French Riviera

Charleston based photographer and blogger Lucy Cuneo shares her favorite places to visit, eat, shop, and more in the French Riviera. 


Grimaud (flower covered doorways, winding streets) , St. Tropez (the big port with lots of shopping and restaurants) , Gassin (hilltop town overlooking St Tropez, a perfect spot for dinner and a view) , Port Grimaud (if you like a more modern look, it’s a mini, modern Venice with winding canals). 


Honestly I think it’s best to rent a house (with a pool) so that you have a base and can eat meals at home.  One of the pleasures of France is going to the market and cooking up simple things with the delicious, seasonal ingredients and very inexpensive rosé by your side.


 Le Club 55 — the best store on earth is there too.  There’s an amazing restaurant which is a fun splurge, call ahead to make a reservation.  Otherwise, you can grab beach mattresses and have lunch at the beach bar — that’s the more casual and equally fun route. For a sweet teat don’t miss Barabac Ice Cream in the port — it’s delicious!


The Market in St. Tropez is Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7-1 and is amazing — baskets, soaps, tablecloths, food, cashmere and linen — they have it all!  My other favorite stores are Baar and Bass and Lulus

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