We always receive many request where to go for a day trip from Nice because French Riviera is so generous for real diamonds spread all around.
Today we are going to uncover a few of them! This summer we were invited for a Blog Trip Cœur Riviera organized by @coeur_riviera, Tourist Information Center which unites all the puzzles of paradise situated between the sky and the Sea: Beaulieu-sur-mer, Eze, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, La Turbie and Villefranche-sur-mer which made us to claim #imafanofcoeurriviera.
Charming labyrinths of La Turbie
The village called La Turbie is a labyrinth of narrow stone streets with adorable houses, traditional for Cote d'azur.
Wooden shutters of the windows embraced by green beautiful leaves and mysterious shadows on the walls. It’s hardly possible to stop making pictures: you simply want to take a part of this beauty with you!
The village is situated 500 meters above the Sea which allows to enjoy this unique view: you’ll see how the coast turns right and green hills lie above the red-orange rooftops of Monaco.
At the highest point of the village you’ll find Trophée d’Auguste, the monument of 6-7th century b.c., which is a part of the architecture heritage of PACA region: it was built in honour of their Emperor and the ruins are partly kept here.
Imagine how many changes it has gone through the centuries, how many generations it has seen and how many stories had been told around this place! And it still stands here in silence.
Lunch at l’Aristée in Beaulieu-sur-mer
48 boulevard Maréchal Leclerc
The next chapter of our journey was dedicated to gastronomy at a chic restaurant called l’Aristée.
We had a pleasure to be surprised by delicious lunch at the place where elegance meets beauty giving birth to exceptional dishes! Our choice included fish garnished with vegetables cooked a’la Provence and decorated with fantastic sauce by secret recipe of the Chef. It was so good that we still remember it with a smile and dream of the next visit. And… of course, there was simply perfect icy rosé!
The fact that Nice was a part of Italy has defined our choice for a dessert: it was tiramisu, Mediterranean version decorated with strawberries.
Boat Trip: a date with the Sea with SeaZen
What could be better than unhasting walk by boat on a hot summer day? We were invited by SeaZen, the first sailing boats that use solar energy.
The endless Sea surrounding you from every side, changing kaleidoscope of the picturesque coast, famous villas Kerylos and Ephrussi, colourful beaches and fresh breath. On a hot day such boat trip brings you even more pleasure than another hour on the beach. Try it and share your experience!
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: Arrival. Detox Master Class at Royal Hotel
3 Avenue Jean Monnet
Very soon we saw another pearl of the heart of Riviera - Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the symbol of white yachts and marvelous villas, magnificent nature and perfect beauty!
We were invited by Hôtel Royal Riviera ***** for two things: to close our eyes by the swimming pool and to master skills in detox-cocktails at Jasmin Grill & Lounge.
Chef Marc Payeur inspired us with his gastronomy masterpieces. Hôtel Royal Riviera is one of the hotels which has become a part of French Riviera lifestyle. The team is doing their best to make all the wishes happen even if they seem to be too unrealistic!
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Walk as a perfect way to celebrate the day
The coast of the peninsula perfectly located between Nice and Monaco charms everyone who arrives here.
Even though it is meant to be the place of glamorous success and luxury it also has that unbelievable spirit of being wild and free inspiring you for big dreams.
Life is happening right here and you do enjoy it to the fullest.
The fishing village in the past has become a caleidoscope of the most luxury villas.
This place was simply perfect for this lively day of discoveries: you absolutely should take a walk alone and to listen to the waves of the Sea to get rid of any thoughts. Catch the gentle light of the sunset rays: they are playing with colour of the Sea and trees making it look different with the Sun and shadows!
Dinner with a delicious piece of non-gluten pizza prepared on open fire and a glass of the cold finest rose at Nonna Cap-Ferrat
has become a perfect accompaniment for exchanging impressions and pictures of the day!
Coming back to Nice felt like going home with a luggage of pure inspiration mixed with enchanting beauty.
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