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5 of the best small towns in the French Riviera

You have decided to buy a property in wonderful Nice, and you’ve got your eye on a French mortgage? One that is perfectly adaptable to your needs.

But, you feel the city may be too busy for your liking?

You may dream of picturesque mountains, sandy beaches with gorgeous people and tantalising cuisine…  And you are still mulling over your options of where you might enjoy long sunsets, delicious wine and precious family moments. Or even a promising business venture. 

Then this article is for you! Here are some interesting facts about our favourite small towns in the French Riviera:

The town of Le Cannet

Just north of Cannes, we find Le Cannet, a small town full of art deco buildings and open air restaurants and delis, certainly a spot for excellent food.

Explore art at Musee Bonnard, or meander around boutiques after a relaxing morning at the beach. The sea is just a short car journey away but you can also take the bus number 1.

Every Tuesday morning the Petanque players of the Place Jean Jaures make way so the Market can take place. You will find there fresh produces and local artisans. Le Cannet has a great balance of calm and French Riviera action.

The town of Saint-Laurent-du-Var

A suburb of Nice, the town lies to the west side of the River Var. This area offers a great quality of life, and being close to the sea means you’ll enjoy walks and many invigorating activities, as well as excellent seafood.

Discover the old village or indulge at one of the biggest mall of the French Riviera, Cap 3000. Currently being renovated, the “Centre commercial” will soon boast some amazing restaurants overlooking the sea. The town is also minutes away from Nice International Airport, so very handy for family, business and travellers.

Overall, Saint Laurent-du-Var is eclectic and offers something for all.

The town of Juan les Pins

The classic sandy beach town is lively and bustling with restaurants, nightclubs and casinos. Perhaps suited to those of a more extravagant lifestyle but still offers something to all.

Juan les Pins has daytime beach activities, miles of stunning scenery, and many fantastic restaurants. The town will blow you away with all it has to offer. It is the perfect way to escape the city.

The town of Biot

The commune of Biot is found on a hill, overlooking the mesmerizing Mediterranean. The town can be characterised by its classic French architecture and is famous for its pottery and glasswork. Biot is wonderfully serene, and will suit those looking for something away from the tourist areas. It is the perfect small town in the French Riviera.

The town of Menton

town Menton French Riviera

Located just near the Italian border, Menton is all you can imagine when you think of a small town in the French Riviera. It has the sea, a medieval old town but also a range of fantastic restaurants. The town is also known for its lemon, and hosts each year in February the “Fete du Citron” or Lemon festival.

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