I’d received a letter written in a strange hand inviting me to taste some baked pineapple at one of the tents of the Christmas market near the bottom of the Champs-Elysées. Odd! I went to [...]
Section: The Riviera
Menton, last stop on the French Riviera, has two major markers of creativity and sophistication, one gastronomic, one artistic: Mirazur, the outstanding restaurant of chef Mauro Colagreco, and the Jean Cocteau Museum, dedicated to a poet and artist who represents the artful high life along the coast.
Key figures about the American presence on the Riviera according to a study by tourist officials show that the percentage of visitors from the U.S. has decreased significantly over the past 25 years but that Americans still like it, they really like it.