The French Riviera

Tuesday 20 June 2017

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My best friend flew in from Toronto for the week so we decided to head to Nice together for a girls weekend! A lot of people ask how I manage to travel so much but a lot of the trips fall over long weekends, or I only take a day or two off work. This was no exception, and we spent three sunny days wandering around the beautiful pebbled beaches dotted along the Promenade des Anglais.

Travelling within Europe can be super budget friendly if you plan ahead or wait for a seat sale. My flight to Nice from London was £70 roundtrip and the hotel was £50 each for two nights, so this was a weekend that definitely didn't break the bank.

Walking along the Promenade des Anglais

Our highlights of the trip were exploring the old town, hiking to the top of castle hill and sunbathing at Ruhl Plage. A beach chair at Ruhl Plage is €21 so we decided to splurge one day, and then just buy a straw mat for €3 at a local shop and lie on the stones the following day - which is what the majority of the locals do.

Made it to the top of Castle hill

Exploring the beautiful old town

In terms of nightlife, we enjoyed two rooftops - the one at the AC Hotel and Le Méridien's La Terrasse. But we had the most fun dancing at La Havane - which had the best. mojitos. ever.

Food-wise we didn't have any fabulous experiences worth mentioning, but we did have wonderful gelato at Papilla.

Ruhl Plage

The only thing we would do differently next time is add on a day trip to St. Tropez, Cannes or Monaco as they are all quite close!
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