One of the sumptuous aspects of living on the French Riviera is the fact that it receives 300 days of sunshine per year.
For those of us lucky enough to live, work or vacation here, this means that a significant part of our lives are spent living outdoors, under the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, with panoramic sea views famous to the Cote d’Azur where different hues of turquoise and sapphire blue reflect off our sunglasses.
We run or walk along the beach in the morning, lunch outside on the terrace or in the gardens, take our afternoon strolls along the beach, enjoy our glasses of rose in the soft evening sunsets, and dance all night under the stars. It truly is a lovely part of the world and for us at ZANTOS, is one of our most favored part of our work when we transform the outside living areas, gardens and terraces for our clients.
People often wonder why the French are so slim, and after living here for the past 14 years I clearly understand why…an active outside lifestyle. Biking, walking, swimming, skiing are the pillars of French living, and let’s not forget the fresh Mediterranean diet with locally grown food and the exceptional wine. Ahh…la joie de vivre!! The joy of life!!