The Beauty of Villefranche-sur-Mer

Whenever I see the name of a town in France that is suffixed by sur-Mer, I am transported back to the French Riviera, a gorgeous slice of the planet dotted with little hamlets that profile Western Europe at its core. And with roots dating back to 130 B.C., historic Villefranche-sur-Mer is an ideal illustration of…

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Easter Rising on Easter Monday

A pivotal point in Ireland’s long journey to gain independence occurred on April 24, 1916, a bloody affair in the streets of Dublin known as Easter Rising. On the day after Easter with a waif of revolution in the air, the heart of the city became a battle zone as rebels commandeered the General Post…

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Kevin Fritz | Hiking the Nietzsche Path

“One of the most exhilarating and picturesque hikes my wife and I experienced almost didn’t happen. While visiting Villefranche-sur-Mer, we read about a nearby challenging trail that winds down the side of the mountain from Eze Village to the aqua-blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea in the south of France. We decided to ascend the…

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