Name: Margot DALESME 

 

Nationality: French and American 

 

Passionate about: People and good times with loved ones 

 

Joined the Friend in France Team: Spring 2016

 

Why we're proud to have Margot in our team:

 

Margot is a whizz kid with social media, so she is going to drag us into the 21st century and make sure Google thinks we're cool! 

 

She's hard-working, motivated and very able, so it's a pleasure to have her in the office. 

 

MEET margot...

 

What is the most important advice you give to friends and family when they visit you on the french rivieria ? 

 

I encourage them to immerse themselves in the Mediterranean way of life. Eating, drinking and living like locals for an authentic and memorable holiday. 

 

What is your favourite spot on the French Riviera? 

 

I have to say that a walk around Cap d’Antibes always has me awestruck. An absolutely beautiful place no matter the season. Another firm favourite of mine is Cap d’Ail and particulary Plage Mala, a secret little beach, where the water is clear blue and the sand is white…

 

How would your family and friends describe you? 

 

As a dynamic, trustworthy and fun person ! 

 

What is your favorite restaurant? 

 

My favorite restaurant would certainly be “Chez Gabry” in Coldirodi not far from San Remo. This place is the perfect definition of real Italian food made by “la mama”. It's best to go during the summer as they have a beautiful terrace with a view and a barbecue every night!

 

What is your favorite time of year on the Riviera? 

 

It would probably be June because I love early summer when the days aren't too hot and the evenings are long and full of 'apéritifs' at sunset!

 

What do you think is the “must” visit attraction on the Riviera?

 

I would say the Cours Saleya market on a Sunday morning, for the diversity of the fruit and vegetables but also for the scent of the flowers.

 

Which is your favorite tour? 
 

My favourite tour is “A taste of Provence” because I have a sensibility for old stone authenticity and charming villages such as Saint-Paul de Vence but also because Grasse is definitively a must visit attraction on the Riviera for the perfume industry.

 

 

Your favorite spot where you go to relax on days off? 

 

I love to relax with my friends and a glass of wine in Valbonne. I would recommend this little village to anyone visiting the area. It's a great place to enjoy a drink or an ice-cream and wander the pretty streets.