The words Côte d'Azur, for most travelers, conjure up a distinctive set of mental images. Rosé on a beach. Nightclubs filled with sun-kissed Brigitte Bardot types. Languid afternoons spent lounging on
The South of France has long been a traveler's dream for its epic coastlines and iconic lavender-covered hills. But a visit to the city of Nîmes, between the Mediterranean coast and the Cévennes mountain
This six-hour train ride reveals known and little-known worlds. The direct train pulls away from Gare de Lyon and heads southwards almost the whole length of the French countryside. Gazing out of the of
There is a fragility to lovely places that nags at me even as I wallow in them – the Ile de Porquerolles being one of them. Everybody knows this wooded offshore hidey-hole just south of the Côte d’Azur.
You would expect Cannes – Riviera headliner, with a genius for stretching a fortnight's film festival glam across an entire year – to have some star clubs. You'd be right. The Cannes experience requires