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.
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!