South of France & Monaco
|Tour South France||Tipps|
|Where to stay?||
Grand Hotel, Cannes
|What to do?||drive along the French riviera and have a short stop at every city on the way|
|What to see?||
St Tropez: Marina
|Where to shop?||Luxury shopping in Cannes downtown and Monaco Carré d'Or|
|Where to relax?||
|Where to eat?||
L'Opéra, St Tropez
Le Park 45, Cannes
Nobu, Monte Carlo
Our first stop on the way to South of France was Gorges du Verdon. Also known as the Grand Canyon of France. Located at the department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var. It’s quite a long drive through the national forrest, but at the end it’s worth it. The view down the canyon is breathtaking and the Lac-de-Sainte-Croix where the river flows in to is even prettier with it’s turquoise blue water.
We stayed two nights in this region. On our first day we drove all the way through the national forrest to Lac-de-Sainte-Croix where we had a nice lunch overlooking the lake. Afterwards we rented a motor boat and enjoyed the sunny day on the lake. In the evening we had dinner at the hotel like the day before, as the location and the food was exceptional good!
The next day we had to move on to our next destination, the beautiful Côte d’Azur.
St Tropez Marina
We arrived in St Tropez around lunch time, we visited the city and had a look around all the amazing yachts in the harbor. As St Tropez is more known for the night life and Partys, there was not really much to do. So we decided to drop in at the L’Opera for a quick Lunch and moved on to Cannes!
My favorite city on the Côte d’Azur is for sure Cannes. I really like the atmosphere and the charm of the city. We were staying in the Grand Hotel right on the Croisette. We took a afternoon walk along the street and had a drink in one of the restaurants right on the sea to watch the sunset. We were a bit exhausted after the long day in the car and decided to stay in the hotel for the evening. We ordered some room service and enjoyed the view onto the sea.
The next morning we had an amazing breakfast in the hotel garden and took one last walk along the Croisette and before we were again off to the next destination.
The view from our room
and by night even prettier!
Next on our list was Monaco. I’ve never been there before so I was really exited to explore the city sights. We stayed for one night in the Hermitage Hotel near the Casino. Which has an amazing terrace bar overlooking the harbor, perfect for an aperitif and watch the sunset.
We had dinner at Nobu in the Fairmont Hotel. The food was delicious and with the stunning view over the sea even better.
The Fairmont hotel has a pretty good location, with some nice restaurants as well, so we decided to have breakfast in the L’Horizon Deck there the next morning. The buffet was amazing, with a lot to choose from. It was the perfect start in the day.
We looked around the city, drove the Formula 1 route and had a coffee in the Café de Paris, right next to the Casino, where everyone shows up with their supercars.
Monaco is a very beautiful, safe city with nice architectures and good but expensiv shopping possibilities. We have to take more time to explore the city for our next visit. And we will stay for sure in the Fairmont Hotel, as I think it has the best conditions for an unforgettable stay.
The view from the Hotel terrace
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The French Riviera is very chic and expensive, especially St Tropez and Cannes. Monaco for sure. A lot of people have there vacation homes there so during the summer months it's busier. The beaches are also very popular during this time and it's hard to find a quiete spot to relax.