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Source: The view from Éze on the French Riviera.

There are few places in the world with more romance and glamour than the Côte d’Azur. At least, you might think that is the case until you visit Saint-Tropez or Monte Carlo in high season… there is nothing romantic or glamorous about €30 pizzas and drive-through McDonald’systery and intrigue of this beautiful stretch of coast, with its impossibly blue seas and untouched, cobbled villages. It is still possible to find all this; you just haveittle harder.

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