The Cote d’Azur is one of Europe’s finest summer holiday destinations. I took my last summer photographs out of my repertoire and these come now in a black and white series. From known St. Tropez, Antibes to lesser known idylls, including Éze, Vence and Menton. It has attracted aristocracy, artists and actors for years, drawn by the sumptuous establishments, the sensual coastline and the unique light. I am counting down the days until I will finally spend a few days at the French Rivera mid of May again. Just to mention, June and September are some of the best months to visit the Riviera, while July and August are the height of the season. I had no chance to visit some museums during our French Riviera Tour, but for this summer I have put Musée Granet on my to-do; its considered as one of France’s most beautiful museums, an impressionism-lover’s dream, with paintings by Monet, van Gogh and Renoir. Also Musée Picasso is on my top list set in the ancient Chateau Grimaldi and of course the Musée Matisse. The Maison Bulles in Théole-sur-Mer is for sure also worth the visit. I won’t manage it during my trip now in May, but I will be hopefully some weeks during August at the Riviera. Art is always a good cause to head back to the most beautiful and enchanting… the South of France. I will be road tripping and stopping for art.
Private Villa at the La Reserve Ramatuelle.
By the vineyards in the Provence at La Coquillade.
The most enchanting in Éze. Cap Estel.
Where to escape nearby St. Tropez. Mas de Chastelas.
Four Seasons Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
The most beautiful place in Antibes. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.
My favorite in Vence. The Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa.
Cute cats hanging around in Grimaud.
Menton. The last French Village before Italy.
The magical sunsets in Antibes.
Where to stay in St. Tropez. La Ponche.
What to put into your suitcase for a trip to the French Riviera …