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Win a signed copy of Michael Nelson’s book ‘The French Riviera: A History’ 

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Living on the Côte d’Azur proudly gives away some exclusively signed books of The French Riviera: A History, the must-have history book for everybody that loves the French Riviera. And you can win a signed copy!

How to participate? Share your best French Riviera story and you might win a The French Riviera: A History booksigned by Michael Nelson himself.

Win a signed copy of French Riviera: A History 

How did the French Riviera play a part in your life? Was it a historical encounter, an unforgettable holiday or did you meet the love of your life on the Côte d’Azur?

Send us your event (no word limit) and your story might be published on this website. The selected blog posts with the most likes and shares wins a signed copy of Michael Nelson latest best seller: The French Riviera: A History.

Word docs or plain text files to . Deadline: June 1st 2017.

More about the book The French Riviera: A History

The book The French Riviera: A History ranges from the Terra Amata in Nice, occupied from 380,000 years ago and one of the oldest inhabited prehistoric sites in the world, through to settlement by Greeks, Romans, Franks, Ostrogoths and Visigoths, wars and revolutions, to tourism, and the establishment of the Silicon Valley of France in Sophia-Antipolis in 1974.

Michael Nelson shows the surprisingly cosmopolitan nature of the area in the early middle ages. Such as the story of the finishing school run by Frankish kings in the 7th century where Siagrius, the ruler of the region, had studied and where the son of King Edwin of Northumbria in England was also sent. The Riviera was part of Provence in France for much of its history and was often a microcosm of France itself, with many dynastic struggles and horrific blood-letting.

Colour maps and plates illustrate the book, and it is also full of fascinating anecdotes. Examples include the loan of a guillotine by Nice to Grasse in the French Revolution (Nice had no victims and Grasse had thirty) and the occasion when Jean Moulin, the leader of the French Resistance in World War II, invited the Germans to the opening of an art gallery in Nice which he was using as a front. In the nineteenth and twentieth century the British and Americans led tourism, and the Riviera was described by Somerset Maugham as ‘a sunny place for shady people’.

The French Riviera: A History is a fascinating look back over the Riviera’s rich history.

Buy the book The French Riviera: A History directly on-line

If writing is not your thing or if you do not have yet a nice French Riviera memory, here’s the link to the Michael Nelson website to order the book directly.

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Ab Kuijer

Experienced communicator and marketeer. Former radio, TV and advertising producer in Amsterdam. Author of ‘Think Small, Grow Big’ that explains why advertising is dead. Owner of an international marketing agency specialised in real estate. Lives in the South of France since 2006 for obvious reasons: sun, sea, wine and healthy food. Became on the Cote d'Azur the first Dutch President of the British Chamber of Commerce, later rebranded the Riviera Business Club. Happily married to Jojo. Ab reads and writes 2000 words per day about different topics.Living on the Côte d'Azur is the first real estate portal with a personal service. A daily fresh collection of more than 1400 high-value luxury properties and new construction projects along the French Riviera; from Menton to Saint Tropez. Clients recommend us for being responsive, professional, honest and accurate.With local multi-lingual teams, Living on the Côte d'Azur provides a 'Good old Dutch' Service for foreign buyers, helping them on the journey from a long-list selection towards visiting the short-list. We explain how French real estate law works, and guide the buyers through the impressive French paperwork and are finally present at the notary for the final deed.