The French Riviera - Nice

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The French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) is the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France.
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The French Riviera is a tourist destination that still embraces a relaxing vibe. From smooth pebble beaches to a tour of the billionaire's peninsula, everything feels more laid back while still defining elegance.

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Where to stay in The French Riviera

Le Negresco

A palatial-style hotel that spans more than 100 years of history on the French Riviera, inviting guests with its lavish interiors and excellent service.

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Hyatt Regency Nice Palais De La Mediterranee

Situated on the glamorous Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, this iconic hotel offers a perfect blend of elegance, comfort and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. With its beautifully designed guest rooms, world-class amenities including a rooftop pool and a luxurious spa and a prime location near the city's vibrant attractions, Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée provides an unforgettable stay for those seeking a refined and indulgent escape on the French Riviera.

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  • $100 food / beverage credit.

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Thalazur Antibes - Hôtel & Spa

Thalazur Antibes - Hôtel & Spa is a luxurious seaside retreat offering thalassotherapy and spa experiences on the French Riviera.

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Things to do in The French Riviera

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Day trips

Places to eat & drink in The French Riviera

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Traditional French Cuisine

  • Le Frog - Enjoy foie gras, escargot or frog legs in a low key ambiance.

  • Les Sens - Artisinal meats and local seafood. The menu changes every week and they are only open for lunch and dinner Monday - Friday.

Nissarde Foods

  • Salad Nicoise - Tomatoes, olives, hardboiled eggs and anchovies in an olive oil based vinaigrette.

  • Socca - A pancake-esque treat made from chickpea flour. Sold in restaurants or at street vendors.

  • Zucchini blossom beignets

  • Pissaladiere - Between a pizza/flatbread or a tart, this delicious bread is topped with caramelized onions, anchovies and olives.


Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Marc Albury’s guide, Nice & The French Riviera: A 10-Day Guide.



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