Got an hour? It’s worth it!

If it’s Friday, it must be France …



I’m deep in my writing cave with some self-imposed deadlines, but I simply could not miss sharing this wonderful video with you.  I discovered it thanks to the über-magnifique Ida Young-Bondi, french instructor extraordinaire and founder of the E-French Café.

The French Riviera: A History of Pictures is a series produced by the BBC.  Richard E Grant follows in the footsteps of artists who have lived, loved and painted on France’s Cote d’Azur. Enjoy Part 1 here!

A glass or two of wine would be a fine accompaniment and be sure to put this on full screen.

Part 2 is also available on YouTube, when you have the time! Bon weekend!


  1. Thanks for the tip. It is indeed spectacular!!!!

  2. What a great video…going to the Riviera in September…

    • Fabulous! I’m sorry our timing is off or we could have met for a beverage somewhere! If you are in Antibes, pop in and say hello to Heidi in the English Bookstore!

  3. No, I really haven’t got an hour just now. Acte Finale on Thursday morning, removal men the day before. May I watch later? ;)

    • I’m not surprised! Good luck with your Acte Finale ~ take away no regrets and a wealth of fine memories. Onward! Of course, you may always come back and watch … you will enjoy it when you are ready!
      Bonne courage!

  4. I’m watching this fantastic video in 4 segments. It’s my treat in between editing my book. Thanks for sharing it. I never would have thought to look for it myself but am thoroughly enjoying it!

  5. The Regular Guy NYC says:

    You find some really good stuff. I watched some and will pick it up when I have extra time.

  6. I can relate to your self-imposed deadlines, I am on my own (final galley reading and finishing a novel.. it’s a tough gig having a day job and the writing passion). Anyho, the video was exactly what I needed today. Thanks, btw, for your wonderful comments on my own blog.

    • I have so much respect for the writer with the day job! I don’t think I could have attempted both. That’s one of the benefits to getting to my age … but don’t rush it! I’m glad you enjoyed the video and it is my distinct pleasure to comment on your blog. You’re a talented writer!

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