Romantic Exploring and Relaxing on the French Riviera
South of France
Food & Wine
The south of France has some of the most beautiful beaches, coastlines and towns that make a memorable vacation particularly romantic. Some of the most fantastic resorts in the world are located in towns along the French Riviera, which are easily accessible via train or car. This region is especially spectacular during the summertime because of the rich culture, cuisine and alluring architecture.
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Where to stay in the French Riviera
Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc
This stylish hilltop stay embodies the glamor of France’s sparkling Côte d’Azur. Expect sophisticated accommodations, locally sourced food (including a lovely juice and ice cream bar) and flawless service.
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Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
The belle of the French Riviera, this is Old World glamour updated with welcoming staff, a pampering spa and knockout restaurants, plus those unmatched Riviera views.
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Expect exceptional views, gardens, gastronomy and more at this château escape on a hillside overlooking the French Riviera.
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Breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom on Bar terrace.
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Things to do in the French Riviera
The south of France, particularly the French Riviera, is a beautiful region. Stop by its idyllic little towns and its charming beaches to truly enjoy the glamor of the coast.
The main beach in St. Tropez is Plage de Pampelonne, where you can find turquoise blue water and dozens of lively beach clubs and restaurants. The Plage de la Baie des Milliardaires is one of the more private and secluded public beaches in Antibes, which lies on a beautiful peninsula near Cannes. This is the perfect beach for cliff jumping. Looking for a gorgeous beach, amazing for lounging under beach chairs and umbrellas with an expansive view of the surrounding bay? Take a trip out to Plage de Passable, in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Finally, if you’re in Cannes, Plage Mace is very convenient and lively (and free).
The Provence lavender fields are a true natural wonder. These iconic lavender fields bloom from mid-June to mid-August. Make your way to the rolling hills, and enjoy a picnic among their lovely scent. The Gorges du Verdon, one of Europe's largest canyons, with a bright blue river running through, is another easy day trip from Nice. It's perfect for hiking and water sports.
Romantic viewpoints / hikes:
Looking to head high? Take the short hike uphill from the old town in Cannes to a scenic viewpoint at Place de la Castre, overlooking the city and the Mediterranean Sea. You can also head out to Vieux Éze, one of the highest viewpoints in the French Riviera, with gorgeous vegetation and a serene view of the Mediterranean.
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Take a day trip to Monaco to explore the famous Monte Carlo Casino, Royal Palace, Port Hercule and many more sights. If you’re looking for a more local city, take a trip to Marseille for a unique city feel.
Eat & drink in the French Riviera
Paloma Beach Restaurant: This scenic restaurant is right on the beach of a beautiful peninsula in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France. Fantastic spot for lunch.
Eden-Roc Restaurant: Upscale restaurant in Antibes with an iconic terrace overlooking the hotel's private bay and pool serving delicious seafood.
La Môme: Go here for a fun, lively dinner and drinks in the heart of Cannes.
Le Club 55: A lovely restaurant in St. Tropez with charming beach decor, tasty seafood and a party atmosphere during the summer.
Café Sénéquier: One of the town's most iconic cafés, overlooking the St.Tropez harbor.
Baoli: Go here for a fun twist on Asian-fusion cuisine with a fun DJ and atmosphere.
Flaveur: One of the best restaurants in Nice, with two Michelin-stars. Great for a fancy, romantic dinner.
Carlton Beach: Mouthwatering French cuisine right on a famous beach in Cannes. Ideal for a couple wanting to enjoy lunch and then tan on the beach.
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