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Winter at Côte d'Azur, France

Winter at Côte d'Azur, France

WINTER AT THE CÔTE D'AZUR

In December we took a few days to travel along the Côte d'Azur without the tourists... here is where we have been:

CANNES

CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS

  • Le Cirque: Wine bar and two floor quirky restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. 
  • La Potinière: Traditional Bistrot close to the sea. 

BUSINESS

The architecture of Palais de Festival- cannot be missed- it is facing the Mediterranean sea- gleaming white by architects Hubert Bennett and Francois Druet.

ANTIBES

CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS

  • Choopy's Cupcakes: Alright this place is really cute and family-friendly and apart from cupcakes, they are are also really good at coffee.

ART

  • Musée Picasso Antbes: The first museum dedicated to the artist who has spent 6 months living in this building.

NICE

CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS

  • Cafe de turin: An institution in Nice also for locals: you pick and they prepare fresh seafood. Plan a wait for dinner here, especially on weekends! 
  • Nicolas Alziari: This family-run business started with a run-down olive mill in the centre of Nice. Their metal oil containers make a beautiful and unique souvenir.
  • Malongo: Really a place for coffee lovers! A family-run business from Nice serving fair trade coffee - today a leading coffee roaster in the Alpes-Maritimes region.

SPORTS

A morning run along the Promenade des Anglais - get up early if you want morning beach-views to yourself.

GRASSE

SHOPS

  • The historic factory (Fragonard): They offer free guided tours through the historic perfume factory and museum. In the giftshop their products are for sale at factory prices. Talking about souvenirs: the soaps are nice to take home!

WHERE TO STAY

Côte d'Azur on a budget? Off-season much easier!

In winter many airlines discontinue direct flights to Nice. Easy jet still offers (less frequent) direct service to NCE airport. To get around we hired a car.

  • Hotel Ligure in Cannes: Don't expect anything fancy here- central location & good breakfast. 
  • AC Hotel Nice:  central location on Promenade des Anglais- in summer the rooftop pool is open!
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Munich Altstadt

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