French Riviera

Travelling to the French Riviera with a Baby, Toddler or Young Child.

The French Riviera offers a sun, sea and fantastic food and is a very baby and toddler friendly destination.

The Mediterranean weather offers opportunities for relaxing on the beach, sightseeing and a vast array of outdoor activities. Nice is an excellent base and is less expensive than neighbouring St Tropez, Cannes and Monaco.

You will be able to visit many of the towns and cities on the French Riviera by car or by train. The TER (Transport Express Régional) train provides a regular service to all the coastal towns and offers some fantastic views along the way. You can rent baby equipment from Kidelio and this will be delivered to you at Nice airport or to your hotel.

Nice is a charming city where you can visit the old town and the Matisse museum in the Cimiez area is also worth seeing. The beach is a stoney beach  and is located in the centre of the town. There is a great choice of restaurants and ice cream shops around the beach area. On Saturday booksellers set up stalls on the promenade. Nice Chateau located between the Old Town and the Port is also worth visiting and the views from the top of the hill where it is situated are breath-taking. You can either walk to the top or take the elevator. The city is stroller friendly but baby changing facilities are few and far between, although you will find them in department stores and in some restaurants. A fold away changing mat is handy if you will be travelling around this area.

Villefranche Sur Mer is  a smaller town located outside Nice and has a wonderful sandy beach. It is also a fantastic base for family holidays and is quite close to the Italian border. If you will not be staying there it is certainly worth a visit. There is some fantastic family friendly apartments and hotels here also and the town is quieter and easy to walk around.The rail station at Villefranche is up some steps from the harbour area /old town which is the most scenic part and the town is built on a hill, but it is not too difficult to negotiate with a stroller.

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