And she had some great tips for Britons: “When we look at the Cote d’Azur, for example, maybe stop in Nice briefly, but then go on to Menton, which is very close to Nice, but is not Nice.
“It’s a tiny coastal hideaway on the French Riviera, much quieter,” which meant it was less likely to get booked up months in advance.
Cat continued: “On the Italian Riviera, Alassio is another one. It used to be popular with Britons, maybe in the 70s.
“It’s just a beautiful, amazing rural kind of resort, right on the Med, everything that you want but in a kind of lowkey and chilled way.