Program 371: French Riviera; The Discovery of France; Paris Day Trips

Release Date: 07-12-2014


French tour guides share tips for enjoying the highlights of the glittering Côte d'Azur, as well as recommendations for elegant day trips from Paris. Plus, author Graham Robb tells us what his bicycle adventure across the French countryside taught him about France's provincial character and history.


  • Patrick Vidal, French tour guide  
  • Virginie Moré, French tour guide
  • Graham Robb, author of "The Discovery of France," "Parisians," and "The Discovery of Middle Earth" (W. W. Norton)
  • Elisabeth Van Heist, tour guide based in Paris
  • Antoine Bonfils, French tour guide

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Haiku Awards

Paris, a jewel box.
A delight for the senses.
A discreet lady.
— Christopher Pecharka, Dana Point, California 


A Paris cafe
Croissant and cafe au lait
C’est magnifique, eh?
— Barbara Belknap, Juneau, Alaska 


In France long ago
Longing to return so soon
More years pass on by
— Zach Brown, Acworth, Georgia

Program Extras

More with Graham Robb - Graham Robb tells Rick where he's discovered his fellow Brits like to settle in France. (runs 3:06)