Travels: Côte d'Azur (French Riviera)
Two weeks after our wedding, the man and I headed to the French Riviera for a friend's wedding and my birthday celebration (I'm the luckiest girl). We stayed at the exquisite Hotel Du Cap in Antibes, which inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's Hôtel des Etrangers in Tender Is The Night, and served as the backdrop for Chanel Resort Cruise Collection 2012. Everything about the hotel - service, room, food, ambience - was impeccable, as expected.
The day we arrived, welcome dinner was held at Cap Antibes Beach Hotel's Les Pecheurs. Food was amazing, and it was a treat to see everyone's interpretation of "Beachside Glamour." The wedding was held on the grounds of Hotel Du Cap, and continued on through the night at Le Baoli in Cannes.
We spent the rest of our days laying by the infinity pool and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, exploring neighboring towns like Saint-Paul-de-Vence (highly recommended), catching up with old friends and making new ones. While most guests left the day after the wedding, the man and I extended our stay to celebrate my birthday. I was totally spoiled by him with dinner at Les Terraillers in Biot, which I highly recommend as well. The location was not exactly ideal, but the food, wine and service were wonderful.
If anyone is planning a trip to France, I think the French Riviera should be on the top of the list of places to go. I know most people dream of Paris, but the French Riviera has a whole different level of glamour and uniqueness to it. Of course, like most places, there are some undesirable areas within the French Riviera, but as a whole, just feels different from Paris. The man and I definitely plan on heading back on a longer trip so we can explore the other towns like Èze and Villefranche-sur-Mer, and slowly working our way up the coast towards Monte Carlo.