Menton: “The Pearl of France”

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After spending quite a bit of time in Menton when I lived on the French Riviera, I can assure you that the city lives up to its nickname "the pearl of France."  Located in France’s Côte d’Azur, Menton’s unique culture is influenced by its proximity to both Monaco (to the west) and Italy (to the east). Thanks to the region’s subtropical micro-climate, les mentonnais (inhabitants of Menton) enjoy ... Read Full Article

Shop the Markets of Provence and the Cote d’Azur

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When in Provence, checking out the many street markets is a must. While in France we build our sightseeing around the markets. We get to the town early, visit the market and spend the rest of the day visiting the sights. The vendors at these markets are friendly and most will speak at least a little English. If not, you can use hand gestures to let them know what you want and how much. It ... Read Full Article