In this travel guide, I am going to give you some of my personal recommendations for when you’re planning your next trip to the south of France! This region has a big variety of the most beautiful cities, so you can experience culture, food and sun ☀️
Nice is one of the most well-known cities of the Côte d’Azur and -in my opinion- the perfect place to start your vacation! The Promenade des Anglais is a long boulevard situated along the beach, with the sea on one side and a lot of shops and hotels on your other side. If you want a relaxing day on the beach, I suggest going to Place Beau Rivage. The service is unmatched, and the sunbeds are so comfortable ⛱️
If you love art, a must-do is going to the Matisse Museum. This museum is housed in a beautiful 17th-century villa and dedicated to famous painter Henri Matisse 🎨
La Plage de Nice, relaxation and indulgence at the Beau Rivage Hotel and  Beach


One of my favourite things to do in Cannes is walking along the Boulevard de la Croisette, because it’s amazing for people watching. There are some little market stands along this boulevard, as well as beach clubs, restaurants and hotels.

Just one street behind the boulevard is an amazing shopping street, with all the stores you’ll need for your next shopping spree!

Cannes is of course also known for the famous film festival that takes place every year, so it’s definitely worth it to visit the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès when you’re in Cannes 🎬

La Croisette (Cannes) - Alles wat u moet weten VOORDAT je gaat (met foto's)  - Tripadvisor

Saint Tropez

When you’re in the south of France, a visit to Saint Tropez is a must! What once started out as a little fisher village, turned into one of the most luxurious places of the Côte d’Azur ✨

One of my personal favourites is getting to Saint Tropez early, because it has one of the best markets. It is located at Place des Lices, and it’s every Tuesday and Saturday between 7am and 1pm. It has stands for fresh food, clothes and accessories, so there will be something for everyone! 🌸

Café Sénéquier is also a great place to get a drink, with the iconic red interior and exterior. It is in the harbour and gained fame when Brigitte Bardot shot her movie in this little town 🍸

10 Best Things to Do in St Tropez - What is St Tropez Most Famous For? - Go  Guides

If you want to take a little break from all the glitz and glamour, I highly recommend taking a daytrip to Saint-Paul-de-Vence. It is a 40-minute drive from Nice, and the perfect town for seeing art. It has those distinct narrow streets and an endless supply of little art galleries.

A restaurant which I can recommend is La Colombe d’Or, where a lot of famous painters, like Picasso and Matisse, have also eaten. The restaurant has a very beautiful garden and serves traditional Provencal dishes 🥗

St Paul de Vence - Evancy


This is one of my favourite beaches of the entire Côte d’Azur. It is a little island, situated just off the coast. Since it is an island, you must take a ferry to get there, but it’s 100% worth it. The island has the most beautiful beaches, but you can also go hiking and there are several biking trails. Fun fact: cars are not allowed on this island, so the only way of getting around is by walking or biking!

It also has a lot of cosy little cafes and cute shops, which really adds to the calming vibes of the island! ✨

I hope that these tips help you with planning your trip to the Côte d’Azur and I hope you have an amazing vacation!