The Côte d’Azur is a location which many tourists have visited at least once in their lifetime. But those who travel regularly know that there is nothing better than to go back to a place that you enjoyed and discover another aspect. That is what we will be suggesting in this article, as we will describe an alternate way of spending time on the French Riviera.
Stay in a 5-Star Resort and Spa Campsite
Forget the 5-star hotel. Besides being extremely expensive, they can be quite boring for a family that wants to remain active during its time on the Côte d’Azur. However, there is no need to lower quality expectations. By choosing a 5-star resort and spa camping in Fréjus, you will benefit from the luxury of a 5-star, with the added amenities that a resort and spa campsite can offer. It includes water parks, lots of entertainment and special events. By choosing to stay in a unique setting, you are well on your way to discovering a lesser-known side of the Côte d’Azur.
Head to Cities That Are Off the Beaten Path
If you have already toured the streets of Nice and walked along the seaside in Cannes, change destinations by exploring cities that are lesser-known but filled with their own surprises and exuding their individual beauty. Here are three that will fill your bucket of souvenirs.
Located only a few kilometres west of Monaco, Èze is a medieval village perched on a hilltop, where you will be swept off your feet by breath-taking views of the coastline. Spending a day in this décor will almost make you forget you are living in the 21st century, thanks to its cobblestone streets and a stunning architecture from days past. And although you will not find yourself in Grasse (just yet), the perfume capital of the world, you will still be able to visit perfumeries and learn about the art of fragrance creation.
When a variety of artists descend on the same city, it usually means that some sort of beauty resides there. Attracted by the charm of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, some of the most distinguished painters came to inspire themselves, using the fortified village as their muse for a few days or more. They include Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso who both strolled through the picturesque streets. Today, you can find the works of some of them in art galleries throughout the city, as well as unique boutiques and cafés.
On the other side of Monaco (east side), you will find a city with an old town featuring narrow streets. There, you can visit the basilica of Saint Michel or relax on stunning beaches if peace of mind is what you are looking for. Menton is famous for its annual Lemon Festival; not surprising when you know it stands by the Italian border. Attractive gardens, mild climate and a colourful architecture await you, all still on the French Riviera. Exploring the Côte d’Azur differently will allow you to discover an alternate face of the region. You will return home with new memories and a knowledge that belongs only to those who look for more than touristic streets and the world-famous sites.