As I mentioned in my recent post all about Antibes, I’m lucky enough to get to visit the French Riviera quite a lot. I also have the benefit of having a real local to show me around – my boyfriend Max grew up near Cannes and so knows the area really well. So I thought after all these years of visiting, I’d write a post all about planning the perfect French Riviera holiday.
I want to start off by saying that a French Riviera holiday isn’t going to be the cheapest, or really the easiest trip to plan. Certainly buying a package deal to somewhere like Spain or elsewhere in Europe will be cheaper, but the South of France offers so much as a holiday destination that I think it justifies the price.
If you’re looking for a totally chilled out, just lying on a beach type holiday then I wouldn’t suggest the French Riviera (check out my post on planning a trip to the Maldives for less instead!). Of course, it is possible to just lie on a beach in the South of France, but I think you’d miss out on everything that makes this place so unique and beautiful. Also, it would be way cheaper to just lie on a beach elsewhere in Europe.