French Riviera Cafés Overview

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Not unlike its Parisian counterpart, cafés in the French Riviera are ubiquitous, dotting every street corner in every neighborhood along the Mediterranean.

Lounging in a café in France isn’t just something to do, it’s a way of life, and people along the coast take their relaxation seriously in an array of venues that look out into the water or hover over a cobblestone street.

There is no shortage of beach cafés, where a see-and-be-seen crowd hangs out under shaded umbrellas while sipping tropical drinks and eating freshly caught seafood. Beach cafés can be found in Nice, Cannes, Juan-les-Pins, Antibes and every other town along the coast.

Cafés aren’t just for lazy beach days, some of the best French Riviera cafés are great for brunch or lunch, doing a little work (work in the Riviera???), reading a good book, hanging out with friends, or having a day date with that French god/goddess you met the night before.

Regardless of which café you find or which town in the French Riviera you happen to be in, what they all have in common is a relaxing setting to hang out and share in a never-ending reminder that you’re in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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