French Riviera Travel Tips
The French Riviera is a legend in its own time. Renoirs, Matisses and Picassos in and around Nice, Cannes and St-Tropez lure tourists by the millions - as does Grace Kelly's Monaco, the chestnut-studded Massif des Maures, the rocky-red Estérel and Alpine foothills that plummet precipitously into the Med east of Nice.
Cats on leads, dogs in handbags and prima donnas dusting sand from toes with shaving brushes are madcap sights to savor on this frenetic coastal strip.
The rich and famous might have their enormous yachts and grand chateaux, but any one of us can occupy the chairs and tables in the cafes that line the promenade at St Tropez, enjoy the sunshine and ...
Nice has a azure sea, a kind climate, unbeatable wine and food, exciting nightlife, art, views and ice cream the flavor of flowers. Whether you want history, fashion, fun, beaches, day trips or ...
Cannes. Just the name conjures up images of glamour: white clothing, huge sunglasses and all those million dollar yachts. For two weeks in May, this is the place-to-be on the calendar of the rich ...
Cannes. Monaco. Two names that conjure up images of the glamorous life. And the road that links them? The French Riviera’s famous Grand Corniche, one of the world’s most spectacular drives with views ...
Provence is luxuriously located in south-eastern France and next to the Mediterranean Sea. It has always been an inspiration to artists (Picasso, Matisse, van Gogh), a playground for the rich ...
The French Riviera teems with destinations dripping with glamor and natural beauty, with Nice the logical spot for a base to see them all. Whether you want history, fashion, fun, beaches, day ...
Beloved of both tourists in their hire-cars and boy-racers in their Ferraris and Maseratis, the Cote d’Azur’s Corniches are some of the most spectacular roads in the world. There are three roads ...
If you’re in Provence and missing the café culture and sophistication of Paris , head straight to Aix-en-Provence , a little piece of heaven in the south of France . Editor’s
Note: This ...
Written by Christine, USA, January 2013
Many people think of the French Riviera
as a glamorous place where movie stars come to see and be seen. But
it’s home to thousands of families, and is a much more family-friendly
region in ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, November 2011
I discovered the most fantastic thing in Nice: the local buses cost €1 no matter where you go. (Well, there are limits.) Although it would be difficult to tire of Nice itself and that gorgeous ...
Brigitte Bardot was famously 'discovered' on the beach at St Tropez , and since the 1950's this French Riviera
resort town has been known as a playground for the international jet
set. Once a ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, October 2011
Celebrating 100 years in operation and still on the rails, the heroic Train des Pignes passes through 25 tunnels, over 16 viaducts and 15 metallic bridges in the mountainous areas of the ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, August 2011
You may think of the French Riviera
as a place of gorgeous sunshine, glamorous beaches and azure waters,
but there’s plenty of activity in the nearby mountains to satisfy even
the biggest ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, July 2011
The French Riviera
is an even more glamorous summer destination when accompanied by the
soundtrack of an international jazz, accordion, electronics or country
music festival. Set your holiday ...
Written by Viator, January 2012
When we think of Provence, our stomachs begin to rumble and our taste buds tingle in anticipation of all the good flavors associated with the region. From south in the port city of Marseille where ...
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