The most beautiful village in the Côte d’Azur : Bormes-les-Mimosas

Bormes-les-Mimosas

Tucked between the Mediterranean sea and the Maures mountains, on the route from Hyères to Saint Tropez, there is Bormes-les-Mimosas. The small medieval village, perched on the slopes of the coastal hills, is said to be the most beautiful village in the Var region of the Côte d’Azur. I have no trouble believing that, as I […]

Plage de Saint Clair – the Côte d’Azur best kept secret

Plage Saint Clair

Beaches abound in the Côte d’Azur, but finding one that stands out from all the rest is quite a task. The French southern coastline is one of the most beautiful beach destinations in Europe. The versatility of beaches is endless; You can have your pick between white sandy beaches, organized family beaches, unspoiled coves, rocky and […]

Côte d’Azur travel tip: a day trip to Île de Porquerolles

Ile de Porquerolles

The highlight of my holiday in the Côte d’Azur was my day trip to the island Porquerolles – in French: Île de Porquerolles. I found it so beautiful and peaceful that I literally teared up while I was there. The unspoilt island is boasting with deserted coves, and white sandy beaches with the clearest water you have […]

Inside the Chanel mansion in Saint Tropez

chanel pop up boutique st tropez

Every year, the La Mistralée private mansion in Saint Tropez transforms into a seasonal Chanel pop-up boutique. Until October 5th, 2016 you can gauge at, and shop the summer resort collection in a beautiful setting. As a real Chanel fan, I obviously went to the pop-up boutique on my recent vacation in Saint Tropez.  I was […]

Côte d’Azur seaside restaurant tip: Couleur Jardin

Restaurant Couleur Jardin

When travelling in the Côte d’Azur, one of the best things is, to have dinner at a seaside restaurant. Nothing beats the experience of dining with a sunset view and a sea breeze, doesn’t it? My hotel, Hôtel L’Orangeraie in La Croix Valmer, was only a 5-minute drive from Plage Gigaro, where a few charming restaurants are […]

Hotel to Heart: Hôtel L’Orangeraie in La Croix-Valmer

Hotel L'Orangeraie la Croix Valmer

After staying in Saint Tropez, where everything is glamourous and cosmopolitan, I thought it would be nice to stay in a more French Provencal hotel. I love boutique and design hotels most, but this time I was looking for something charming. My quest led me to the Hôtel L’Orangeraie in La Croix-Valmer. The building dates back […]

Hip Hang-out in St Tropez: Le Bar d’O

Le Bar d'O Saint Tropez

A visit to Saint Tropez isn’t complete without “beaching” in style. So that’s exactly what I did while vacationing in the glamourous town. My hotel, the Benkiraï Hotel, was only a 5 minute drive from the famous Pampelonne beach, where all the beach clubs and seaside restaurants are. Since I already visited the best lunch […]