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Agay and Dramont

As we mentioned in our last blog, continuing along the coast from Théoule sur Mer we kept going. There aren’t actually that many places to stop around the headland of the Esterel, and unless you get there early, you won’t … Continue reading

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Théoule sur Mer and a sombre reminder

As we’ve commented before, we have two ways back from church in Cannes. One is the fast motorway route that winds smoothly over the hills. The other is to take the spectacular, cliff-hugging  road along the coast (the Corniche d’Or), … Continue reading

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Snow in Taradeau

As promised, we did indeed have an encounter with the “Beast from the East” or as it is more clunkily named here la vague de froid Moscou-Paris: the “Moscow-Paris cold wave”. That’s a term that probably reflects the long shadow … Continue reading

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Winter lingers and the “Beast from the East” approaches

This time last year we wrote about the imminence of spring and warmer days. But this year has been different: the south of France has not been exempt from the cold weather that has gripped much of the western Europe … Continue reading

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Winter Walks by the Argens

We’ve had a busy week but it’s been filled with things that don’t lend themselves to photos – being invited round for a meal, editing work, going to the cinema. So we thought we’d post some photos taken from three walks … Continue reading

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Working on the oppidum

It’s been over a year since we posted anything about the Taradeau oppidum, that fortified settlement above our village which dates from around the first century BC. But that doesn’t mean that we have stopped our involvement there. On the … Continue reading

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A short walk in the Maures

The ridge of the Massif des Maures (pronounced ‘moor’) lies between us and the sea and is clearly visible from our house. It’s not the highest of mountain ranges, barely making 1000 feet, but it’s a prominent feature. Prominent geographically … Continue reading

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