If you can’t visit in person, then why not have some of the Côte d’Azur’s emblematic brands delivered to you? Note: This article is part of a bigger magazine feature called “Take it Slow on the Côte d’Azur”
The famous perfumer founded in Grasse in 1926 has a very special link with the Côte d’Azur’s beautiful flowers, a source of inspiration for Fragonard’s fragrances, created according to the finest French traditions.
A jewellery brand 100% from Nice whose designs are inspired by something as pure and simple as the pebbles on the beach. Their stylish pieces are made by artisans and decorated with gemstones – and they ooze Riviera elegance.
Inspired by the Côte d’Azur, Antoine Pierini has created an exclusive collection of sculpted cane-glass pebbles with different effects and finishes to remind you of the Mediterranean sea.
Master glassmakers in the region since 1956, La Verrerie de Biot creates a range of homeware products from mouth-blown bubble glass, with a pitcher and goblets set for the Côte d’Azur France collection, and a breezy Swimming Pool line for outdoor jollies.
A native of Côte d’Azur, the designer and illustrator has created a successful range of retro-style posters which encapsulate the colours, vibrancy and legendary locations of the region, which is, after all, where the summer holiday was invented.
Founded in 1934 in Nice this producer of traditionally-made coffee has created a 100% Arabica ground coffee especially for the Côte d’Azur France brand served up in a smart metal tin. A stylish and welcome addition to any kitchen!
These artisan beer-makers from Saint-Martin-Vésubie survived the destruction of their brewery during Storm Alex, and still produce a range of refreshing flavours including a Côte d’Azur special. Now that’s worth raising a glass to.
Established in 1868, this is one of the region’s most famous olive oil producers with over 60 hectares, all farmed organically. Grab some of their deliciously plump olives, too, or how about their moreish goat’s cheese and almond olivade?
La Bastide has assembled an appetising mixed set of snacks and toppings – all produced in the Grasse countryside – especially for the Côte d’Azur brand, including tapenades, aubergine caviars, artichoke toastinade, pistou and creamed red peppers.
Candied fruits, crystallised flowers, chocolate olives, lemon, rose and violet bonbons are just some of the sweet delicacies manufactured by this long-established and highly respected gourmet confiserie. And each morsel is as pretty as a picture.
Artisan Chocolatier de Bellet-Nice’s Côte d’Azur gift box includes local flavours such as rancio, green lérina, orange wine, limoncello and pastis, all beautifully made by this popular artisan chocolatier in Nice.
Jams, aperitifs and liqueurs made from the family’s own lemon trees are at the heart of this local producer which has shops in Menton, Cannes, Èze and Lyon. May we recommend the special Côte d’Azur Limoncello? It’s Mediterranean sunshine in a glass.
From France Today magazine
Lead photo credit : Fragonard
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