10 best things to do for a hen weekend on French Riviera
“She said yes”. These words mean that something new and great is about to happen in your life. Probably, all your thoughts are occupied now by your future wedding’s details, and this is understandable. But besides of perfect guest list and color of flowers, another very important event should be organised - your night out before marriage in the company of best mates. We have chosen this 5 things to do on French Riviera for your perfect bachelorette weekend - check it now and plan your unforgettable last days of freedom!
1. Wine Tour from Nice
Everybody loves wine, everybody loves french wine. This is why the Wine Tour from Nice will be a perfect activity for the day before your hen night out. Visiting 2 wine cellars and then having a tasting in the third one will be finished with a typical french lunch in a local countryside Bistrot. You will also learn about the vineyards, the varieties used and techniques in growing, about the various wine making methods, hear the history of the castles and the general areas. And all that in a friendly atmosphere, surrounded by your best friends and accompanied by english speaking professional guide.
2. French Riviera trip
The French Riviera is well-known for its chic, picturesque coastal towns, where celebrities often roam the streets and hang out on yachts. Discover the best places on the South of France with this small-group day trip from Nice! With your minivan transportation from the hotel, enjoy the gorgeous drive and visit these towns stress-free. Minivans hold a maximum of eight passengers, so you and your friends will receive personalized attention from your English-speaking guide. This small-group tour is the perfect way to spend one day on the French Riviera and totally destress before important event.
3. Stay active
For those who prefer more adrenaline rush actions, different sport activities will suit well the hen or stag party. Try parasailing, snorkeling trip, stand up paddle or the Ferrari sport car experience in Nice. After a dynamic and eventful day take an aperitif in one of the numerous local bars, and enjoy the relaxing and festive atmosphere of summer on French Riviera.
4. “A little party never killed nobody”
...said Fergie once, and we totally agree with her! In this last night of freedom choose the best place to go out with your friends? However, don’t forget to reserve table in advance. Then, of course, what a party on an empty stomach? If you are a guest in the city and you don’t know what are the best places to go out for a dinner, check the The Evening Tour and Dinner in Monte Carlo which already includes:
- The scenic drive from Nice to Monte Carlo by the road that travels along the seaside cliffs, offering panoramic coastal views of the Mediterranean Sea
- A tour of the famous Formula One Grand Prix circuit
- Three-course dinner is at a restaurant in the heart of this famous millionaire's playground
- After dinner you are free to explore Monte Carlo at your leisure (for example, you can visit the Casino!).
You and your mates are going to be 100% satisfied, as the bachelorette party in Monaco is one of the most luxury, delightful and extraordinary ways to spend your pre-wedding weekend!
5. Boat cruise from Nice
Light sea breeze, snow-white yacht, favorite music and your beloved people around… This perfect scenario may come true aboard your 11,5-meter Sunseeker Superhawk yacht, which fits up to seven people. Sit back and enjoy your cruise from Nice along the stunning beaches of French Riviera. You will see picturesque and most beautiful places of the south of France: Cap-d'Ail, Beaulieu, Villefranche-sur-Mer and Menton. Pass the creeks of Fossette and La Mala, and feel like a celebrity as you admire the hidden villas of the rich and famous scattered along the glamorous coastline. Bask in the sun on deck and chill with your fresh drink, and use your provided snorkel equipment to take a refreshing dip in the cool Mediterranean water. If you’re lucky, you may even catch sight of dolphins or whales during the cruise! After an unforgettable trip, return to your hotel for dinner or enjoy the sunset on the beach of Nice.
6. Travel to Cannes
Cannes is one of the largest cities of the French Riviera. There are luxury hotels and beautiful beaches with an incredible view of the French coast. You can go to Cannes by bus, train or rental car, the road will take you no more than an hour. The main attraction of the city is La Croisette. You will have a great day if you first walk along this embankment, and then have lunch in one of the restaurants with a beautiful view. The best time to visit Cannes is from April to October. at this time it is warm and comfortable enough to be outside and enjoy delicious food, French wine, and incredible views.
7. Beach day
Cote d'Azur is also famous for its beautiful beaches. Here you will find both pebbly beaches, as in Nice, and beaches with white sand like in Cannes. We advise you to choose a beach where you can order cocktails and drink them while sunbathing on a sun lounger. The best time for a sea holidays in Nice is from May to September. By the way, in May and September, you may like it even more than in the summer months. At this time the water is already (still) warm, and there are fewer people on the beach than in July or August.
8. Visit lavender fields
Lavender, blooming from June to August, has amazing colors from smoky-purple to bluish-purple, depending on weather conditions. Tourist routes are laid among the fields, flower farms and picturesque villages mainly in the north of the province. During the lavender flowering period in Provence, many thematic festivals are held, where you can buy lavender soap, essential oils, honey, bouquets and bags with dried flowers. You can have a lavender picnic or photo session. This is where you can make very beautiful photos of your hen party.
9. Make a photoshoot
Invite a professional photographer to keep the best memories of this great weekend. You can not only get beautiful pictures but also have a great time. A photo shoot is not only about photos, but also laughing, drinking champagne and a spending a great time with friends.
10. Pool party
For your hen weekend choose a hotel that has a large outdoor pool. Make sure that you have a good music, drinks and snacks. If there is no pool in your hotel or you do not want to disturb other guests, choose a small villa for yourself and make a real party with your mates. Book a villa in the suburbs of Nice, Saint Tropez, Antibes or somewgere in Cannes.