Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur is beautifully curved round the Bay of Angels, desirable and as lively as you like. Its reputation for glamour is enhanced by an equal reputation for top-end scandal. The clearest-possible light spangles the Mediterranean to create a setting for sybarites, and shadows for well-dressed decadence. The inauguration, in autumn 2013, of the brand new Promenade du Paillon - 30 acres of park running from the city centre to the sea - indicates that it has the imagination and drive to fulfill its ambitions. This is a glorious, and playful, slice of urban greensward. And it’s bewitching at pretty much any time of year.
A golf break to the South of France doesn’t come cheap, but you are paying for class, exclusivity and some of the finest golf courses and hotels this country has to offer. We recommend flying into Nice and heading west towards Cannes where exclusive venues such as Royal Mougins Golf Resort, the Chateau de Taulane, and fine courses like Cannes-Mougins await. Further along the coast, Terre Blanche Golf Resort is the epitome of luxury with outstanding golf and spa facilities.There are plenty of golf courses dotted around the French Riviera, just don't expect any seaside links courses as this prime real estate was given over long ago to hotel and holiday home developers!
The golf courses on the Cote d'Azur are predominantly set back from the coast in the hills behind. The closest you will get to playing golf by the Mediterranean is the Old Course at Cannes-Mandelieu (built before Cannes spread west!).The other option, for a quieter golf holiday, is to stay inland somewhere like St. Endréol or Château de la Bégude and enjoy the calm evenings with just the gentle rustle of cicadas accompanying your dinner under the stars.