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Summer is 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.

So, what are you waiting for? Read on about the French Riviera beaches and start planning your vacation!

Popular itinerary in French Riviera:

Menton Vacation

Glamorous without pretension, Menton is the ultimate small seaside town on the coast of the French Riviera. With narrow streets, pastel colored houses, and a lovely old port, Menton is more relaxed and low-key than its Cote d’Azur neighbors. Don’t miss out on the town’s famous lemon festival! Every February, the streets and gardens in the town are adorned with thousands of tons of oranges and lemons. It’s a site to behold!

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colorful houses of Menton old town bay at summer day, France, retro toned

What to do in Monte Carlo

If you’re looking for a French Riviera resort to kick back and relax, this is the place for you. Monte Carlo is small, yet full of 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! This is truly one of those destinations in Europe that’s unforgettable and worth every minute!

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Monte Carlo, The French Riviera

What to do in Eze

As spring is blooming, Eze is the perfect place for a vacation. Sitting impressively high above sea level, overlooking the glistening Mediterranean, this village is as historic as it is charming. Eze, one of the nicest beaches in the French Riviera, isn’t far from Nice, but it has a more local and quaint atmosphere. You can spend the day walking in the maze of little streets and admiring the pink Bougainvillea and clear blue ocean view. The views are spectacular, and the exotic plants and works of art in the garden are outstanding!

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Eze, The French Riviera

Vacation in Nice

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 some of the best French Riviera beaches, check out the private Castel Beach or the public Coco Beach.

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View of mediterranean resort, Nice city, Cote d’Azur, France. Turquoise sea and perfect blue sky

What to do in Cannes

This celebrity playground is a hedonistic paradise. Couture clothes, chic restaurants, and exciting night life are part of the routine in Cannes. 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 surrounding tranquil islands, gorgeous villas, museums, and markets. Of course, if you’re looking for a more relaxing vacation, simply kick up your feet at the Cannes beach.

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Cannes Marina French Riviera. Port De Cannes Marina France. Yachts and Boats.

St. Tropez Vacation

This quaint fishing village embodies the heart and soul of the French Riviera – bluer than blue waters, sandy beaches, culture, gourmet food, and exciting nightlife. Have a leisurely lunch at one of the cozy cafes and check out the antique market before you head out to one of the best French Riviera beaches.

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St. Tropez, The French Riviera

Marseille Vacation

A busy port town and France’s oldest city, Marseilles is an old town alongside the city’s urban and modern vibe. It is filled with museums, restaurants, and culture, 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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Marseille, France

Now that you’ve got all the information you need, are you ready to begin planning your French Riviera vacation? Use our trip planner to create your perfect French Riviera itinerary!

Don’t forget to check out – 10 Most Romantic Small Towns In France

You might also like – The Perfect Honeymoon in France 

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