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LA BELLE ÉPOQUE

In 1886 the Calais-Mediterrean Express, which linked London (via the Club Train) and Paris to the French Riviera was born and with it the belle époque made it’s way along the tracks to the French Riviera.  The buildings from that time are dotted all over Nice.  I have selected a few that best evoke the […]

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FROM CALVI TO AJACCIO – WHY WE HEART CORSICA

Corsica sits off the coast of Nice and is well worth visiting.  Like the Scots, the Corsicans consider themselves Corsican before French and the tiny island has only been part of France for a little over 200 years.   Part of the Republic of Geneo, briefly independent and even more briefly British, the question of […]

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