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Only just received this – late notice I know, but it looks wonderful! 


Details: http://www.pontdugard.fr/fr/evenement/envolee-celeste?utm_source=Abonn%C3%A9s+Newsletter&utm_campaign=44615c7c17-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_20423ddae2-44615c7c17-55902981





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and it’s not far from Aix….Villa Les Cedres is a 187-year old mansion based in 35 acres of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.  It has 14 bedrooms and incredibly ornate reception areas – it used to be owned by King Leopold of Belgium.  Yours for 350 million euros.

I can’t see my Billy bookcases in there somehow.

No, I would much prefer Picasso’s house which is currently being auctioned.  Called Mas de Notre Dame de Vie, it is near to Mougins.  It looks beautiful and is on the market for offers over 20.2 million euros.  That’s more like it!

Have a look on: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4843678/Pablo-Picasso-s-French-Riviera-estate-auction.html


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‘Quel Amour’ is the theme for a major cultural festival opening in Marseille on Valentine’s Day, 14th Feb 2018.


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This beautiful vineyard at Les Arcs-sur-Argens is a must-visit, not just for its natural beauty and acclaimed wines, but also for the outstanding Chapelle Sainte-Rosaline in the grounds.  It not only contains artistic gems (Giacometti and Chagall), but also the 680-year  old  body of the saint herself, reposing in the nave in a glass case.  So who was she?

Rosaline born in 1263 was a child of a local aristocratic family, noted for her piety and practical help for the poor. One    day, her father caught her secreting bread to the needy in her apron, but when challenged, she let go of the apron and out fell roses(more…)

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Next weekend (7th-8th October) sees the annual Fete de la Courge in Rians in the Var, and it is one of my favourite village festivals: mainly as it is so very un-English. (more…)

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The Hard Rock café in Marseille’s Cours d’Estienne d’Orves has just closed after (more…)

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I never need much of an excuse to visit Sanary-sur-Mer, (more…)

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