La Belle France

Je viens du sud. I come from the South. This summer, I went back where everything started, my hometown, Toulouse, or as it is known all over France, la Ville Rose, (the Pink City,) because of its magnificent red brick buildings. The 4th largest city in France, with the third largest student population, Toulouse is young,…

  How I like to start my day sur la Côte d’Azur… Bonjour from Nice! How I love this summer ritual and the time spent in my favorite French city! This year, things were a bit different. Junior was invited to tag along with Maman, you see. I’d say he made the most of it… Skateboarding along…

I am counting the days to my next French vacation. As always, there will be several great cities in the itinerary. It will be difficult to choose a favorite. Two at least hold a special place in my {French} heart. One of them gets mentioned often on the blog, or on the French Girl in…

Tomorrow morning, I will say goodbye to Nice, and the French Riviera, or as we, French people, like to call it, la Côte d’Azur. It has been quite the vacation. Tonight, as I am packing my bag, enjoying one last evening in my cozy apartment in the heart of le Vieux Nice (Nice’s old town,) I…

 Bonjour les amis, Les vacances are going smoothly here in my little corner of the French Riviera. The weather is ideal, around 85F during the day, and a balmy 70F at night. I could not ask for more. Nice is a gift that keeps giving. The city itself has enough to keep anyone busy and entertained,…

Chère Nice (Dear Nice,) Do you remember what I said to you when I left and flew back to Seattle last summer? This is what I wrote to wrap up that last story after the wonderful week you gave me: “{Nice}, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.“ Nice, I like you, I really like you.…

It’s been a week since I returned from my most excellent adventure in Nice. Déjà. (Already.) I miss you, Nice, mon amie. I miss your blue skies, the Mediterranean, your colorful walls, your olive trees and giant palm trees. I can’t wait to see you again. Today I would like to tell the story of a…

In love with Nice

A long time ago, I fell in love with the idea of Nice and the French Riviera before I even took my first trip here. There were so many stories, and legends. Painters, writers, celebrities have come here, only to become enamored with the light, the vibrancy, the lifestyle. Some stayed. Matisse. Chagall. Others opted…

Bonjour les amis. A recent visit to Eze convinced me that there is indeed, a Heaven, and that we, humans, do not need to wait to get there. Welcome to Eze-le-Village, sitting way up high on la Côte d’Azur, 430 meters (1410 feet) above the Mediterranean. One of Nice‘s many qualities is how democratic the…

Bonjour my posse.  I have good news and bad news. On the bright side, the studio WiFi connection started working the day after I posted my last story (it was probably me, doing the wrong thing, as I am not known for being a “techie”.) The bad news is I went to Monaco today and I…