Excursions

Villefranche-sur-Mer: Terroir of Myth & Inspiration

Many towns have poetic associations: Hull with Philip Larkin, Ambleside with Wordsworth, but Villefranche-sur-Mer, the ...
Excursions

Cap Ferrat on Foot

From Nice eastwards, the Riviera is best viewed from ground level. And pedestrians, smug in ...
Excursions

This Fabled Coast

On the Riviera, almost every town and village proclaims its literary associations. Wall plaques and ...
Festivals & Events

The Sound of Summer

This article first appeared in our sister website, AMB-Côte d’Azur, in 2006 but we’ve reprinted ...
Writers & Artists

The Riviera Loves of H.G. Wells

The English novelist and journalist Herbert George (H. G.) Wells was best known for science ...
Writers & Artists

Somerset Maugham and Villa Mauresque

The Cap Ferrat dangles like an earring from the Riviera coastline, its shores adorned with ...
Writers & Artists

Nicolas de Staël – an Artist’s Rise and Fall

Like so many artists before him, Nicolas de Staël was enchanted by the light and ...
Writers & Artists

Miles Davis on the Promenade

Created by the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, this extraordinary statue stands in front ...
Writers & Artists

Graham Green, Our Man in Antibes

In Antibes, Graham Green is commemorated by a tiny plaque outside the rear entrance of ...
Writers & Artists

Dorothy Parker in Antibes

On the Cap d’Antibes, at the entrance to the chemin des Mougins, a fragment of ...