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Saturated with the colors of sea and sun, with the dazzling green of verdant gardens and the rose and ochre of sunbaked villas, Travels Through the French Riviera captures the magic of one of the world's most beloved regions.  A singular marriage of artist's sketchbook and insider's guide, it celebrates the sublime joys of places whose very names are like poetry to the traveler -- Nice, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Vence, Saint Paul-de-Vence -- while revealing how to plan a beach day in Menton, shop like a local in Saint-Tropez, and find the best ice cream in Antibes.

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 At the cemetery in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

At the cemetery in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

"Part love letter to the cote d'azur, part guide to the most poetic and stylish things to do on this magical coast.  The dreamy illustrations make me hear the crickets, taste the foods of provence, feel the mistral wind, and savor sitting in the shade of a mediterranean pine." -- peter dunham, designer


The Sentier Littoral, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat


 Madeleine Castaing curtains, the inspiration for the book's cover.

Madeleine Castaing curtains, the inspiration for the book's cover.


 The towering palms on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

The towering palms on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

 The bathroom by Madeleine Castaing.

The bathroom by Madeleine Castaing.

 Painting at Hotel les Vergers.

Painting at Hotel les Vergers.

 Roughs for the page on Queen Victoria in Menton.

Roughs for the page on Queen Victoria in Menton.

 Yellow sandals and yellow flowers on the terrace of the Picasso Museum, Antibes

Yellow sandals and yellow flowers on the terrace of the Picasso Museum, Antibes

 At the Hotel les Vergers in Saint-Paul-de-Vence

At the Hotel les Vergers in Saint-Paul-de-Vence

"Charm is such an underrated virtue!  This book--like the French Riviera itself--is full of its magical delights." -- Deborah Needleman, New York Times columnist and former editor in chief of T Magazine


   A leopard-print rug and furniture from Villa Santo Sospir, designed by Madeleine Castaing

  A leopard-print rug and furniture from Villa Santo Sospir, designed by Madeleine Castaing


        Eric, the caretaker of Villa Santo Sospir

       Eric, the caretaker of Villa Santo Sospir

 The courtyard at Villa Santo Sospir, with bamboo trellis, climbing vines and Cocteau mosaic, illustrated below.

The courtyard at Villa Santo Sospir, with bamboo trellis, climbing vines and Cocteau mosaic, illustrated below.


 The courtyard illustrated on page 76.

The courtyard illustrated on page 76.

 Walking around the perimeter of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.  The colour combinations are an artist's dream.

Walking around the perimeter of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.  The colour combinations are an artist's dream.

 The terrace of Villa Santo Sospir

The terrace of Villa Santo Sospir

 The beautiful tile of the downstairs bathroom in Villa Santo Sospir.

The beautiful tile of the downstairs bathroom in Villa Santo Sospir.

 My mother along the Promenade des Anglais...and the illustrated version below.

My mother along the Promenade des Anglais...and the illustrated version below.


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 My mother, with a gelato from Amarena, who inspired the sketch below.

My mother, with a gelato from Amarena, who inspired the sketch below.

 The illustrations that ended up on page 165.

The illustrations that ended up on page 165.


 The stunning view as we begin the Sentier Littoral trail on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.  This inspired an early version of the cover, below, and finally ended up as a little illustration on page 73.

The stunning view as we begin the Sentier Littoral trail on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.  This inspired an early version of the cover, below, and finally ended up as a little illustration on page 73.

 


 An open window in our rented apartment in Nice, overlooking the Basilica Notre Dame.

An open window in our rented apartment in Nice, overlooking the Basilica Notre Dame.


 At the flower market with my peonies

At the flower market with my peonies

 The Nice flower market

The Nice flower market

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 Illustration from page 73.

Illustration from page 73.




 


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