What is your favourite beach spot ?
Les Issambres is my favourite beach spot. Les Issambres has stretches of beautiful rocky coast with hidden little coves where you can hide away from the bustle of life for a few hours.
What is the best ski resort in the area ?
Definitely Pra-Loup in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. A friendly small village with a nice atmosphere. An advantage of Pra-Loup is that most of the slopes are North facing so the snow is of far better quality than the ski stations facing South. You can enjoy the lovely Southern Alpine weather, get a suntan whilst skiing and still have good quality snow. What more do you want?
What is your favorite ride / outing in the region?
There is a beautiful, yet very steep path leading up the Rocher de Roquebrune, just beside the village of Roquebrune sur Argens in the Var. Anyone who has driven the A8 motorway from Aix en Provence to Cannes will have noticed this massive rock formation just beside the motorway. The walk meanders over rock plateaus and through the forest. At the top you are rewarded with a view all the way to the sea!