Nestled on the coastline of southern France, the Côte d’Azur is perfect for a weekend get-away. As the days get longer and weather gets warmer, the seaside towns are perfect to explore. With majestic cliffs overlooking the sparkling sea, these views will be branded in your mind like a perfect postcard. The quiet towns are only interrupted by the soft seabreeze and the faint sounds of crashing waves found throughout the region. Take time for yourself and visit some of our favorite spots on the Côte d’Azur.
Antibes: Chicest Spas on the Riviera
Unbeknownst to the 1920s American expats that crowded this town, Antibes would turn into one of the world’s glitziest places. Rejuvenate at the La Prairie Spa located in a fragrant rose garden and features the famous Eau de Caviar treatment. Opt to have a dip in the rock pool and have a bite to eat at chef Arnaud Poëtte’s restaurant which boasts sweeping views of the glittering Mediterranean Sea.
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Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat: Paradise Found
The highlight of this glamorous spot is the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat. This spot features seven hectares of manicured, flower-lined gardens which date back to 1908. These gardens, regardless of their age, still evoke a sense of timeless grandeur and tranquility. This hotel features a combination of Old World opulence with contemporary influences, all rounded off with a cupola designed by Gustave Eiffel himself.
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Monte Carlo: The Place To Dine
Lined with cypress trees and a colossal Neo-Roman boxwood arch, it is hard to miss the entrance to the Hotel Metropole in Monte-Carlo. The star attraction to this beautiful spot is the Givenchy Spa which features beauty, spa, massage, and detox treatments. Additionally, the Michelin-starred Joel Robüchon restaurant is a must-visit, with its Mediterranean inspired cuisine.
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