French Riviera guide

What to see on the French Riviera and which places to visit

  • Holidays on the French Riviera useful tips and information
  • French Riviera map
  • French Riviera what to see
  • Montecarlo
  • Cannes
  • Antibes
  • Juan les Pins
  • Nice
  • Saint Tropez
  • Villefranche
  • French Riviera pictures and photos

Holidays on the French Riviera useful tips and information

La Côte d'Azur is the eastern part of the french coast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, between Miramar, 13 km south of Cannes , and the border withSpain.

It is one of the most famous rivers of Europe and is defined by many writers as a "garden overlooking the sea".

Characterized by a predominantly Mediterranean climate, thanks to its southern exposure and the protection provided by the Provencal mountains and by Alps, Côte d'Azur it is both a winter and a summer destination for tourists who intend to visit it.

French Riviera map

French Riviera what to see

In Côte d'Azur there are many locations that offer incredible and suggestive beauties that you cannot help but visit them.

Here is a small handbook of main towns of the Côte d'Azur:

The 5 most beautiful and famous seaside resorts of the Côte d'Azur


Monte Carlo the Montecarlo

is the easternmost part of the city-state of Principality of Monaco, of which it constitutes one of the four traditional districts.

Montecarlo is a favorite destination for those who love the dolce vita and luxury in fact it is known for its casino, beaches, the skyscrapers, fashion and for having been elected as the place of residence of several celebrities.

Il Principality of Monaco boasts the presence of numerous Art gallery among the most prestigious of the Côte d'Azur where both "historical" artists and new names are exhibited, all rigorously selected and listed.

in short Montecarlo it is worth seeing, every corner surprises you.


The city of Cannes is the ideal destination for those who want to experience asparkling and lush atmosphere.

Here are the Extra luxury hotel among the oldest and most prestigious of the entire coast.

Cannes is famous for its waterfront, the Croisette, one of the most beautiful and spectacular walks in the world and for the namesake Film festival which turns out to be an inexhaustible source of visits by VIP and wealthy investors.

However a Cannes is situated divertissement for all budgets and we strongly advise you to visit it and scrutinize it all.

Visit Saint Paul de Vence: what to see in the most romantic medieval village on the French Riviera


In Italian Antibo, to Antibes a visit to the Picasso Museum which is located at Château Grimaldi and contains all the work that Pablo Picasso he made during his stay in Antibes.

Also between Antibes e Juan les Pins there is the famous peninsula of Cap d'Antibes where Francis Scott Fitzgerald set part of his novel "Tender is the night”And where there are some of the most exclusive hotels and villas in the world.

Very suggestive and not to be missed is the walk on the coast of the Cape starting from Garoupe beach.

Juan les Pins

Juan les Pins (pronounced Juan le Pen) is one offshoot of Antibes and is located at the bottom of the Golfe-Juan which lies between the Capo d'Antibes and the tip of the Croisette towards the city of Cannes.

It is a tourist destination especially for children, because it is full of night clubs and daytime for all budgets.

The city has two marinas located in the east: Port Gallicee Port of Crouton nice to visit.


Nice is a city that evokes images of Provencal markets, colors, palm trees, monuments e historical houses of exceptional architectural value, impossible not to visit it.

Here too, there are many luxury hotel, restaurants of all nationalities and night clubs of all kinds, which testify to the wealth of a tourism genuine enjoyed by this colorful city.

Once in Nice, one cannot miss the Promenade des Anglais, the most famous promenade of the Côte d'Azur, from where it is possible to see the blue of the sea, the beauty and charm of the palaces and the famous Ruhl Casino.

Saint Tropez

Saint Tropez it's a small town but not for this reason not of great prestige and fame.

Every year, Saint Tropez is half of International and Italian Jet-Set.

Many were the film and the music that spoke of this corner of Côte d'Azur, and still today "San Tropè" boasts of being a favorite destination for lovers of "crazy summer nights".


Villefranche is a picturesque and quiet town, it offers the opportunity to walk down and up long stairways to discover shop, shops e restaurants, or a romantic stroll right where in 1983 Sean Connery in the shoes of007 agent he shot some scenes of the timeless “Never say never”.

Among the structures that I recommend to visit is the Citadel, a magnificent military structure that in ancient times protected the gulf from raids by sea.

Here you can enter the various museums which preserve sculptures and relics of the last guests who lived there.

Not to be missed is also the walk inside the ramparts to admire its peaceful and heavenly flower garden.

Other cities that deserve to be visited are: Eze, Mandelieu, Mentone, Roquebrune, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Saint Paul de Vence e Mougin.

To organize a vacation in Côte d'Azur choosing among the best offered of the best tour operators see TRAVEL AND HOLIDAY OFFERS.

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