Mature Flâneur

One Million Years on the French Riviera

We’ve been coming to the Côte d’Azur for a very long time.

Tim Ward, Mature Flâneur
Globetrotters
Published in
10 min readMay 16, 2024

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The first villa on the beaches of Nice, 400,000 years ago (my photo from the Menton Museum). All photos by Tim Ward

People have been coming to the Côte d’Azur since before there were people. I had no idea. During our current swing through this sunny bit of paradise, where the edge of the Alps nudge against the Mediterranean Sea, we stumbled upon a paleontology…

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Tim Ward, Mature Flâneur
Globetrotters

Author, communications expert and publisher of Changemakers Books, Tim is now a full time Mature Flaneur, wandering Europe with Teresa, his beloved wife.