How to Beat the Heat on the Côte d’Azur
By Phoebe Thomas
Much of Europe has been gripped by a heatwave these last couple of weeks, with temperatures breaking all records. The Côte d’Azur has seen the mercury rise to 38-40°c with relentlessly warm nights offering little relief. Air-conditioning is not the norm in local houses, offices nor even hotels, so what can you do to keep cool? I asked some local blogging friends for ideas of cool ways to beat the heat on the Côte d’Azur.
Ideas to Beat the Heat
Head to the hills
Walk in a gorge
Eat ice cream
Walk through the fountains in Nice
Visit a museum
Go to the movies
French Riviera (and Beyond) Family-Friendly Activities by Access Riviera
Villeneuve Loubet is located between Nice and Antibes and for tourists it may not seem instantly appealing with less restaurants and accommodation than other French Riviera towns. However, there is plenty to see and do with lots of free activities and paid attractions that will keep your family happy on a weekend or holiday. Family-friendly cycling and walking: Villeneuve Loubet.
Take a boat ride out to the islands just off Cannes. The Lerins islands are a haven of calm and tranquillity and a lovely change from the hustle and bustle of the coast. There are two islands – the bigger one, Sainte Marguerite, has a Royal Fort where the Man in Iron Mask resided and a maritime museum as well as guided trails to discover the island.
The smaller of the two, Saint Honorat, is home to a monastery which is home to Cistercian monks who have inhabited the island since AD410. The monks divide their time between prayer and producing red and white wine (which is really rather good), honey, lavender oil and Lérina, a herbal liqueur. There is a monastic tower to discover on the south side of the island and a beautiful restaurant, La Tonnelle.
…Continue reading here for this collaboration blog post by Phoebe at Lou Messuogo