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French Riviera, dive into a luxury journey

The French Riviera, an exceptional sensory and culinary invitation 

A preserved landscape with the scents of the Mediterranean Sea

Wander the French Riviera and feel a wind of freedom. With its steep coastline and creeks, the Côte d’Azur looks like dolce vita. Its rocky landscape plunges into the transparent waters of the Mediterranean Sea. A perfect alliance where the azure blue of the sky and the sea intertwine. Stop for a moment on one of the many coves along the coast. Savour this privileged moment, with your feet in clear water on the calm horizon. Lying on the sand, discover the reassuring scent of the warm sea in summer. Let yourself be refreshed by the sea spray and caressed by a gentle summer breeze.

Gorged with incredible fauna and flora, the French Riviera stretches over several hundred kilometres. From St Tropez, passing through the heights of Nice, let yourself be surprised by the soothing scent of lavender and rosemary. Finish your discovery in Menton, the cradle of citrus fruits. Discover the colourful and tangy smells of lemon trees in bloom. Flowery perfumes that make the exception of the city of Grasse, which has become the world capital of perfume.

Know-how listed in the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. Nestled in the hinterland of Cannes, Grasse owes its particularity to the emergence of mythical fragrances with the colourful scents of Provencal gardens. Plunge into the heart of a citrus fruit field and contemplate the delicacy of the mimosas and wild orchids that dot the French Riviera. Discover perfumes with subtle notes of orange blossom punctuated by its emblematic jasmine. At the bend of a visit, you will appreciate these astonishing scents of oaks and pines deposited by the Mistral and so typical of the Mediterranean.

Such a unique atmosphere has made the French Riviera an exceptional destination for celebrities and wealthy families since the end of the 19th century. Famous for its wild landscapes, its soothing and reassuring scents, the coast is also renowned for its tasty gastronomy.

Typical Provencal dishes offer real explosion in the mouth of flavours from the sea and the rhythm of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Gastronomy with the flavours of the sea

Take the time to revel in delicious dishes in the small gastronomic restaurants on the coast, for the pleasure of the most exquisite gourmets. Between Nice and Monaco, appreciate gastronomy based on the fish and seafood from the sea with grilled lobster or a seafood platter in the many fishing villages. Experience lunch on the terrace of a bistro under the sun umbrella in a small fish port at Beaulieu-sur-Mer. A little jewel of the French Riviera nestled between sea and mountains in a preserved setting. In a café on the Nice Flower’s market, it will be the time to test the gastronomy of Nice, famous for its nutritional and dietetic virtues. The Niçoise salad, a cold mixt of rice, tuna, and fresh vegetables, all underlined by a drizzle of olive oil, promises a tasty and light dish, perfect in the summertime. Another speciality from Nice, the pissaladière will delight even the most gourmet. A pizza-shaped bun covered by a bed of onions and decorated with anchovies and black olives. Mediterranean flavours accompanied by a glass of dew typical of the region, fresh in the mouth, which combines citrus fruit, red fruit and floral notes.

Seduced by these explosions of flavours and colours offered by the French Riviera, many artists have chosen to live here. Among them are Picasso, Chagall, Renoir and Matisse, who settled in Nice in 1917. The mild climate of the south of France allows you to enjoy the wonders of the French Riviera all year round.

In the summer, you will be able to discover the warm and lively summer nights typical of the Mediterranean seaside. In the early summer, the Cannes Film Festival opens the season with its famous ascent of the steps by the biggest celebrities of the cinema. You will then be able to contemplate the fabulous Yachts moored in the port of Cannes. Then, throughout the summer, nearly half of the world’s yacht fleet will land along the French Riviera. To take full advantage of the French Riviera, Peplum designs exceptional stays adapted to your desires.


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