The famous places of the French Riviera
Choose among the most famous destinations
These places have made the Côte d’Azur world-famous:
Nice is the capital of the French Riviera and the 5th biggest city in France. It became famous in the 19th century when the first English tourists will arrive and will make it the number one city for winter holidays in Europe.
Things to see:
Wonderful panorama from a terrace overlooking the city, the Promenade des Anglais with its marvelous Hotel Negresco in Belle Epoque style, the Russian Cathedral, the hill of Cimiez with its monastery gardens.
The Old Town of Nice. Here every day but Monday the famous flower, fruit, vegetable and specialty market takes place. The colourful old alleys wind through the picturesque heart of the city. Baroque churches, ochre coloured facades and the perfume of Pizza and Socca remind us of the long Italian tradition of the city. On Mondays there takes place an antique and flea market.
This famous city with its wonderful position in the Bay of La Napoule is an attractive holiday resort in the summer and a meeting place of the international jet set in the winter.
The capital of the Film festival not only seduces because of its enchanting sea promenade and the marvelous facades of its luxury Hotels but also because of the charm of the alleys of its old town and its most beautiful Market hall. The large number of Luxury Boutiques and exclusive Restaurants make Cannes a paradise for shoppers and gourmets.
The Principality and the dynasty of the family of Grimaldi. Learn how the little medieval village on the Rock has turned into a financial hub. The Palace, the Casino of Monte Carlo, the Hotel de Paris and the Café de Paris, the yacht harbour and the race-track of the Grand Prix tell us the history of this unique development.
The small hill-village located between Nice and Monaco towers over the Mediterranean Sea and offers a great view on the French Riviera. Steep paths, winding alleys and picturesque corners make Eze one of the most beautiful “eagle-nests” of this region. The best view you can get from the Exotic Garden on top of the village (small entrance fee). You will be enchanted by this breathtaking place.
The medieval village with its well preserved ramparts is already visible from far away. In the early 20th century this former military stronghold has become the meeting place of famous artists and is today among the most visited villages in France.
In its many picturesque narrow alleys you find art galleries and high-class boutiques.