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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.

Video: Spectacular Scenery over the River Var for Mountain Goats

2014-10-19

When authors and photographers collect material for travel guidebooks, they take hundreds or thousands of photos and perhaps video clips from a destination. As a book project progresses into final manuscript stage and a graphic designer begins to create the layout for the book, hard choices have to be made.

Plenty of beautiful photographs and fun videos have to be left out from the book because every element must add value to the content – even though the space is not that limited in an ebook as it used to be in paper books.

Here is a video clip that was shot on a mountain just above the city of Nice in Cote d’Azur, France. The valley of river Var looms in the background. The video was intended for the book The Gems of Nice and the French Riviera.

Planning a trip to France? Check out this multimedia guidebook

2013-09-28

There are many fabulous destinations in France. Probably the most sunny and glamorous is the French Riviera in Provence. Practically everyone has some kind of image of Cannes, Monaco or Nice in their mind, but the region is much more than beaches, bikinis or casinos. The Riviera is actually very much about mountains, medieval villages, sea, art, food, cafes and marvelous scenery.

The Gems of Nice and the French Riviera: Vence

The Gems of Nice and the French Riviera is a guidebook for visitors who can take a tour in the top destinations of the region before leaving home. The multimedia ebook is packed with photographs, information about sights, tips, and videos that highlight unique activities or happenings.

From the Klaava Travel Guide multimedia ebook: Nice old town

The multimedia guidebook is available for the Apple iPad. You can view or download sample pages, and find out more about the book here.
Download multimedia ebook: visitor guide to Provence, Riviera in France