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Sunshine after Rain: walking in Les Alpes Maritimes (Part Two)

Into every life a little rain must fall, and even in the south of France it can be cold and wet in April. A couple of rainy days gave time for rest and reading, and a short damp walk before the warmth and sun returned. 1,427 more words


Sunshine & Limestone: walking in les Alpes Maritimes (Part One)

After a long, dark, cold winter it was time to search out spring sunshine. The Alpes-Maritimes are a lovely place to walk in April, although Easter was so early this year and the winter so harsh that Spring had hardly begun and the land was still clothed in its winter colours. 1,186 more words


Postcard from Paris-Nice 2018

One of these years I will endeavour to follow the entire route of Paris-Nice, just not this year.  This time I joined the race for the start of stage 5 in Salon-de-Provence. 850 more words


Artist of the moment.........Danu

Danu is a contemporary sculptor from France renown for his large works featuring the human figure and animals. Danu was born in Vence, Cote D’Azure, France in the year 1955. 134 more words

Matisse, a Nun, and a Chapel

Night Nurse Needed – Should be young and pretty. This was the ad Henri Matisse placed with the nursing school in Nice, France in 1942. He was seventy-two years-old and still working while recovering from a serious surgery. 977 more words

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CHAPTER 16. France

As soon as the boat sailed we got down to serious business, as there was all the packing to be done. It was almost as bad as when we got packed at home and everybody was just about as bad tempered. 2,392 more words