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Nice in the Rain

THE BRITISH UPPER CLASSES and Russian aristocracy, in search of sun, made the city of Nice, on France’s Mediterranean coast, their winter playground in the late 19th century. Most of the city’s pale or pastel-colored buildings date from that Belle Époque … Continue reading

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Colors of Collioure

MY FRIEND IRVINA WAS SO RIGHT. Irvina Lew, a career travel writer who’s been a lot of places, told me the Mediterranean seaport town of Collioure, France, where Derain, Matisse and others famously went to paint – and where, in fact, the … Continue reading

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