The French Riviera is synonymous with elegance and good living. Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Monte Carlo: are there any more glamorous names on earth? So if you want sunshine and beautiful people, ‘le Midi’ is certainly the place to come, with a wealth of wonderful resorts and sparkling beaches to enjoy. But you can also have the best of both worlds here, as the wonderful, rolling countryside and genuine, timeless charm of Provence are right on your doorstep too.
Sitting between the Alps inland and the sunny Mediterranean to warm the breezes, the Cote d’Azur, or French Riviera, has a lovely climate that makes it a must for all holidaymakers. Azure blue waters (that’s where Cote d’Azur comes from) and golden sandy beaches make this a dreamland of a place to visit. Warm summer evenings are perfumed with the scent of jasmine flowers that make for very evocative holiday memories.
In a comparatively short space of time, The Riviera has completely changed. Twenty years ago it was a spot reserved for the rich and artistic. Now, The Riviera, is where everyone and anyone can choose to come and soak up the sunshine and experience the glamour and ultra sleek resorts of Saint Tropez, Cannes and Monaco through to the outstanding natural beauty of the surrounding countryside.
The coastline extends from Menton near the Italian border to Saint-Tropez in Var and you can follow miles and miles of scenic beaches and breathtaking coastline simply travelling from one town to the next. You’ll be experiencing different cultures along the way as each village has its own personality. You have a great choice of old world charm and new world glitz and glamour as you travel from small villages such as Saint Raphael and Frejus towards the modern day bling that is glamorous destinations’ such as Cannes, Antibes, Nice and the Principality of Monaco. You’ll find something for everyone on the Riviera all you have to do is look to find it.
At every turn of the road you’ll find undiscovered towns and villages offering surprises at every point. Then there are the beaches with the impossibly blue water and the golden sands, the Côte d’Azur will really captivate you.
The ultimate resort for all, no longer the preserve of the spectacularly wealthy, the French Riviera boasts many of the amenities for a luxury holiday including superb sports facilities, great food and sumptuous French wine. Whether you are single, a couple or a family the Riviera offers a lively mix of history and tradition with all the glamour thrown in to meet your all your shopping and partying needs.