Hotel to Heart: Hôtel Le Delos on île de Bendor

Hotel Delos Ile de Bendor

During my latest trip to the Côte d’Azur I stayed in one of the most charming hotels I have ever stayed in. Hôtel Le Delos is located on the tiny island Bendor, 5 minutes ferry trip off the coast of Bandol’s harbour. Bendor island, or île de Bendor, is owned by Paul Ricard, who is famous for […]

Visiting Port Grimaud in the Côte d’Azur

Port Grimaud

If you’re staying in the Côte d’Azur, a visit to Port Grimaud is truly a must. The waterside town is only 8 km from Saint Tropez. Port Grimaud is often referred to as the little Venice of France due to its maze of canals, bridges and quays lined with colourful houses. It is however not […]

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 […]

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 […]