The French Riviera is known as one of the world’s most beautiful destinations blessed with an exceptional climate! It presents a cultural character, many museums and various events that take place every year, attracting celebrities of the international jet set, such as the Cannes Film Festival, the Grand Prix and the Yacht Show in Monaco! The French Riviera also presents beautiful beaches for sunbathing and a vivid nightlife! Favourite spots: Monaco, Cannes and Saint-Tropez!
At the border with the principality of Monaco lies beautiful Cap d’ Ail, known for its cozy beaches with emerald waters.
Cosmopolitan Monaco attracts every year numerous visitors and celebrities, situated between the mountain and the sea. There are a lot of popular boutiques and high-end restaurants that line up over the port of Hercules. Taxis are difficult to find though. Hot attractions are the Monte-Carlo casino, the event of the Grand Prix and the Monaco Yacht Show (taking place mid-September). You should definitely visit the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the exotic Gardens and the changing guards at the Prince's Palace. When you are not touring the city's best places, just admire the beautiful scenery and taste local gastronomic delights!
Nice is the biggest resort on the French coast and that’s why it has been called the “capital of Côte d'Azur”. Beautifully curved round the Bay of Angels, Nice with its sidewalk cafés and bistros, vibrant markets and notable museums, is the ideal town to enjoy the French essence! An intriguing cultural place to visit is the impressive Musee Matisse, which houses hundreds of works by the famous artist Henri Matisse.
Take a walk along the Promenade des Anglais and relax near the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Don't miss a visit in the gorgeous Park Phoenix that includes a spectacular range of exotic plants and flowers!
Antibes, the pearl of Côte d'Azur, is one of the most romantic and beautiful towns of the French Riviera. It is ideal for an evening walk at the historic center, especially in July, when the oldest European Jazz festival takes place! The old town of Antibes is located within the city walls around the Chateau Grimaldi. Many of the best restaurants with tasteful local specialties can be found near this area.
The resort area offers great beaches for swimming and sunbathing. One of the most popular bay is Plage de la Salis, full of white sand and crystal clear waters, next to the yacht club and ideal for refreshing moments under the sun!
Saint Tropez is a modern version of a medieval town offering an even more lavish lifestyle to the French Riviera. The Old Port is perfect for a morning promenade and coffee in one of the plentiful cute cafes, while watching the tiny fishing boats, the luxurious yachts and the colourful houses. One of the many attractions is the famous Musée de l’Annonciade, the oldest modern art museum and the lively square Place aux Herbes with the terrace cafes. One of the local dishes that must be tasted is “Bouilliabaisse” accompanied by a fine glass of wine! Saint Tropez is the place where you will relax enjoying the sun, the sand and the turquoise waters that call you to dive in. Some of the most popular bays are Tahiti beach and Plage de Pampelonne, where the film “And God created woman” with Brigitte Bardot took place!
Cannes is the city of stars and luxury, mostly known worldwide for the Film Festival. She is also a renowned seaside resort, presenting not only relaxing beaches but also a particular architectural identity! In the area there are local museums, like the Musee de la Castre and the brilliant modern-art museum Centre d' Art La Malmaison, not be missed! Walk in one of the most iconic streets, La Croisette, where you can find various high-end restaurants and hotels! Head to Cannes' Marche Forville to try local products or enjoy swimming in the charming public beaches of the area; Palm Beach & Plage du Midi are some of the most famous ones.