Top 10 Places to Visit in French Riviera

By Admin | Last Updated November 14, 2019

Nice

French Riviera, France

The largest and most important city in the French Riviera. A tourist attraction since the 1700s. The Mediterranean climate, warm beaches, a mix of French and Italian culture and good weather have all made Nice an exotic destination. Swim, kayak, skate or just laze in the pristine beaches. Also visit the museums. Gorge on the French delicacies.

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Cannes

French Riviera, France

Any one remotely connected with films and movies know the name of Cannes, world over. But Cannes is not only about films or the Cannes Film Festival held every year since 1946. Beaches, bars & restaurants, shops are also the draws of the city. But Cannes radiates wealth and richness in the form of luxury cars, yachts and celebrities.

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Monaco

French Riviera, France

The second smallest country in the world, yet the most wealthiest and expensive place. Known for casino Monte Carlo and the Monaco Grand Prix and super yachts. But Monaco also has a couple of famous museums, a cathedral and an exotic garden. Gamble in the casinos or watch the Grand Prix or fine dine in the famous restaurants.

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Antibes

French Riviera, France

One of the oldest towns in the French Riviera, with historical significance. Pablo Picasso’s home has many things to offer. Yachts are docked here, festivals are held in summers and winters, visitors sunbathe in the beaches and the inland has the hills. Shop for a variety of things in the food market and visit the museums too.

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St. Tropez

French Riviera, France

A fishing village turned into a tourist town. Palatial hotels cater mainly to the uber rich. Beaches, beaches and beaches – St. Tropez is all about beaches. Famous beaches like the Pampelonnes, family beaches and even clothing optional beaches. Jostle for moored yacht viewings. Watch elderly men play the Petanque. Celebrity spotting is also an option here.

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Èze

French Riviera, France

A medieval but small town in the French Riviera. Eze is picturesque. The hill top location provides some excellent views. A laid back town which exudes an old world charm. View the stunning sights of the blue sea from the top. Appreciate the architecture too. Walk in the shades of the pine trees to the beach.

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Menton

French Riviera, France

A small sleepy town in the French Riviera. But Italian influence is more here than the French influence. A historical town, with a micro-climate of its own. Houses one of the top 50 restaurants in the world (Mirazur). Town of Jean Cocteau. Soak in the sun, laze in the beaches, climb the hills, visit the gardens and churches.

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Saint Paul de Vence

French Riviera, France

A tiny village in the French Riviera. But associated with big names like Marc Chagall, James Baldwin and Henri Matisse. Associate yourself with any of the following – laze or swim in the beach, hike up to the gorge, stroll through the charming and picturesque streets or visit the chapels and museums. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Cote d’Azur.

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Gourdon

French Riviera, France

Gourdon is named as one of the most beautiful villages of France. It is ‘perched’ at a height of 760 meters. The surrounding scenery of the Loup River Valley and the Mediterranean coastline (more than 80 kilometers) from the top is simply breathtaking. Climb up or drive up to Gourdon and admire the imposing castle and the garden inside.

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Villefranche Sur Mer

French Riviera, France

A small beach resort town in the French Riviera. Villefranche sur Mer has a very long history, right upto pre-historic times. Is the disembarkation point of cruise ship visitors to Eze and Monaco. Enjoy the sun on the sandy beaches. Deep sea diving, sailing have replaced the traditional fishing. The port is one of the most colorful.

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