Home to amazing architecture and equally impressive natural formations, Marseille is a beach break, nature-lover’s paradise and a city escape rolled into one marvellous destination! Hit up the sightseeing essentials like the picture-perfect Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde that dominates the skyline, the elegant art deco Opéra Municipal opera house situated in the heart of the city, and the famous port where you’ll find no shortage of sumptuous seafood. Speaking of the sea, grab your sandals and beach towel and make your way to the Plages Escale Borely for a fun-filled getaway on the sand along with an extra helping of bars, cafes, restaurants and water sports. If a bit of adventure is what you’re after, the Calaques that surround Marseille are an absolute must-visit. This rugged limestone terrain is a hiker’s dream and will reward a little exertion with stunning views you won’t soon forget. The Calanque de Sugiton is the most easily reached and well-worth your time, assuming you can pull yourself away from the chic city’s magnetism.
After a short flight with on-board refreshments, you’ll touch down in the beautiful Mediterranean tiny city-state of Monaco. Bordered by France on three sides, Monaco bears many similarities to its neighbour with an added injection of wealth. With roughly 30% of its population made up by millionaires, Monaco oozes affluence. As you walk its historic, cobblestone streets and yacht-lined harbour you can admire some of the most luxurious retailers in the world, with exotic supercars and watches exceeding the £100,000 mark a common sight. Not everything in Monaco is expensive, however, plenty of incredible views come for free. Gaze upon the picturesque Palais du Prince, an impressive fortress overlooking the sea that’s home to the oldest monarchy in the world. Located in the old ward ‘Monaco Ville’ and constructed from light limestone, Saint Nicholas Cathedral was only finished in 1903 and is sure to wow you with its intricate interior and gorgeous marble altar. After seeing all the luxury hotels, boutiques, nightclubs and restaurants, you might just want try your hand at joining the big leagues overnight. If so, head to the iconic Monte-Carlo casino and risk it all on a roll of the dice.
You’ll be spoilt for choice in the beautiful city of Nice, with glorious sea views, culture galore and some of the best French food around. For an outstanding view of the city, head to the Ascenseur du Château and climb to the top of Castle Hill. In the gardens at the peak you can take in miles of brown-topped homes and tall spires across the city or enjoy an ocean panorama. Those looking to stimulate their minds would be wise to check out some of Nice’s well-known museums such as the provocative Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, the illustrious Musee National Marc Chagall and the exotic Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice. France is famous for its unusual delicacies and Nice has them in the good supply! Socca is a street food staple that most resembles a chickpea pancake, blasted in a wood oven to give it a delicious smoky taste, while Pissaladière is pizza with a twist, and topped with intense flavours like anchovies and olives. Nice is also the birthplace of Ratatouille and bound to blow your mind! For a true dose of tranquillity why not find a peaceful spot on the beach, light up some candles, and take in the endless blue…
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