There is a rich marine life on the beaches along the Cotes D’Azur. I know this only too well, having gone out on Saturday straight after coming back from the beach, only to have a good friend pick bits of seaweed off my feet later that night. I also almost stepped on a sea urchin […]
Archive | July, 2014
There are many takes on pan bagnat (courtesy of slate.fr) but this is the most authentic I’ve come across. At least that’s what my local friends say… And if you want confirmation of that, visit the official société for the protection of the original recipe of the pan bagnat.
France has witnessed a number of violent incidents in the last couple of months. Last month the Mayor of Nice banned foreign flags in the city after celebrations of Algeria’s victory in the World Cup turned violent. The ban stayed in place until the end of the World cup. This Sunday saw a pro-Palestinian march […]
A few years ago a friend of mine translated the following conversation he had just overheard on the beach. An Italian woman was explaining to her husband and his friend that, contrary to popular belief, the best way to get an all over tan was to stay in one position, as that way your sides, […]
The ‘Train des Pignes’ has been meandering through the French countryside for over 100 years. It connects Nice to Digne les Bains in the Alpes. Pignes means pine in French. Some say the train was given its name as it chugged along so slowly that passengers could pick pine cones from the track and jump […]