Another month has passed since I left paradise. I discovered and captured the most memorable moments for you, five days of happiness and picture perfect surroundings – an absolute heaven. The French Riviera Coast Line inspires in all facets.
You'll probably be better off renting a car, rather than hopping on and off trains. Although parking can be a challenge at times, the beautiful seaside towns, old villages and the spectacular coastal views you’d miss if you were on a train, beckoning you to pull over on the side of the road to take photos, make it well worth the effort.
If you ever come across the words 'Jardrin' or 'Chataeu,’ make sure to take a break and discover what is hidden within.
My first stop was at Cap d' Ail and I need you to know that there is such an adorable hidden café restaurant that is perfect to visit when you are near by. It’s called Le Cabanon (you can see more images of it on my Instagram).
The South of France in mid-summer is exactly what I call magnifique. All of those picturesque places and overwhelming treasures make for some unforgettable memories.
If you are heading to the Cote, I highly recommend having breakfast at the Le 72 Croisette in Cannes. They truly have the best cappuccinos, with a view on the seafront of the Boulevard de la Croisette (and high-end boutiques just around the corner). It’s perfectly located for a shopping session afterwards and is the place to see and to be seen.
If you are a Gnocchi with Truffles and Parmesan lover you should definitely try out the Le Pastis in Cannes and not to forget the La Voile D'or for a romantic dinner in Cap Ferrat.
We went twice to the Le Pastis, not only because of the good food but because of the warm-hearted and cozy atmosphere, as well as its unique audience.
During the day you should probably spend your time at the beach, some hidden bays or at any beach club to enjoy the sun over the French Riviera. I recommend the Eden Plage Mala in Cap d'Ail. When in Cannes, don't miss a visit to the Beach Cannes for an amusing day and some delicious refreshments.
There are two luxury Hotel options I can highly recommend to you for an unforgettable getaway. The first is the Le Cap Estel, with an incredibly beautiful panoramic view on the Mediterranean Sea and just a few minutes away from Monaco, Beaulieu-sur-mer and St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (and only 30 minutes from Nice). I must admit that the panoramic view is just breathtaking and made for picture perfect sunsets.
The Toile Blanche is not only beautiful from the standpoint of the hotel's architecture and engagement of all the senses, but is also very impressive, from their hospitality to their interplay of interiors and high sense for art. It's located in Saint-Paul-De-Vence, nearby the Nice Airport.
All I can say is that the French Riviera is always worth a visit, at least once a year for a time to simply enjoy life and all it has to offer, igniting the senses and giving them the extra attention that is not usually received in the course of ordinary, everyday life.
The coastal riviera, with its authentic pleasures, pastries in every corner and sensual spotlights, is a performance of paradise itself.