Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild – one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces on the Côte d’Azur

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also called Villa Île-de-France, is one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces on the Côte d’Azur built on a summit of the Cap Ferrat peninsula between 1905 and 1912 in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat by Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild (1864-1934).

The villa was designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah, and constructed between 1905 …

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Èze village – eagle’s nest

Èze (fr. Èze) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France, approximately 13 kilometres from Nice and 9 km from Monaco.

Originally, the territory of the Principality of Monaco was considered to begin in the Èze village (outskirts of Nice), running along the Mediterranean coast to Menton, on the present Italian border.

Èze has been …

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Mougins old village and its arts history

Mougins (Fr. Mougins) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in south-eastern France.

It is located on the heights of Cannes, in the district of Grasse. Tourism is mainly developed in art: gastronomy and artists’ exhibitions (painters and sculptors). Its strategic location makes Mougins a common “crossroads” between the agglomerations of Cannes and Grasse connected to the …

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The military port of Toulon – major French naval gate on France’s Mediterranean coast

Toulon (Fr. Toulon) is a city and a large port on the Mediterranean coast, with a major naval base. Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Toulon is the capital of the Var department.

The military port of Toulon is the major naval centre on France’s Mediterranean coast, home of the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and …

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Saint-Raphaël has been classified as a health resort since 1914

Saint-Raphaël (fr. Saint-Raphaël) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in south-eastern France.

The town was classified as a health resort on 15 September 1914. Beaches and business tourism represent an important part of the local economy.

Together with Fréjus they form an urban location known as Fréjus-Saint-Raphaël.

A seaside resort, the town’s …

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Monaco and its attractions

The Principality of Monaco (fr. Principauté de Monaco) is the second-smallest country by area in the world; only Vatican City is smaller. Monaco is the most densely populated country in the world.

The principality benefits from a mild Mediterranean climate and has many luxury hotel facilities. The Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place there every …

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