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!

About Patricia Sands

Family, writing and travel are my passions ... okay, and chocolate ... and I'm seldom without a camera. I write women's fiction and keep in touch with readers by a monthly newsletter that also has giveaways and contests. Come and join us by signing up on the right. See you there!


  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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