STUNNING COCTEAU MUSEUM OPENS IN MENTON

by BobP This weekend, we’re celebrating the long-awaited new Cocteau museum in Menton, a Riviera city near Monaco and the French/Italian border.  Cocteau had a close relationship with the city while living in St Jean de Cap Ferrat in the 1950s. Menton adopted Cocteau as an honorary citizen after he redecorated a local marriage hall …

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PARIS’ COVERED WALKWAYS

by BobP As winter approaches, Parisians flock to covered walkways – called galeries or passages – to avoid the cold as they shop and people-watch in cafés.  Most of these date from the 19th century and are on the right bank.  Each has its own character and style.  Here are a few of my favourites… Right Bank Galerie Vivienne (Métro …

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MENTON – MAGNIFIQUE!

by BobP They always say to question conventional wisdom.  I long-ago concluded, in the height of my youthful arrogance, that Menton – a border town on the French/Italian Riviera, was without interest.  Dario and his glam friend Faye from London have proven me wrong!  The town’s name means chin in French, and I can assure, after a second …

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