• Remarkable Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Today, we’d like to take you with us to visit Notre-dame-de-la-Garde. This iconic monument in Marseille is overlooking the Old Port from above a 149m high peak. Also called La Bonne Mère, this 1864 Romano-byzantine style basilica is said to be looking after sailors and fishermen. You will surely appreciate the grace of the construction

  • Winter at St Tropez

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Winter is actually quite a good time to head to mythic St Tropez. You may not lie in the sun in a bikini the way Brigitte Bardot did in the famous Roger Vadim’s film “Et Dieu créa la femme” but you will enjoy way more of it than during summer time. First and mainly you

  • Menton’s citrus festival

    A bright citrus festival by the Mediterranean Sea

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Oh, we love that one! February is the month of festivals and carnivals on the Riviera. Our favourite one is no doubt the Menton’s citrus festival. Each year the city builds humongous sculptures with lemons and oranges on a new theme.  An exhibit is set for 2 weeks in the Bioves Gardens so visitors can

  • Vasarely Aix en Provence

    Colour and geometry

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    We like this unconventional painting reuniting optical art and blending of colours. Hungary born artist, Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) was a prominent figure in the XXth century. His personal approach of abstract art and his creation of volumes with shades and shapes brought him some notoriety. He chose Aix-en-Provence to build a gallery where visitors could

  • A garden above the sea

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Do you remember the resplendent princess of Monaco? We love Grace Kelly and we won’t miss a chance each year to pay her a tribute and to visit her favorite places. We like to see where she liked to walk and rest, to shop where she’d shop, the places she used to live and to

  • Calanques of Cassis

    Calanques of Cassis : your next adventure

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    We have found an incredible place for you to test your adrenaline. The high cliffs of Cassis diving in the sea are a paradise for every rock climber and a challenge you have to be up for. These beautiful limestone cliffs offer all the irregularities and tricks a rock climber can dream of. They culminate

  • Street art in Marseille

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    The oldest French city is an open book. Walls address the visitor and reveal the soul of neighborhoods. Inhabitants express their art, mood and personality on the façades of Marseille. Colourful walls surprise tourists and locals alike around each corner of the streets. Among old stones, murals address the sea. Telling stories, expressing grieves or

  • When painting makes the rocks live

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    OK, this is one of our favourite must-see shows in Provence. At the foot of the village of Les Baux de Provence lay limestone quarries. No longer in use, they host a one-of-a-kind light and sound show featuring the greatest artists worldwide. The white stones were used to build the castle and the city of

  • Vincent Van Gogh's room

    In search of Vincent Van Gogh

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    Living in Provence, we like time to time to go on the footsteps of some of the greatest artists who lived here. Today we opted for Vincent Van Gogh and went to the monastery of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole. A place he chose to be admitted in at some point in his agitated life as he was looking

  • Beautiful Glanum

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    On our way to the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence we can’t help but stop in Saint Remy de Provence to admire the marvellous archeological site of Glanum. This Greek city nested in the beautiful National Parc of the Alpilles was very prosperous under the reign of Roman Emperor Auguste. It was dedicated