Portofino is one of the best-known villages on the Italian Riviera. Photo: Shutterstock

Sun, sand and a sexy name: the world’s rivieras, from Italian to Redneck and even the South China Sea

  • France’s Cote d’Azur might have the monopoly on riviera reveries, but there are plenty more coastlines on the ocean
  • The English Riviera attracts the bucket-and-spade crowd while that of the South China Sea draws the hordes to Vietnam’s Nha Trang
Topic |   Travel news and advice

TOP PICKS

Portofino is one of the best-known villages on the Italian Riviera. Photo: Shutterstock
READ FULL ARTICLE
The picturesque town of Uzerche, in Corrèze, a department in southwestern France. The feminist and literary theorist Simone de Beauvoir spent the summers of her youth in the region. Photo: Keith Mundy

In the footsteps of Coco Chanel, Colette and Simone de Beauvoir in central France

  • The countryside of Corrèze in central France helped pioneering feminist Simone de Beauvoir find personal and sexual freedom
  • It also gave taboo-breaking novelist Colette a break from hedonistic Paris and provided shelter and inspiration for Chanel’s revolutionary designer
Topic |   France

TOP PICKS

The picturesque town of Uzerche, in Corrèze, a department in southwestern France. The feminist and literary theorist Simone de Beauvoir spent the summers of her youth in the region. Photo: Keith Mundy
READ FULL ARTICLE