All posts tagged: French Riviera

La Fête du Mimosa

Last Sunday the streets of Sainte Maxime came alive with the yellow festive blooms of mimosa. This brightly coloured yellow plant was introduced to France via Australia by the British in the mid 19th century. The yellow blooms are a visual treat and provide much-needed colour […]

Mimosa Parade in Sainte Maxime

The rain began to make its presence felt two hours before the commencement of the annual mimosa celebration last month in Sainte Maxime. A little unfortunate perhaps but it didn’t deter anyone from getting outside to watch the spectacle. Mimosa is a brightly coloured yellow plant introduced from […]

St Tropez : Market Day In April

It’s now spring in the South of France and this week it started to feel that the sombre mood of the past few months is lifting and the days are getting lighter and longer.  I’ve popped over to St Tropez twice recently as it is the perfect […]

Life in France : La Fête du Mimosa

Another French celebration occurred this week.  La Fête du Mimosa.  Well there’s not a lot of mimosa in evidence in our neck of the woods. There’s a scattering of flowers but not much of a presence as yet. Mimosa  is a yellow flowering plant, introduced from […]

My Scented Travel Memories

Here’s a link to a short piece (a couple of paragraphs!) I wrote about my favourite scented travel memory from the French Riviera for the website Scent Corner.  Scent Corner has a great premise that I think is a brilliant idea.  It promotes sustainable and ethically sourced […]

Sunday Ramblings : St Tropez Pre Christmas

I prefer St Tropez in the cooler months.  It’s a more pleasant time to visit than summer when the cruise ships arrive and the tiny village is so inundated with people you can barely move or breathe in its over heated crowded streets.  However it is a […]