The Lou Messugo Blog - life in the south of France from a British/Australian TCK's perspective, bringing you French culture, travel on the Côte d'Azur and beyond, expat issues and a little bit of je ne sais quoi all mixed up with a hefty dose of photography.

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The exotic hanging gardens of Eze

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The Jardin Exotique d'Eze, also called the Jardin Botanique d'Eze, is an extraordinary botanical garden seemingly hanging between the sky and the sea in Eze in the far south-east corner of France, on the Côte d'Azur, just above Monaco.

Eze Côte dAzur France view from jardins exotiques

The garden, created after World War II in the ruins of the town's castle by town mayor André Gianton and Jean Gastaud of the Jardin Exotique de Monaco, is located on the steep hillside of the perched medieval village of Eze.  From its height at just over 400 meters, it offers breathtaking panoramic views plunging dramatically down to the shining azure sea, along the coast from Italy to St Tropez and even out to Corsica on a clear day.  Owing to its dry, warm and sunny orientation the plants are comprised mainly of impressive cacti and succulents from the Mediterranean region, Africa and the Americas....

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Silent Sunday - 22 February 2015

Posted by on in Provence-Côte d'Azur

skiing on Côte dAzur Gréolières


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All About France #1

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Welcome to the first All About France blog linky (and my first time hosting a link-up).   I've been thinking about starting this for a few months now and keep getting side tracked, but there's no time like the present....So if you write or have written about France in any shape or form then please join in.  You don't have to write regularly about France, an old post about a holiday is perfectly appropriate, for example. Feel free to link old or new posts, as long as they're about France or French they're welcome. You'll find full details, ideas and the rules here.

All About France blog link up

I am really looking forward to reading your posts about France and getting to know you. I hope that this link up brings together a great community of bloggers and in time becomes a useful resource for all things French....

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Silent Sunday - 15 February 2015

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macarons for valentines


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