Spring has sprung in London. The mornings are brighter and the evenings are lighter, but still, we love nothing more than an escape to press pause and rejuvenate. Nowhere does romanticism, glamour and relaxation like The French Riviera, here Tatiana shares her insider’s guide on where to eat, stay, drink, workout and feed the soul in this desirable vacation location.
You are spoilt for choice in the celebrities playground of Cote d’Azur, with castles, 5 star hotels and character filled coastline villas to choose from. You can’t go past the Hotel Royal Riviera with its ice cream pink facade that makes for an idyllic backdrop for the Instagram enthusiast.
Enjoy a long lunch on the terrace at Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, with the captivating views over the Mediterranean seas and perfectly manicured surroundings make them the most coveted tables in town.
For something low key, take a walk down to Port de Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat where the fishermen sell their fresh catch of the day to the local restaurants. Guaranteed simply delicious seafood, topped off by a rustic French charm.
One if the most beautiful and elegant settings for a cocktail is The Gordon Bennett bar located in La Réserve de Beaulieu. This is one of my favourite bars if you want something intimate and romantic that is elegant and classy.
The pristine waters of Paloma beach make it a great spot for a swim before lunch at a very cute beach restaurant. This is very Cote d’Azur and I’m sometimes conducive to drinking champagne when it’s way too early to start drinking!
One of my favourite things to do here is the coastal walk around the Cap which is nearly 10k of windy, up and down the coast. The landscape often resembles a backdrop from a sci-fi movie or an image from Mars and the colour of the ocean is almost unrealistically blue. Be ready to workout, greet the friendly locals and do good for your soul!
The Megan tracksuit pant makes for a must-have travel item, due to their loose-fit and slouchy style they are perfect for hopping on and off the plane. They seamlessly sit over our Jane Bodysuit making them also the ideal poolside slip-on bottoms.