Confiserie Florian, Le-Pont-du-Loup

One of the hidden gems of the countryside surrounding Nice is the Florian confiserie. A confiserie is a candy producer, and the Florian Confiserie prides itself in traditional manufacturing processes. They use the finest natural ingredients - which are mostly produced from dried flowers and fruits such as rose and violet petals, or oranges and lemons.

The visit to their factory os one of the highlights of the Sunny Days Prestige Travel Full Day Countryside Trip.

During the visit to the candy factory itself, you'll discover how candies are manufactured, and find out about the village where the factory is based, Le-Pont-du-Loup. The name of the village translates as "Bridge of the River Loup", and you'll see why this beautiful village carries this name as you descend from Gourdon, high above.

Today, the bridge in question is in ruins, with only the pillars remaining. Destroyed by the Nazis at the end of World War II, the bridge today is testament to the advance of the liberating forces advance during the liberation of the South of France.
Cover-Catalogue Printemps-Eté FLORIAN
Of course, no visit to this wonderful confiserie would be complete without sampling some of their wonderful products. Why not take some home to family and friends, too?

Decide what you want to sample before you visit thanks to their online catalogue here!


Cruiseship berthing in Villfranche-sur-Mer banner photo

cruiseship villefrancheWell, the "season" is upon us! It's going to be all go from here until late October.
Below is an image of one of the first cruise ships to berth in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Photo taken by our very own Justin.
Tell us, should we use this image on our "Berthing in Villefranche (Nice)" page, or the image already there?


New Multilingual Website

We've been busy over the quiet winter months, which is the "off-season" in the South of France.
In terms of tourism, Nice is quiet from November through to mid March. (In reality, the high season hits us around the time of the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix - normally the second and third weeks of May.)
However, this quiet time of year allows us here to touch base with our many agencies and tidy up loose ends.
One of those loose ends was the redesign of our website, upon which you are reading this article!
We now have a fully multilingual site, which should be location aware. Or, rather, computer settings aware.
So, if you are a native English speaker living in Spain, the site should display in English.
If you're a Spaniard living in Spain, it should display in Spanish.
Et cetera, and depending, of course, in which language you have set your computer up in.
Have a look around, tell us what you think. Certainly, there are things that may need ironing out. So feel free to contact us if you spot inconsistencies. There are contact forms on virtually every page, so shoot us a mail!
Oh, and of course... What do you think of the site, in general? Does it make you wish you were here? Does it help you dream you are?
We look forward to hearing from you.
The team at Sunny Days Prestige Travel