Confiserie Florian and the Cap de Nice
Bank Holidays are pretty common in May in France, so the French linguistic Institut Alpha b always offers free activities to their students for these days. One of our favorites activities is the visit of the Confiserie Florian followed by a walk along the coast.
The Confiserie Florian was associated to the Perfumery Fragonard for a long time because the son of the founder of Fragonard opened the first Confiserie shop in Cagnes-sur-Mer, next to Nice. So, what is a Confiserie? It’s a place where candies, chocolates, marmalades and crystallized fruits are created and where you can buy them. There, you will have a private walking tour of the factory and of course, you will have the possibility to buy what you want at the shop at the end of the visit.
The visit of the Confiserie is followed by a walk along the Cap de Nice. Starting from the port right next to the boat and the yachts, the walk will take you away from the road and the cars to appreciate the hidden pathway around the Mont Boron on white rocks along the sea. Don’t forget to bring a cap, some water, and good walking shoes. No flip-flop on rocks!
Between Nice and Villefranche-sur-Mer, the Cap de Nice is called “Sentier du littoral”, the littoral pathway, and is a stroll loved by the people of Nice and not really known by tourists. On the way, you can see the Castle of the English man with its bizarre architecture, inspired by India (!). But you will probably pay more attention to the maritime landscape in front of you. This hike will let you appreciate breathtaking views on Nice and Villefranche-sur-Mer, along with letting you enjoy the transparency of the sea and its reflection on the white rocks there.
The boldest students could even stay at any moment on the way back in one of the creeks to enjoy a bit of sunbathing on the rocks and a swim on a sunny afternoon in Nice.
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