After health care careers in Northern Europe, we moved permanently to Nice for our ”troisieme âge” and started a blog, “Hiking and Cooking in the South of France”, sharing recipes and hikes / walks.

We had no idea that there was such a network of fantastic hiking trails in the Alpes Maritimes and started exploring the area. Our motto for outdoor activities in all seasons is “Riviera Style”, that is to say they have to be enjoyable. Even so, sometimes we do want to test our limits by doing longer “alpine” or “sportive” hikes but at the end of the day it’s important to feel good.

We also enjoy cooking and like to experiment with new, tasty and healthy recipes. For us, it has been a real “kitchen adventure” discovering the recipes and wide range of ingredients available in the region. In particular, the Cuisine Nissard with its roots in Italy inspires us. The flavours from Provence and Morocco add their twists.

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Ancient Aspremont

  We have several times visited the well-to-do village of Aspremont also because it happens to be a good starting point for several hikes. We can recommend hikes to nearby […]

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Stuffed red bell peppers

This is a modern, easier twist of the classic French Riviera recipe: petits farcis nicois. It makes a perfect light lunch served with a green salad and whole […]

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Col de Bausson above Gorbio

The beautiful hilltop village of Gorbio (360 m) is quiet and lacks the souvenir shops. It is at the crossroads of several hiking trails. The village can be […]

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Provencal turkey escalopes

  Turkey, dinde, was not used in traditional recipes in Provence. However, I think that all recipes that are made from tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, black olives and […]

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Mont Arpasse above Levens

The village of Levens is a good starting point for many hikes. In addition, GR 5 from Utelle to Aspremont passes through Levens. We have previously described the […]

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Rungis inspired Cabillaud

    This recipe was inspired by a France TV3 programme, Les Carnets de Julie, in which Julie Andrieu visited the Rungis food wholesale market outside Paris and cooked this cod recipe together with […]

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The coastal trail around Cap Ferrat

This seaside walk in an exceptional setting starts from the centre of St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, a small and quiet town located near the isthmus of the Cap Ferrat peninsula. This […]

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Walk from La Turbie to Monaco

  La Turbie (480m) is a traditional French Riviera hilltop town above Monaco. Driving from Nice along the Corniche Supérieure you can already enjoy the panoramas before reaching […]

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Walk above Vence

This relaxing&easy walk starts from the RD2 road from Vence and about 6 km before Col de Vence. We did this walk in early February after a particularly […]

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Monkfish wrapped in coppa with citrus scented puré

  Lotte, monkfish is in season from February to April. It is rarely sold as whole, probably because it looks quite ugly, but queues de lotte are now […]

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