The Beautiful Cote D'azur

The area offers Mediterranean beach resorts backed by mountains, creating its own mild micro-climate.

There are many small villages for you to explore, perched high on the cliffs, or stay by the sea and discover the numerous fishing villages, glamour, history and endless blue sky. Temperatures here can soar to 40° in August.

Alternatively, you can improve your handicap whilst being sunsoaked at one of the many excellent and exclusive golf courses.

The Rivera shares its cuisine with Provence enjoying the same vegetable and fish dishes prepared with vivid seasonings. the most famous are bouillabaisse, a fish soup, anchoyade, soupe au pistou, pissaladière, ratatouille and salade Niçoise. Anise flavored pastis is the Riviera's favorite drink.

In & Around Cannes

The French Riviera along the Mediterranean coast, provides its guests with fashionable elegant surroundings in an international atmosphere. Cannes, home of the famous film festival,Nice,Monaco and the calmer more discreet villages of Beaulieu, Menton or Cap Ferrat.

The quaint harbour fishing villages have become chic tourist destinations, now full of pleasure yachts and crowded summertime beaches. The famous resorts of Juan-les-Pins and Cap d'Antibes also attract the stylish jet set.

Up in the hills are the quieter medieval villages. Gourdon offers magnificent panoramic views of the sea and mountains. In St. Paul-de-Vence tourists can browse through shops and galleries set on narrow winding cobblestone streets. Throughout the region are charming country homes and terraced private villas overflowing with colourful flowers.

Grasse is the perfume capital of the world. The factories invite tourists to visit and learn how French perfumes are made.

Places of Interest

Antibes - 17th-century ramparts, 12th-century castle with a 16th century tower, old city, Archeological Museum, Picasso Museum, beaches, Chateau Grimaldi, Marineland, Church of the Immaculate Conception

Biot - Antique shops, outdoor cafés, Fernand Léger Museum

Cannes - Popular for conventions and festivals, Cannes Film Festival, la Croisette, old city, Castre Museum, Palm Beach Casino, beaches and the Iles des Lerins famous for the Man in the Iron Mask Museum.

Grasse - Capital of perfume industry, cathedral, Art and History of Provence Museum

Juan Les Pins - Popular nightlife spot.

Mandelieu - Famous golf course, chateau, casino

Menton - Warmest of coastal cities year-round, Cocteau Museum, Parvis and Church of St. Michel, Promenade du Soleil, Bioves Garden

Monte Carlo - Main city of Monaco, casinos, gardens, Napoleon Museum, Oceanographic Museum, Wax Museum, views from the Corniche

Mougins - Golf course

Nice - Promenade des Anglais, fine arts museum, Matisse Museum, Chagall Museum, Ruhl Casino, Parc des Miniatures

Sainte Maxime - Fishing port, Tour Carré des Dames, Phonograph Museum, golf course

Saint Paul de Vence - Medieval village, Maeght Foundation

Saint Raphael - Archeological Museum, old port, church.

Saint Tropez - Famous harbour and beaches for Star spotting

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