The 2019 Summer season has undoubtedly been a successful period for the Côte d'Azur! But if you want to extend your Summer or ease yourself into the Winter between the sea and the mountains, the Côte d'Azur is the destination for you!
There are 1001 reasons to spend your end of season holiday in the Côte d'Azur and here are just 5 that will make up your mind.
A very generous climate!
All seasons are very mild in the Côte d'Azur. Autumn doesn’t arrive until the end of October and Springtime starts early. In other words, temperatures are more than pleasant in both Summer and Winter. With over 2,700 hours, and no fewer than 290 days of sunshine each year, the Côte d'Azur enjoys luminosity that leaves an impression on visitors to the region.
Nice Airport offers ease of access
With over 13.5 million passengers each year, traffic through Nice Airport is increasing steadily. The airport offers direct flights to over 120 destinations, making the Côte d'Azur more accessible and appealing (the most recent addition is a new regular flight, 3 times a week, between China and Nice which started on 2 August 2019).
You can book your direct flight to Nice in a few clicks with over 60 airlines flying into and out of the airport.
Check out the hinterland and its wonders
This is the cradle of Niçois culture. A far sight from the big city, the hinterland is a real jewel made up of valleys and traditional Medieval villages, just 10 to 30 minutes from Nice.
And that’s not all! The Alpes Maritimes is home to 15 mountain resorts offering all types of winter sports, all within an exceptional and sun-drenched setting.
Here are the 3 biggest ski areas: Auron, Isola 2000, Valberg.
Taste regional dishes
A fresh, inventive Mediterranean cuisine made from local sun-drenched produce, full of flavour and aroma; here are just some of the specialities that await you:
- Socca pancakes that you can try at the local markets or in the old town...
- Pan Bagnat, a local sandwich to be devoured on the beach.
- Pissaladière (anchovy and onion tart) as a snack when exploring Nice
- The dessert La Tourte aux Blettes (Chard pie).
Then, a few of the dishes to try in traditional restaurants:
- Les farcis (stuffed vegetables)
- La daube (traditional beef stew)
- Deep-fried courgette flowers
- The Niçois Salad
Take part in the legendary Nice Carnival
Everyone has heard of the Nice Carnival. It excels in all areas and that is why it is renowned!
No fewer than 20 floats and 300 “giant heads” designed by cartoonists from the biggest international daily newspapers parade among music groups from all over the world. For the 136th Carnival, Nice will become the World Fashion Capital!
So, what are you waiting for? Why not book your next holiday in the Côte d'Azur?