It’s no wonder Nice, the jewel of Provence and capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department, draws millions of visitors each year. They come to experience its classic atmosphere, shop among the finest designer stores, and simply enjoy the spectacular sea views of the Cote d’Azur.
St. Tropez on the shimmering Cote d’Azur is renowned for its glamour, glitz and elegance, but is it a realistic holiday destination with children in tow? Vintage Travel explores whether this ultra-chic French Riviera coastal resort is feasible with the kids…
St Tropez is without doubt one of the most unique shopping experiences in France. You will find a late night grocery shop right next to a boutique selling Dior, Louis Vuitton or Dolce & Gabbana. The resort has butchers, bakers and candlestick makers, with the world’s leading designers camped next door in little back alleys.
When planning a wedding, the honeymoon has to be one of the most exciting aspects of wedding organisation. You’ll be happily married, all the pre-wedding jitters will be behind you and you and your ‘other half’ will be jetting off to a week or so of romantic freedom. The biggest question related to planning a
The marvellous pyramid-shaped rocky island of Le Mont Saint-Michel is to be found just over Brittany’s border with Normandy, one kilometre out to sea at the mouth of the River Couesnon, not far from Avranches. Le Mont Saint-Michel was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979 and attracts more than three and a half
There is nothing quite like starting married life in style than having your honeymoon in the south of France, which offers a taste of everything. Wandering around the many quaint and charming chapel-strewn villages and exploring which of the intimate and characterful restaurants serves the best wine and cuisine in the lush and roaming hillsides.
A calendar of colour, vibrancy and passion – St Tropez’s 2011 festival line-up. St Tropez may be world-renowned for being a seaside lined with yachts, trendy terrace cafes and society’s glamorous elite, but its religious festivities remain less well-documented than the town’s penchant for reeling in the well-heeled and famous. At the end of May,
Our guide to the best carnival in the South of France – The Nice Mardi Gras 2011! Being associated with flamboyance, colour, joviality and life, Mardi Gras celebrations could be described as being the ultimate carnival festivity. And none more so than in the city of Nice, where every street, square, boulevard and building comes alive the
A programme of events dedicated to the tradition of Christmas and New Year in the south western corner of France, with a particular emphasis on wine, is to be held in the wine cellars in the town of Beziers. Until 2 January next year, the Beziers Mediterranean Tourist Office is putting on a series of
From the 13th until the 21st of November this year the French Riviera city of Nice will be spruced up nicely for a nine day musical bonanza. The Centre National de Creation in Nice organises the annual MANCA festival, with inspirational shows and performances. The festival is aimed at attracting both established musicians and aspiring