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.
“Before then, I had no ambition to live in France, couldn’t speak French, and knew Paris only as a periodic visitor. It quickly became apparent that this was the city where I was always destined to put down roots.”
COMPETITION: Interview with John Baxter part 2 – Expat author – WIN one of 3 copies of ‘The Most Beautiful Walk’
"No writer 'decides' to write. The decision is made in the genes. Talent manifests itself first in infancy as a voracious desire to read. By the time they are seven or eight, writers already know they have a special skill."
Okay, so maybe it isn’t an actual 'book club', considering that I am the only member. And maybe it doesn’t actually take place in Paris. But these fantastic, beautiful, page-turning books are, in some way or another, related to Paris.
It’s a hard task to find a person who has never heard about ‘The Little Prince’. This French character is probably one of the most well-known in world literature. But how many of us have explored the depth of Exupéry’s philosophic thought?