Name: Nolwenn TAQUET

 

Nationality: French

 

Passion for: Art 

 

Joined the Friend in France Team: Summer 2016

 

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

 

Nolwenn's enthusiasm & bubbly personality are perfectly suited to the Friend in France team. She has spent the past 4 summers working as a guide for other companies and, to be honest, we've had our eye on her for a while.  

 

She's now sharing her expertise & smile with our clients and we couldn't be happier. 

MEET nolwenn...

 

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

To explore places that are still kept secret such as le Sentier du Cap d’Antibes or the village of Sainte Agnès. I also encourage them to take advantage of all the different experiences on offer in the region, such as paragliding in Gourdon or visiting the Museum Renoir in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

 

What is your favourite spot on the French Riviera? 

I particularly love the coastal paths of the French Riviera some of the nicest can be found on Cap d’Antibes and Cap Ferrat. However, I also love hiking in the hinterland near Gourdon, Tourettes-sur-Loup and Grasse.

 

How would your family and friends describe you? 

I think they see me as a smiley, colorful, sensitive and caring person. People often call me “the artist” as I am a painter.

 

What is your favorite restaurant? 

To be honest, I love to cook so I rarely go to restaurants as I find my inspiration in the local markets. Therefore, I generally suggest that people visiting the French Riviera try their hand at cooking tasty niçoise recipes such as Salade Niçoise & petits farcis.

 

What is your favorite time of year on the Riviera? 

Personally, I love the spring when the days get longer and it isn’t too hot…  However, I also enjoy autumn because it’s the end of high season and the best time of year for breathtaking sunsets.

 

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

Despite being overcrowded during the summer season, Saint-Paul de Vence is definitively a “must” visit attraction on the Riviera for its unique history and architecture. I find the atmosphere in the village amazing!

 

Which is your favorite tour? 
My favorite tour would be A Taste of Provence with the visit of Grasse, Gourdon, Tourettes-sur-Loup and Saint-Paul de Vence.

 

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

During the summer I try to escape the touristy crowds by heading into the countryside to swim and relax by a cool river.