Unusual on the French Riviera

"I do not have any special talents, I'm just passionately curious."
Albert Einstein

"The monotony gives an extraordinary relief to the smallest events."
Ella Maillart

Images and texts related to situations, places, extraordinary or unusual events on the French Riviera in this section of the website ...

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Eze in lights

Eze en lumières

Some pictures and impressions of the friendly light show that took place in Eze village along the middle corniche in August 2019. Hoping that new editions embellish again the coming summer evenings.

Donation Kronberger Nice

Donation Kronberger Nice

We recommend you to visit the exhibition devoted to the recent donation by Mr Karlheinz Kronberger of 169 paintings in the city of Nice. Collection partly exposed to the magnificent Jules Cheret Museum of Fine Arts. Small report of the inauguration and some images of the exhibition.

Lou Passagin

Cross with Lou Passagin

A small Nice boat offers you a shortcut from one shore to the other of the port of Nice. Allegory of Nice and the Alpes-Maritimes: land of travelers and tourists from all over the world. Exploration in photos, video and virtual visit.

Gardens of Cimiez

Walk to the gardens of Cimiez

Discovery in pictures of a district of Nice offering a quite different atmosphere of the seaside and the "Prom": the gardens of the bullring of Cimiez and the monastery of the same name, but also the Matisse, archeology and Franciscan museums.

Eze and its exotic garden

Eze and its exotic garden

The small village of Eze is located between Nice and Monaco and is spread over several levels. We propose here a small visit of the medieval village at the level of the medium corniche and the exotic garden with photos, a small video and virtual visits.

Nice Carnival

The Nice Carnival

Each year, the capital of the French Riviera is an exceptional carnival. The winter event between mid-February and early March attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. The opportunity to offer some information, tips and pictures of past editions.

Corsica from continental shore

Corsica from continental shores: Mirage or reality

In the early hours of the day, a little before sunrise, Corsica ("Island of beauty") can sometimes be seen, to the southeast of the French Riviera. Magic moments. We suspect a mirage, an unknown land... Corsica is also unveiled, even more rarely during the day, usually when the north wind clears the sky. Some explanations and pictures.

Firefighters from the sky

Canadairs on the French Riviera

Pelicans always on the look-out for extinguishing fires during the summer are also visible during the scooping exercises carried out throughout the year. The occasion to present you some images realized towards Beaulieu and towards the lake of Saint-Cassien at the limit of the Var and Alpes-Maritimes.

Alpha Wolf Park

Alpha Wolf Park

Far from the seaside, the French Riviera has other tourist attractions especially in its hinterland, which will delight young and old. Alpha Wolf Park is a perfect example. Discover the wolf, in the middle of the forest, in this unique park in France.

Japanese Garden of Monaco

Japanese Garden of Monaco

An improbable and pretty little garden borders the principality along the sea between the port and the Larvotto underwater reserve. This islet of calm in the middle of the towers and the effervescence Monegasque allows to extract some moments of the rhythm of the princely city. We propose you some pictures and a virtual tour of the places.

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