Do it Yourself: Cheese Plate at the Cote d’Azur

DSC_0009   IMG-20150301-WA0000Where: France: Cote d’Azur: Antibes: Beach

When: On a sunny day in spring or autumn. Or in the shade during summertime.

DSC_0013Eat: As a traveller money can be rare sometimes. However you still want to experience local and typical foods for the area. A lot of bars and restaurants at the Cote d’Azur offer cheese plates  most of the times very expensive ones… So why not do it yourself? A local store or even a normal supermarket has such a large variety of cheeses. So just buy a bunch, get a baguette at the “boulangerie” and sit at the beach. All you need is a large beach towel or blanket to sit on.

Drink: Pair it with some sparkling wine (lots cheaper than champagne but still delicious) or some local wine.

DSC_0014Price: You will most likely stay under 20 Euros (including the wine). Having the same at a restaurant will cost you at least double (most likely way way more).

Do: Don’t forget sunscreen. It might not be that warm yet, but the sun is still strong.

My tip: Choose a beach with a public toilet. That way you can extent the lunch into dinner and further. A true backpacking experience.

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Would you still rather eat or drink in a restaurant or a bar? Click to find more places in the area.

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5 Responses to Do it Yourself: Cheese Plate at the Cote d’Azur

  1. Jess Carey says:

    You are living the dream! My biggest regret travelling through Europe was not taking more time to do this more often!

  2. I love picnics! This looks delicious! 😀

  3. Jelena says:

    I love this! 🙂 It’s what I do too to keep a good budget. Thanks for the great pic, post and photos 🙂

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