Journey with Javvy to the South of France: Best places to go in Nice and Monaco

We left Barcelona absolutely in love with the culture and the tapas and off we went to get fancy in the infamous South of France. Wow, this truly is the place of no complaints other than I need to make more money if I ever want to live in a place like this! This coastline wonder is filled with just beautiful people, high-end designer stores, mega yachts and delicious food. It has a strong Italian presence in it's architecture and dining, which made it an excellent segway to our next destination..Italy!

As expected the French Riviera is fabulous. Nothing beats drinking rose on a daybed while overlooking the Mediterranean. I am splitting up my posts in two so that I do not overwhelm you with too many things to do! I have the best places to eat in Nice and Monaco below and my next post will cover the best places to lounge in Nice and Cannes!

Where to stay?: Le Meridien Nice or try Air BNB and rent a cute little cottage!

Best places to eat in Nice:

Get fancy:

Jan- French and delicious

Le-Sejour Café- Wonderful French restaurant

Le Makassar (amazing brunch)

 

Mid-range:

Oliviera- they have the best dipping oil!

Le Petit Café Nice- a French café must

Arlequin Gelati Italiani- best gelato

 

Affordable:

Le café du port- away from the busy touristy spots of Nice

El Merkado- well priced and great tapas

 

Where to eat and play in Monaco:

Get fancy:

La Montgolfiere Henri Geraci- incredible meal

Jimmy’z Monte-Carlo- The nightlife spot of Monaco

 

Mid-priced:

Le Petit Bar- delicious little place you have to go to

Le Pinocchio- charming Italian spot

La Marquise- cutest café and pastry shop! Great macarons and delicious rose cake!

 

Affordable:

Azur bar Monaco- well priced and delish

 

FASHION WISE:

Wear preppy and chic clothes. All white or all black is totally accepted. For casual days, wear white skinny pants, gladiator sandals, a loose blouse or a striped button up top. If you are going to lay out, feel free to wear a thong bikini or go topless. Just make sure you walk in with a cute cover up or trendy pants (as pictured below)!

Hope you enjoyed my Nice and Monaco travel tips!

xo