Welcome to the south of France!

It’s safe to say that the French Riviera is a popular holiday destination. There’s a reason why we at Le Mas Candille are proud to call it home! Between the constant blue sky and sunshine, sandy beaches and world-renowned food and wine, you really can’t do better. So, what are the best places in the French Riviera?

Weather aside, there’s so much going on in the region that you can never truly be done exploring, visiting, and tasting. From kid-friendly outings to hours-long tasting menus and everything in between, French Riviera activities cover it all.

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And even better? It’s home to Le Mas Candille!

Le Mas Candille is a luxury 5-star hotel and spa with 45 bedrooms and a renowned restaurant. Luckily for our guests, we’re also centrally located in the region: only twenty minutes from Nice International Airport and just behind Cannes!

Guests come to stay at Le Mas Candille from all over the world. Our clientele is diverse, and they also have diverse interests when staying on the French Riviera. While some are joining us for a laid-back, seaside holiday, others are staying with us on an adventure-packed global trip.

To cater to these broad interests, we’ve put together a short A-Z Guide to the Côte d’Azur and to Le Mas Candille. Including day trips, beach trips, food, wine and hotel offers, this guide of French Riviera activities has something for everyone!

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Let’s Get Started!

A: Airport

Nice International Airport caters to a global clientele. Join us direct from Dubai, London, New York and more!

B: Beaches

The French Riviera is known for its stunning sandy stretches and the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Check out our blog post on the best beaches less than twenty minutes from Le Mas Candille.

C: Calisson

A delicious example of local Provençal culture. Calissons are a traditional regional delicacy made with ground almonds and candied fruit.


D: Dine

Le Mas Candille has an excellent restaurant for guests to dine in: taste a range of Provence at the Bistrot du Mas!

E: Explore

Explore the towns around Mougins. Antibes is only a fifteen-minute drive away: discover the port town’s history on a beautiful walking tour!

F: French

A trip to the Côte d’Azur wouldn’t be complete without some French practice. Read our blog for some tips on overcoming language barriers!

G: Gastronomy

The French Riviera is renowned for its gastronomy. For a taste, check out the Discovery Menu at Le Candille restaurant for an unforgettable gastronomic experience (note: due to the situation with Covid-19, Le Candille will reopen in Spring 2021).


H: Honeymoon

Can you think of a better destination than the South of France for a honeymoon? Read our post on planning the perfect honeymoon in our area.

I: International Events

Cannes Film Festival, anyone? ILTM? Russian Art Festival? We could go on and on!

J: Jazz Festival

The Nice Jazz Festival is an unmissable experience for any jazz lover.

Young couple enjoying Champagne Afternoon Tea on the sunny terrace.

K: Kick Back and Relax!

It’s a holiday, after all! If you need some tips, check out this blog.

L: Loyalty Rewards Programme

Did you know Le Mas Candille has a loyalty rewards programme? Read more about it here!

M: Markets

Enjoy everything Provence has to offer by visiting one of the many local markets in the area. Ask our reception team for more information about timings and location.

N: Nice Day Trip!

Have you explored Nice yet? Le Mas Candille’s closest city neighbour is ideal for a day trip! Here are some tips for your visit.


O: Our Town: Mougins

Mougins is a gem of a town, and Le Mas Candille is right in the middle of it. Live music, Michelin-starred dining, art galleries and much more! Did you know it was once home to Pablo Picasso? Read about the town here.

P: Private Events at Le Mas Candille

Did you know you can book fully-equipped and catered private rooms at Le Mas Candille? Get in touch to book your private event with us today!

Q: Quiet! De-Stress on the French Riviera

It’s a holiday, so take some time off and relax! Why not book an aromatherapy massage to help you out?

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R: Room Service

Can you think of anything more relaxing than enjoying a glass of chilled rosé and a delicious meal on your private balcony? Neither can we! Check the in-room menu in your Mas Candille room for all of the dining options…

S: Spa

The Spa Candille is internationally renowned for its treatments and service. Enjoy the best ESPA has to offer, without having to leave the hotel!

T: Temperature

It’s always sunny on the Côte d’Azur! Make the most of it by lounging by our pools or going on a day trip!

Thibault Modelia diving into Le Mas Candille pool at sunset.

U: Unique Gifts

You just can’t leave empty-handed. Ask our brilliant reception team about gift cards and regional gift baskets to bring some of the Riviera home with you.

V: Villa Candille

Experience true luxury in one of our incredible hotel suites.

Private sunbeds on villa candille terrace

W: Wine (obviously)

What would the French Riviera be without wine? Le Mas Candille is ideally placed to benefit from some of the best vineyards France has to offer, making this area another one of the best places on the French Riviera. Check out our extensive wine list here.

X: ‘Xtraordinary’ Service

Le Mas Candille really wouldn’t be the same without our incredible staff. Multi-lingual and multi-talented, they guarantee our guests a luxurious stay.

Y: Yoga, anyone?

Finding it tough to stay fit while on holiday? We’ve got just the fitness blog for you

White wine and rosé wine glasses

Z: Zzz… ready for bed yet?

At Le Mas Candille, all of our rooms are unique in their design. However, they’re all equally comfy and kitted out to guarantee you a deep night’s sleep every night. Find the perfect room for your stay here!

See You Soon!

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, email (info@lemascandille.com), or telephone: + 33 (0)4 92 28 43 43 if you have questions about any of the above.

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