Summer is already here and you have two options! Sweat your way through your daily, regular routine, or plan a luxurious French Riviera vacation. We think we know the answer to this dilemma! Sunny beaches, impossibly blue waters, lavish hotels and an urban excitement – The Cote d’Azur is lush, relaxing and beautiful.
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Glamourous without pretension, Menton is the ultimate seaside small town on the coasts of the French Riviera. Narrow streets, pastel colored houses, and a lovely old port, Menton is more relaxed and low key then its Cote d’Azur neighbors. Don’t miss out the town’s famous lemons festival. Every February, the town’s streets and gardens are adorned with thousands of tons of oranges and lemons. It’s a sight to behold!
If you’re looking for a French Riviera resort to kick back and relax, this is the place for you. Monte Carlo is small, filled with character and glitz. The area boasts Mediterranean climate, sophisticated charm and an old world glam like no other. Think – exquisite designer clothes, gambling at the stunning Monte Carlo casino, or sipping a cocktail on a yacht. You will have a fabulous time, guaranteed, as this is truly one of those trips to Europe worth making and definitely unforgettable!
As spring is blooming, Eze is the perfect place for a vacation. Sitting impressively high above sea level and overlooking the glistening Mediterranean, the village is as historic as it is charming. Eze is located in the French Riviera, not far from nice, but it has a more local and quaint atmosphere. You can spend the day walking in the maze of little streets, admiring the pink Buganvilia and clear blue ocean view.
Like a local tip – Visit Le Jardin exotique d’Eze, a breathtaking exotic garden sitting on top of Eze’s hill. The views are spectacular and the exotic plants and works of art in the garden are well worth the visit.
The unofficial capital of the French Riviera, Nice is as charming and elegant as can be. No French Riviera vacation is complete without a visit here! With bustling markets, a beautiful old town, rich architecture and chic restaurants, Nice is the ultimate summer resort. If you’re looking for the best beaches in Nice, check out the private Castel Beach or the public Coco Beach.
This celebrity playground is a hedonistic paradise. Couture clothes, chic restaurants and exciting night life. Underneath the glitz and glam, Cannes is pretty, elegant and serene, surrounded by tranquil beaches and glistening waters. If you’re not there for the infamous film festival, you can still enjoy Cannes by visiting the tranquil surrounding islands, gorgeous villas, museums, and markets. Of course, if you’re after a more relaxing vacation, you can simply enjoy the Cannes beach.
This quaint fishing village embodies the heart and soul of the French Riviera. Bluer then blue waters, sandy beaches, culture, gourmet food and exciting nightlife. Have a leisurely lunch at one of the cozy cafes and check out the antiques market before you head out to the beach. Spend some time relaxing by the coast, St. Tropez is known as having one of the best beaches in France.
A busy port town and France’s oldest city. An old town alongside the city’s urban and modern vibe, filled with museums, restaurants and culture and surrounded by the Cote d’Azur glamorous scenery. Marseille has the best of both worlds, as you will be able to enjoy the vibrant city life and also take advantage of the French Riviera beaches.
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