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

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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