; her architectural marvels and magnificent villas; her secret coves (especially those tucked away at Cap d’Antibes); her slinky ports (of which there are many); her fabulous festivals (antiques, jazz, teak boats); and her quiet Old Town, with its long protective port wall and exquisitely small streets. Antibes will charm you, especially if you’ve just come from the manic pace of Nice and Cannes. It’s the flip side of the Riviera: a
five-seas-hotel-cannes.com GRAND-HÔTEL DU CAP-FERRAT Glamour, grandeur, and grace From its name alone, you expect the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat to be an impressive place. Well, it’s more than impressive—people struggle for superlatives here. It is the Titanic of hotels; a splendid illustration of what you can create with enough money, enough time, and enough taste. The kind of guests who come here are the kind with a Prince in their title, or an Oscar on their mantel. You can barely imagine
beautiful home (which also has sumptuous views) now offers residences of one to three months for creative professionals to dedicate themselves to a project. Outside Ménerbes, there is much to be inspired by. If you love lavender, make for the ancient Abbaye Saint Hilaire, less than two miles/about three kilometers southeast of the village. In the height of summer, the fields around the abbey explode with lavender, and the monks themselves go out and pick it when it’s ready to be harvested—a
proffering produce, clothing, soaps, flowers, and art. Once you’ve strolled through the stalls, go wander through the myriad lanes of the Old Town, most lined with modern boutiques. Saint-Rémy is a shopper’s town, with stores that are both interesting and upscale. There are interior design stores, linen stores, and shops that sell striped French canvas fashioned into deck chairs, bags, seats, and awnings. There are luxury food stores, stylish fashion stores, and, of course, ceramics stores with
famous, not only in Avignon but around the world. The 12th-century bridge originally had 22 arches spanning about half a mile/900 meters across the Rhône and was regarded as an architectural marvel. However, the bridge collapsed frequently and had to be reconstructed multiple times. The bridge was an important strategic crossing between Lyon and the Mediterranean Sea (and between Italy and Spain) and was therefore closely guarded on both sides. (On the Avignon side, the bridge passed through a