Friday, 10 May 2019

Stunning Hike Through the Gorges du Verdon

WARNING  - THIS HIKE IS FOR COMPETENT HIKERS AND NOT YOUNG CHILDREN
The Gorges du Verdon are, for me, the most stunning natural attraction in the whole of the French Riviera and for keen hikers this is an absolute gem of a hike through the canyon itself. It is up there with the best hikes in the whole of France and probably Europe. You will struggle to find more spectacular scenery than in France’s very own ‘Grand Canyon’.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

10 Fantastic Things to Do in the French Riviera for the Easter Holidays

The spring/Easter holidays are fast-approaching and that means another two weeks (plus) to entertain the kids! 
Here is a guide to some fabulous family-friendly activities to try out this holiday:


1. Go on a safari




Why not get away from the coast and go on a guided safari with the bisons in Thorenc. Monts d’Azur is a 700 hectare natural sanctuary for wildlife with the European bison roaming wild and free over the plains and forests alongside Przewalski horses, deer, chamois, wild boar, foxes, wolves, lynx and many other species. Take a 90 min guided walking (or wagon) safari or even lengthen your visit and stay overnight!

Friday, 1 February 2019

Spring Festivals - The Mimosa Festival

During springtime the French Riviera plays host to numerous festivals showcasing some of the vibrant local produce and traditions: The three big-hitters are Menton’s world-renowned Fete du Citron (lemon festival), the Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu, and the grand Carnival in Nice. Aside from those there are several smaller festivals in nearby towns and villages and all are worth a look.
The beautiful mimosa in bloom

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Spring Festivals - First Up, The Fête du Citron in Menton

During springtime the French Riviera plays host to numerous festivals showcasing some of the regions' vibrant local produce and traditions: The three big-hitters are Menton’s world-renowned Fête du Citron (Lemon Festival), the Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu, and the Grand Carnival in Nice. 

Monday, 14 January 2019

Unmissable Walk around the Cap D’Antibes

The ‘Sentier du Littoral’ is up there with one of the most beautiful walks in the whole of France, let alone the Riviera, and it is very accessible to all who have no mobility issues.  Well-marked and mostly paved it follows the rugged coastline of the Cap D’Antibes with some stunning scenery along the way. If you only pick one walk to do whilst in the French Riviera, make it this one!
Baie des Milliardaires, Cap D'Antibes