On the buses

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Explore the region for the price of a two euro return bus fare: RT journalist Carolyn Reynier continues her tour of the best bus routes in the Alpes-Maritimes.Read more

Leaseback schemes

While many of our resident readers live and work, or have retired, near or in the big towns and cities on the coast, France’s southern Alps in the Hautes Alpes and Alpes de Haute Provence départements offer a complete change of scenery which can be enjoyed throughout the year.Read more

This month: interview with a Mediterranean maestro

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Theo Randall, former head chef at London’s famous River Café has been heavily influenced by his holidays as a child in Italy and his frequent visits to the French Riviera.Read more

Holidaying with autocrats

Would things have been better if they had not chosen Tunisia and Egypt for their holidays?Read more

On the buses

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Explore the region for the price of a two euro return bus fare: RT journalist Carolyn Reynier continues her tour of the best bus routes in the Alpes-Maritimes.Read more

Holiday hotspots sans politics

At the end of last year, I came across an article that claimed visitor numbers in Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, like the Costa del Sol and the French Riviera, were on the slide. Turns out that with the increasing number of budget flights to the cheaper, perma-sunny coastlines of countries like Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt, pricey holidays to euro-currency countries were losing their appeal for crisis hit north Europeans. Read more

This month: Creature comforts for cold times

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If you get up early enough, while the more rational part of your brain is still asleep, you can make your way down the deserted streets to the sea and dive in.Read more

So you want to be alone

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For some time I have been conducting a passionate no-holds-barred love affair with Italian; and for an even longer time I’ve wanted to experience a monastic retreat.Read more

A sullen start

The New Year for France’s politicians began badly. On the first weekend after the holiday, a gaggle of Socialist Party leaders trooped off to Jarnac, in the Cognac region, to pay their respects at the graveside of the late President François Mitterrand on the 15th anniversary of his death.Read more

On the buses

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Explore the region for the price of a two euro return bus fare: RT journalist Carolyn Reynier continues her tour of the best bus routes in the Alpes-Maritimes.Read more

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