Aisling O’Connor: How to get elbow-to-elbow with the St Tropez A-List? Just book a table at Le Club 55
Wouldn’t it be just dandy to be able to decide that we’re sick of the recession and just start power spending again? With all the doom and gloom (weather and economy) it’s easy to forget that there are places in the world soaked in sun and untouched by frugality.
For those still fluid enough to ‘summer’, the Cote D’Azur is still THE hotspot to see and be seen, rub shoulders with the glitterati and exercise the old plastic. So if you’ve saved your pennies and need a break from credit-crunch talk, then hop on Ryanair flight to Nice for a slice of the good life.
The French Riviera has some of the best people watching on the planet. Not only is the coast littered with gorgeous old ports lined with yachts and terrace restaurants and bars to watch all the goings-on, you can head to beach resorts to watch and experience how the other half lives for a day from a quaint two-star base in the foothill towns of the Alpes-Maritimes, which can set you back from as little as €75 per night for a double room.