Local Provençal honey markets

Fete du Miel a Mouans-SartouxThree honey-licious events will celebrate and raise awareness on beekeeping as well as honey making. Provençal cities organise traditional honey festivals every year but 2020 has proved difficult for these events. Now, two of three festivals will be happening in August and the third will be coming up in October. Open to all and free of charge, everyone is encouraged to participate and learn more about respecting the all-important bee and the liquid splendour they produce.Read more

Food and fun under the sun

Les Canailles Beach NiceWhilst taking a stroll on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, the idea to spend the rest of the day by the sea might make itself too tempting to resist. In that case, whether it is with friends, family, or perhaps even a lover, the new beach “Les Canailles” will be pleased to receive you in its charming setting between 10 am and midnight.Read more

Special weekend to picnic in wineries in Provence

Winery picnicFor the 26 to 27 July, independent wineries throughout PACA and the Var are opening their doors for convivial picnics amongst the vines! This is a great chance to get to know a local winemaker and spend a lovely afternoon with friends in the outdoors. What better way to enjoy the southern French lifestyle? We have a long list of participating wineries...Read more

Subtil Wine: Local sommeliers create biodynamic wine company

Rémy Grenet (l) and Alexandre Cordier (r), the founders of Subtil WineTwo entrepreneurial sommeliers in Monaco have created a new business for a very niche wine market. Their company, Subtil, is committed not only to the distribution of Biodynamic wine, but also the education and awareness of Biodynamic principles. Read more

Auguste Escoffier: The father of French cuisine celebrated on Arte

Auguste Escoffier © Musée EscoffierOn Saturday, June 6, the Art & Culture channel, Arte, will air a portrait of the famous inventor of modern gastronomy - Auguste Escoffier, a child of the Côte d'Azur. Born in Villeneuve-Loubet, the city now houses a museum of culinary art dedicated to the world-renowned chef. When did this culinary master, known as the ‘King of chefs and chef of Kings’ reign? Read on to discover this local legend.Read more

The best French food delivered!

Home delivery by SpeedKingz via Shutterstock**UPDATED!** Just because we’re under quarantine doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy good food and wine - this is France, after all! We’ve gathered a (non-exhaustive) list of local merchants still working and offering either delivery or shipping. Whether you want fresh fruits and vegetables direct from local farms, artisan chocolates or even beer, wine and spirits, we’ve got you covered! So stay home, stay safe and support local business! Check back often, we are constantly updating the list.Read more

Top Côte d'Azur restaurants and hotels share their recipes

Vegan Gorilla NiceLemon asparagus, crab salad with grapefruit and avocado; proper madeleines; lemon cake; asparagus gnocchi, fried artichokes, Creole chicken… Lots of Michelin star chefs, top hotels and famous restaurants are sharing some of their favourite recipes online or on their Instagram feeds. We have rounded up a decent list!Read more

Getting going with Pura Vida

While it may seem that new and exciting food trucks are increasingly ubiquitous, being able to navigate through the incessant red tape and actually start the venture is rather hard work. Read more

La Langouste: sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine

The gourmet food scene in Nice is perhaps the most exciting on the Côte d’Azur. No longer can restaurants rely on a historic name or excellent address to get guests through their doors (although many great examples still remain). The city is being opened up for opportunity, and the owners of La Langouste saw just that when this vast restaurant space became available little over two years ago.Read more

La Gaudinade: à l'écoute

If you follow the main road of old town Mougins on its gentle upward curve from Gabriël Sterk's bust of Picasso on the Place des Patriotes, you will soon come to find yourself outside La Gaudinade on Rue de l'Eglise. Read more

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