French Easter Traditions in the South of France
France, and especially the South of France, has a strong catholic heritage and Easter weekend is not only a three but a four day public holiday. With the temperatures between the high 60s and mid 70s in April on the French Riviera, you can imagine how busy the Promenade des Anglais would be. Filled with chic Niçois sporting their oversized designer sunglasses, sauntering along the seaside with their leather jackets draped over their arms and their faces tilted towards the sun.
While this Easter will be very different from any other we have ever had, the focus on spending a moment with the family over a good meal and counting our blessings definitely rings true. All my memories of French Easter Traditions were created at Le Chef’s Grandmother’s home and I am happy to share her Easter menu with you.