Côte d’Azur

TRAVEL DIARIES

FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

French Riviera, located on the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France. Is a mix of Italian and French architecture, breathtaking beaches and great food.

I treasure time in Côte d’Azur. My “slow” holidays filled with reading books, swimming in the sea, strolling through small streets and visiting museums.

While in Nice, you must visit the old part of the town. Filled with cute coffee shops, small businesses and a flower market. Enjoy the skyline view from Colline du Château. In the afternoon visit Musée Matisse to see a masterpiece work of French artist Henri Émile Benoît Matisse. Have dinner at La Réserv, the most beautiful restaurant in Nice.
 
Get away from touristy beaches and take a 33 min train to Cap-d’Ail. Take a dip on a rock beach, Plage Gramaglia. Then walk to real treasure hidden beach, Plage Mala. You can only access that beach through a narrow pathway going up and down.
 
I would recommend taking the time and visit small town Atibies, located 16km from Nice. Colourful small streets, morning markets with fresh flowers and fruits. Inspiring museums such as Musée Picasso and beautiful architecture. Stop for a coffee at Café Clemenceau for local French experience.
 
Before every trip, I like to watch movies filmed in places I’m about to visit. If you want to visit French Riviera or go again here is the list of movies I watched:

– To Catch a Thief

– Never Say Never Again

– La Collectionneuse

– Magic in the Moonlight

– Renoir 2012

Antibes, France

Plage Mala, Cap-d’Ail, France

Plage Gramaglia, Cap-d’Ail, France

La Réserve de Nice, France

Parc du Mont Boron, Nice, France

Port Vauban, Antibes, France

Musée Picasso, Antibes, France

Musée Matisse, Nice, France

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2 Comments

  1. September 20, 2020 / 10:06 am

    i love the way you capture things <3 these pictures have such a 'call me by your name', hot and soft summer mood. love, eva.

    • September 20, 2020 / 3:44 pm

      Thank you so much Eva! <3

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