The Cote d’Azur or French Riviera, as it is commonly known, is host to some of the finest restaurants and eateries in the world. Whether you’re looking for high class fine dining, seafront views, or back-street authentic French cuisine, at the foot of the Alps, this region really does have it all.
Producing wine since 600 BC, the region is steeped in history…
Sometimes overlooked, however, the Rhone and Provence Valleys are some of the most beautiful places in the region. Inland from it’s famous Cote d’Azur neighbours of Cannes and Nice, the area is a fascinating fixture for any foodies looking to sample locally produced, authentic, fine wine and food. A more “earthy” approach to it’s wine and food production, than that of it’s coastal neighbours, the area is home to some of very best restaurants in the region.
Le Carre Des Sens is one of the finest restaurants in the region and has been producing world class culinary delights for many years. You’ll be delighted by the use of locally sourced, high quality produce, great taste and impeccable presentation. It’s also a great spot for Whiskey and Champagne connoisseurs, with one of the most detailed and fastidious drinks list in the region.
Cannes is major resort in the Cote d’Azur, attracting millions of visitors each year, with such an influx of tourists from all over the world, it makes sense that it would offer a diverse selection of foods, wines and restaurants… in this regard, Cannes does not disappoint.
One of the most striking hotels in Cannes is the Hotel Majestic Barriere, who’s restaurant serves some of the most opulent, delicious and high quality cuisine in Cannes (see properly list for the best of the best accommodation there). If dining out only once in Cannes, make sure it’s at the Majestic Barriere, it will not disappoint.
For an all round panoramic view of the harbour and the old town, with some of the finest food and wine on offer, be sure to check out the Radisson Blu, which serves a variety of French and World Cuisine, a fantastic spot for a meal for two, perfect for a romantic evening.
Nice has long been considered one of the premier fine dining spots in all of France, hyperbole some may say, but to experience it you must see it for yourself.
Serving a mouth watering authentic Mediterranean cuisine, Le Sejour Cafe, is far and away the best spot in Nice of it’s kind. In fact, you will not find Mediterranean cuisine as good as this anywhere else in the region. Prices range for £20 – £40, a little pricey, but the quality is superb.
For the sweet toothed foodies amongst you, Arlequin Gelati Italiani, produces gorgeous Italian Ice Cream, perfect to help you cool off on those hot and muggy Cote d’Azur summer nights. Locals refer to this spot as “the best ice cream parlour in the world”, seriously try it for yourself, it’s as good as it gets.
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