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Family Activities at Christmas on the French Riviera

The French Riviera is the ideal destination to soak up the holiday season with everything happening including Christmas markets dressed in their finest decorations and lights, food festivals and winter activities.

There’s plenty for families to see and do, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune – here are my suggestions to get into the festive spirit on the French Riviera.

Lights: Enjoy some evening delight with light and music shows in St Laurent du Var and Nice

Cycle: Head out on two wheels on these flat coastal cycling trails in Cagnes sur Mer and Nice’s Promenade des Anglais.

Walking: Enjoy nature on the hiking trails at Cap d’Antibes, Villeneuve Loubet towards Cagnes sur Mer, and Parc du Paradou.

Skiing and snowboarding: Head to the mountains where you’ll find over 30 ski resorts just a few hours driving from the coast, catering for everyone from novices to expert.

Holiday markets: From food to animations, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained at the Christmas markets. The kids may not want to leave the Village de Noël in Nice with its ice rink, ferris wheel and carousels. There is also an ice rink at the holiday market in Cannes on Allées de la Liberté. There is also an outdoor rink in Monaco at the Christmas marketplace.

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Rebecca Whitlocke

Rebecca Whitlocke

New Zealand born and raised, Rebecca moved permanently to the French Riviera when she fell in love with an Englishman working on a super yacht.

With 10+ years background in the travel industry, she left the rat race and founded Access Riviera after realising there was a lack of travel information in English for expats and tourists.

Access Riviera is her blog providing general travel advice regarding sightseeing, transport and festivals focusing on families and persons with reduced mobility mixed in with a healthy dose of posts about 'la vie en France' as an expat.

When not writing for her blog and collaborating with companies such as FlipKey, Lonely Planet Kids and Wanderant, Rebecca consults globally in tourism and media. She enjoys stand up paddleboarding on the Riviera coastline, and searching for the best tarte aux citron in the region.

You can connect with Rebecca via her blog Access Riviera.

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