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☼ A trip to South of France ☼

by Valerie Engel

We have been asked frequently for South of France tips. 

Thus, to all our lovely customers traveling to Cannes, Nice, St-Tropez etc...

☼Here is a short tour guide:

-You will be landing in Nice (there is no airport in Cannes) we would recommend taking a hotel in Cannes. It is a smaller city, everything is walkable, less cars, noise, and makes it more of a ''vacation feel''.

If you can, pick a hotel on the ''Croisette'', iconic path of Cannes. The one you always see on tv, Ohlala!

☼Hotels in Cannes:

I would recommend, the Carlton, Majestic or Martinez (all 3 are located on the Croisette, luxury hotels). The Five Hotel is a new hotel located one block away from the Croisette, great location, modern, small spa and rooftop restaurant. Finally, the Radisson blu 1835 is a little farther, the rooms are pretty small but the spa is amazing!

☼Restaurants in Cannes:

-Le bobo, located Rue du Commandant Andre, a great shopping street in the center of Cannes. (Casual)

-Le Duplex, located by the Palm Beach, beautiful view, healthy, fresh products and very friendly/local! (Casual)

-La petite maison, located in the Majestic hotel, French gastronomie. (Chic)

☼Shopping in Cannes:

Ahh I don't know where to start there is no much shopping in Cannes! 

-Croisette, luxury shopping (Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Valentino Bruno la Croisette etc...)

☼PRO TIP: If you have an American passport make sure to have it in your bag when you shop, that way you can get a ''tax free''. Worth it!

-Rue D'antibes, lots of boutiques and chains like Zara. Make sure to stop in Maje, Claudie Pierlot, Sandro, Ba&sh and explore all the small streets for more secret boutiques.

From Cannes you can easily take a boat to go to Saint-Tropez. In the summer traffic can be really bad so make sure to leave extremely early if you decide to drive (about 2 hours).

In Saint-Tropez you will find lots of little boutiques, a great market on Saturday, (the food market in cannes is also a must see ''marche Forville'')  the BEST ice cream on the port at ''Barbarac''. Make sure to try the iconic ''Tarte tropezienne'' a delicious cake.

If you want to go by the beach side I would recommend the ''Club 55'', best place for lunch and a real Saint-Tropez show!

From Cannes, you can also take a day trip to Nice, Saint-Paul de Vence a very cute, small town. Well know for its arts (Fondation Maeght, museum of modern art).

Also, I suggest taking another day trip to Villefranche-sur-mer, Eze and Saint-jean-cap-ferrat. It is so pretty!

Remember, France is way smaller than the US. All this might seem like a lot but it is actually only 1 or 2 hours drive.

If you want to take a ''day off'' and go to the beach or just go for lunch in a special place you HAVE to go to the Plage Keller, an iconic, locals beach super pretty, an institution, great restaurant.

On your way back to Cannes, if you want to be very luxury you can stop for an aperitif at the Hotel du Cap and, if you are craving for small boutiques with lots of non branded shopping you can stop in Juan-les-Pins. (they also have good Nutella crêpes! All this is on your way back to Cannes.)

I am attaching a few photos, do not hesitate to come by our boutique (and find the perfect outfit for your trip) if you have more questions.

I hope you will enjoy it and most importantly have a great ''vacances''!

☼Cannes/Croisette:

Cannes/Croisette

Hotel Majestic:

Restaurant Le Duplex:

☼Tarte Tropezienne: (ohlala.....!)

☼Saint-Paul de Vence:

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