#France mourning today after death of Olympic…

#France mourning today after death of Olympic swimmer #Camillemuffat from #nice, sailor Florence Arthaud, boxer Alexis Vastine in Argentina.

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Nice Carnival 2015

Crazy as it seems it’s Nice Carnival time again, when for three weeks the seaside city just 90 minutes drive from our St Tropez House properties will be a mass of colour, music and partying people.

The massive street parade, which begins tomorrow and will run until March 1st, is renowned the world over and is now considered one of the oldest and biggest carnivals on the planet.

The atmosphere throughout the town is electric, and we thoroughly recommend a trip from St Tropez if you are staying in one of our luxury villas for half term or a late winter break.

By car the journet from St Tropez to the heart of Nice takes approximately 90 minutes with plenty of options for parking signposted clearly before you hit the city centre.

But if you fancy spalshing out and making a real day of it, why not reserve a luxury helicopter that will fly you there in 20 minutes. The nearest heliport is located at Nice Cote d’Azur International Airport, a five minute taxi ride from the thick of the action.

Whether you choose to come by car or luxury helicopter, we promise you will not be disappointed by this magical fiesta, which dates back to the 13th century when the first Corso Carnavalesque took place in the centre of Nice.

The event quickly became an institution, with a street parade taking place yearly until 1873, when organisers made changes which saw the fiesta starting to take the shape of the carnival as we know it today. Decorative floats were introduced and stands were set up for spectators, of which there are more than one million each year.

This year’s carnival, which celebrates the King of Music, will comprise of 18 floats which will take part in a continual moving procession day and night, involving more than 1000 musicians and dancers from across the globe.

Undoubtedly the highlight of the carnival is when the floats pass along the famous Promenade des Anglais, on the seafront, as spectators are showered with mimosas, gerberas and lilies.

For more information on the carnival go to www.nicecarnaval.com.

Top 10 things to do in #france in February…

Top 10 things to do in #france in February – including the #nice carnival which is easily doable from #sttropez. http://ow.ly/I58ck

What’s on in France: Ten things to do in February – The Local

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Traveled to #nice from #sttropez today to…

Traveled to #nice from #sttropez today to see #RCT beat #Clermont in #top14 #rugby #niceallianz – what a great stadium, what a great team http://ow.ly/F5ez2

Match Report | Toulon v Clermont Auvergne – 29th November 2014 | Sky Sports | Rugby Union News

Rugby Union news from Sky Sports. Get the latest results, fixtures and live scores, plus coverage of Six Nations, Heineken Cup, Aviva Premiership & more.

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Fantastic trip to #nice from #sttropez  …

Fantastic trip to #nice from #sttropez  today with half of #toulon  to watch #toulon  v #cardiff  in the #heineken  cup. #brilliant 

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Whizzed over to #cap3000  near #nice  …

Whizzed over to #cap3000  near #nice  today in the hope of beating the #christmas rush but got it sorely wrong. The shopping centre was absolutely packed. My advice: stay in #sttropez  for the next #christmasshopping outing!

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Did you know that #sttropez  has its very…

Did you know that #sttropez  has its very own airport with regular service to #nice, and #geneva? Please see below for more information.

Genève – Saint-Tropez | Golfe de Saint-Tropez International Airport

The airport. Introduction · History · Commitment · Airport Guide. Services. L’Escale Tropézienne Bar – Restaurant · Business lounges · Vehicle hire · Luggage assistant · Nettoyage et Protection d’avions. Regular routes. Genève – Saint-Tropez · Nice – Saint-Tropez · Sion – Saint-Tropez …

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A great result for #Nice  Football Club…

A great result for #Nice  Football Club in their first home game in the brand new Allianz Riviera Stadium – a 90 minute drive from #sttropez

Inagural Match at the New Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice

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After yesterday’s storms there is a definite…

After yesterday's storms there is a definite drop in temperatures so today we headed to #cap3000  near #nice  airport – a 90 minute drive from #sttropez  – for some serious retail therapy and to check out #winterfashion .

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#sttropez is one of the favorite tourist…

#sttropez is one of the favorite tourist destinations in France, according to a new survey out this week. The poll by travel website TripAdvisor revealed that #sttropez  was the fourth most popular destination for those searching for a holiday in France, after Paris, #nice and #cannes

Nice, Cannes et Saint-Tropez parmi les destinations préférées des internautes

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