The Area

In this section, we try to provide a glimpse of the area we live in. Note our use of the word "glimpse" -- as in "visual"! Our emphasis is definitely on images. Other web sites and guide books already provide ample text notes on the places covered in this section. Do you have a favorite spot you would like to see included? Send us a request!

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Area Map

Showing our neck of the woods

 

* Valbonne

A few photographs of the village of Valbonne

 

* Le Château

Views of the "château" in Nice

 

* Eze-Village

One of the most beautiful villages of the Riviera

 

* Biot

Right around the corner from where we live

 

* Saint-Paul de Vence

Photos of one of the most visited villages in France

 

La Croisette

Playground of the rich and famous...

 

Roquebrune-Cap Martin

Featuring, among other things, a very old olive tree

 

* St-Tropez

This could well be the most famous of them all

 

Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Home of the world's best croissants?

 

Sainte Agnès

The highest coastal village in Europe

 

Cimiez

The fancy part of Nice -- since Roman times

 

* Le Vieux Nice

The old part of Nice and the old market

 

Antibes

The nearest town from where we live

 

* Peillon

A village that tourism hasn't discovered yet

 

Beuil

Summer photos of the oldest ski resort in the area

 

Entrevaux

This medieval village is a must-see

 

* Gourdon

In Queen Victoria's footsteps...

 

* Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

Worth a visit whether one likes faïence or not

 

Monaco

Finally! Photos of the principality at our doorstep

 

The Esterel

Photos of a wonderful hike through the Esterel

 

* Gorges du Verdon

Following the sentier du pêcheur

 

* Gorges du Loup

Hiking around this amazing Canyon

 

Pic de Courmettes

Or: The Twin Peaks Hike

 

* Montagne Sainte Victoire

The most spectacular hike yet

 

Pic du Cap Roux

The best view from any Esterel peak

 

Cassis

Cassis and its famous calanques

 

* Saint Barnabé

A huge plateau and a most elusive hamlet

 

Saint-Honorat

Sixteen centuries of religious history

 

Nice by iPhone

A stroll without a camera... except the iPhone!

 

Aven & Plaine de Cavaillore

A hike and an unexpected rescue operation

 

The Cap d'Antibes

Walking along the western shore of this beautiful cape

 

Antibes Revisited

A few more recent photographs of this picturesque city

 

* 2010 Film Festival

Stroll along the Croisette during the Festival!

 

Le Suquet en fleurs

Checking out one of the newer festivals in Cannes

 

Saint-Raphaël

Long overdue page about this resort town

 

Sainte-Marguerite

Photos from a visit to the larger of the Iles de Lérins

 

* Le Cannet

Better two decades late than never!

 

* Villefranche-sur-Mer

A winter visit to a seaside resort east of Nice

 

* Castellane

Climbing up to Notre Dame du Roc

 

* Thoronet Abbey

Visiting a nicely restored Cistercian Abbey

 

* Mougins

A long overdue visit to a neighboring village

 

* Peille

A village of Via Ferrata fame

 

* Tour de la Castre

A bird's-eye view of Cannes

 

* Aix-en-Provence

A long overdue visit to this beautiful place

 

* Menton

A visit to The Pearl of France

 

* Port Grimaud

Visiting The Venice of Provence

 

* Polygone Riviera

A shopping theme park right at our doorstep

 

* Auribeau-sur-Siagne

Sharing narrow footpaths with over 1,500 cyclists

 

* Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild's home on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat


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