Want to sing Jingle bells in French Riviera’s seashore? Do you prefer spending your Christmas holidays surrounded by snow? Both options? At Bruce International we want to give 5 reasons why a winter break along the Côte d’Azur is the perfect Christmas holiday plan:
1. Enjoy a relaxing winter holiday
The French Riviera is a great holiday destination during this period of the year because it’s the perfect time to enjoy a relaxing holiday with reduced crowds, cheaper flights and high availability on furnished villas and apartments. Also, if you’re looking to experience the holidays like a local, winter is the best season you can choose, as the South of France has numerous French traditions and events during Christmas that makes this holiday unique.
2. Christmas Markets on the Côte d’Azur
During winter you can discover the traditional cuisine while enjoying the panoramic views of the French Riviera. Also, you can find different Christmas markets on the Côte d’Azur during December, with a wide range of personalized and homemade gifts at reasonable prices.
The two most well-known and best-loved of all the Christmas markets on the Cote d’Azur are situated in Monaco and Cannes. Monaco’s Christmas market invites you to skate while Cannes’ is the most famous Christmas market with wooden chalets and beautiful lights.
3. Shopping in Cannes
Luxury and affordable shopping in Cannes? Cannes has a glamour reputation over the world, as it’s known as one of the best luxury shopping destinations. However, you can choose between high-end brands such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Prada or Chanel, or more affordable brands like Zara, H&M or Mango.
La Croisette is one of the most known streets that host the best boutiques selling designers’ products, ranging from more expensive brands. However, if you visit the Rue d’Antibes, which runs parallel to La Croisette, it will cover all shopping needs, from cheaper clothes to jewellery and perfumes.
Although, if you haven’t found what you’re where looking for in La Croisette and Rue d’Antibes, visiting the Rue Meynadier is a must. Rue Meynadier has the reputation of being much more affordable, with sellers opened to bargaining, by giving the change to tourists to achieve the best prices!
4. Skating on the Côte d’Azur
Ice skating outdoors is a Christmas tradition for many families all around the world. Côte d’Azur is not an exception. French Riviera landscape conditions offer a big range of options to practise skating with family and friends!
If you want to have a mountain experience surrounded by some snow, Auron is a highly recommended place to visit. Also, the sea-facing Rock Beach Promenade spans 1.2km along the Bengal coastline and makes this place an ideal skating area.
5. Looking for a white Christmas?
However, if you’re dreaming of a “white Christmas,” the South of France can also be your holiday destination! Only a few hours’ drive of the French Riviera you can find the French Alps and Pyrenees.
With luxury resorts and breath-taking views of mountains peaks covered of snow, the French Alps is one of the best destinations to experience a magical white Christmas. If you fancy skiing, snowboarding or other winter sports, Pyrenees is your best option!
Bruce International is a professional south of France real estate who offer a selection of exclusive apartments, houses and villas in the South of France; specifically, the Côte d’Azur region. Our experts have a wealth of experience in the real estate industry and have provided a brief introduction into the legalities of buying a house in France.