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Vie Française |

A French woman’s secret to staying slim

I was reminded of how French women eat while dining at a restaurant with an American friend recently. Halfway through our meal he noticed that as each course arrived I would methodically divide up the food and set aside a third.


Escapades |

Villefranche-sur-Mer: A petit bijou on the French Riviera

Very little on the Côte d’Azur is undiscovered. The deep-water harbour is ideal for cruise ships and day-trippers are off-loaded en masse during the peak summer season. It gets busy. Nonetheless, Villefranche somehow manages to guard its small fishing village atmosphere.


Escapades |

The local’s local French market in Nice

Most visitors to Nice at some point head for the best-known food and flower market in the city’s Old Town (Vieux Nice). The historic Cours Saleya Marché, named after the street it runs along, is a bustling, vibrant market with fruit and vegetables, olives, herbs and Provençal gifts.