Nestled into Mercantour National Park's gateway, just 90km north of Nice, lies one of France's best ski resorts. Isola 2000 is a luxury ski resort town with over 2023 hectares of snowy terrain and 43 trail runs. The park is the snowiest resort in France and hosts high-level competitions year-round, including the French and European ski cups. The snow-covered mountains and slopes of Isola 2000 aren't just reserved for competitive skiers; the resort is welcoming to beginner, intermediate and expert-level skiers. It's also a popular destination with freestyle skiers thanks to the Slopestyle, Big Air, and Handrail features. As for the resort, guests enjoy various accommodation options, from private apartments and luxury chalets to hotels to suit all budgets. Entertainment is endless too, as Isola 2000 is home to a cinema, shops, bars, and restaurants. When you're not skiing one of the incredible runs (some of which have sea views on a clear day), you'll likely be snowmobiling through the forest or enjoying an authentic Austrian horse and cart ride through town. The best thing about Isola 2000? The local inhabitants, quaintly known as Isolians, call the resort home and welcome you with open arms.
When it comes to the French Riviera, exploring the Mediterranean coastline by boat is an absolute must. Renting a boat might seem a little overwhelming at first. You’ll quickly find you’re spoiled for choice. Small boats, motorboats, sailboats, and larger yachts are all available on the French Riviera. Each boat provides a different way to experience France’s sparkling southern coast. If you want to experience Cannes like a celebrity, consider renting a catamaran for €600/day. You’ll sail the Mediterranean coast at the hands of a private skipper. If a catamaran isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps a luxury boat would suit your needs. Luxury boats are roughly €900/day and include a skipper. If you really want to blend in with the locals, rent a yacht! If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, consider renting a sailboat. Sailboat rentals range from €200/day up to €600/day and include a flexible cancellation policy. Note that a skipper is mandatory for a sailboat. This means all you have to do is step on board, sit back, and enjoy the views. Rental prices vary depending on the size of the boat, the season, and the rental location. We’re here to advise you on the very best boat rentals and can point you in the direction of a rental to suit your needs.