Monthly Archives: July 2015

Postcards from Southern France: Old Nice by foot

One of the most captivating areas of Nice is the Old Town. Locals say that Nice’s heart and soul beat in the Old Town. The winding narrow streets, similar to corridors, are full of restaurants, coffee shops and local art … Continue reading

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Postcards from Monaco: Wealth and good taste in one go

Although I have written this article while visiting the South of France, I could not keep the same title of the series “Postcards from Southern France”. Monaco’s inhabitants may feel insulted when placing their country in France or even when … Continue reading

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Postcards from Southern France: Cannes

When we hear “Cannes” we first think of the famous film festival. But Cannes means more than that. It is a place with a rich cultural life. We could not miss Cannes while visiting the French Riviera. It is a … Continue reading

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Postcards from Southern France: Grasse, world’s capital of perfume

Grasse could be easily reached by train from Cannes. The city is considered the world’s capital of perfume as it keeps going on a well-established tradition which goes back to the 17th century. According to local statistics, each year there … Continue reading

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Postcards from Southern France: Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Nice

The Russian Orthodox Cathedral is a piece of Russian land in the heart of Nice. The Cathedral is officially the property of the Russian Federation following a final decision of the French Court, which closed a long juridical battle between … Continue reading

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Postcards from Southern France: Èze, the eagle’s nest of the South

With about 3000 inhabitants, Èze is a village located between Nice and Monaco. Èze is famous for its medieval village, the Chapelle de la Sainte Croix, the oldest building of the village, which dates back to 1306. The village is … Continue reading

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Postcards from Southern France: Nice’s Castle Hill

The Castle Hill or Colline du Château in French is located right on the coast, at about 90 meters above the sea level. The Hill houses the ruins of the former Château de Nice, which can be seen here. To … Continue reading

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