Have Bikini. Will Travel: Cote d'Azur

October 20, 2019

Have Bikini. Will Travel: Cote d'Azur

Breakfast: It has to be ‘Deli Bo’, a patisserie and restaurant where the beau monde of Nice go for brunch on weekends. The avocado and bacon bagel is not to be missed!

Leisurely lunch: Le Cabanon at Cap d'Ail, a relaxed beach cabin hidden along the sentier littoral that has some of the best food on the Cote d'Azur.

Romantic dinner: Paloma Beach for its delicious fish, charming staff, and wonderfully intimate atmosphere. Sit at candle-lit tables on the beach and gaze out across the water to the sparkling lights of Monaco.

Where to drink: El Merkado in Nice old town, which is always fun, lively, and full of locals at any time of day or night.

A Perfect Weekend: Start off with coffee and croissants at La Civette du Cours in Nice old town, and explore the food and flower market at Cours Saleya, then head over to Beaulieu sur Mer for the Saturday provencale market. From here, you can walk to Cap Ferrat and spend the day at Paloma Plage.

Where to shop: In Nice I go to Avenue de Verdun and Rue Paradis for luxury brands, and Rue Alphonse Karr for boutiques.

Best beach: Paloma Plage, Cap Ferrat, named after Picasso’s daughter, where the painter use to spend time with his family and friends. The emerald green water is crystal clear and far removed from the crowds of the French riviera.

Where to stay: Hotel La Perousse or Hotel Suisse, both perched just beneath the ancient Chateau de Collines, with sweeping views of the Baie des Anges and the old city of “Nice la belle”.

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