The Best of Cote d’Azur, France: It Is Not the Riviera Glamour, but the Culture and Scenery

2015-05-10

Places like Nice, Monaco, Cannes and St Tropez may bring images of international celebrities to mind, but what makes the French Riviera a truly attractive travel destination is its rich cultural heritage and fabulous sceneries. Located between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, Cote d’Azur is a year-round destination – only outdoors activities vary accoding to the season. Here is a list of the best of the region.

Riviera France - Cote d Azur, Nice, Monaco, Cannes

The information was extracted from the travel guidebook The Gems of Nice and the French Riviera.

City: Nice
Town: Antibes
Village: Èze
Sight: Les Gorges du Verdon (the Grand Canyon of Provence)
Shopping: Avenue Jean Medecin, Nice
Food: Seafood restaurants around the old port of Cannes
Park: Le Château, Nice
Drive: Road D6202 (Route de Grenoble) from Nice to Touët-sur-Var
Cycling: Cap d’Antibes and Promenade des Anglais, Nice
Beach: Villefranche-sur-Mer
Art: St Paul de Vence for galleries, Nice and Antibes for museums
Hike: Mountain above Nice with views to Nice, the Mediterranean and to the valley of river Var
People watching: A café at the port of Monaco

View the book trailer for The Gems of Nice and the French Riviera.


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