Best things to do in French Riviera
- Gamble at the Casino at Monte-Carlo
Monaco might be small, but in terms of glamour and Hollywood stars who are visiting every year this place, it’s pretty awesome! So it’s not surprising that the Casino itself is magnificent, a true reflection of luxury and good living.
- Enjoy the Mediterranean Sun
Thirty beaches across the Côte d’Azur are open year-round. This includes Plage Beau Rivage and Blue Beach along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, as well as L’Écrin and Plage Goëland on the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes.
- Stroll through the Old Town and Port of Antibes
Walk along the ramparts for a view of the sea that crashes against the rocks below, or sit on the sandy beaches and soak up the sun. Antibes may be at the heart of the French Riviera, but it’s friendlier and more low-key than its neighbors.
- Be a star in Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez is a place where you’ll love to sip your coffee or to walk down the promenade of the old port. This magical land was made famous by Brigitte Bardot and her husband Roger Vadim!
- Discover the full range of flavors of Provencal cuisine
Discover the full range of flavors of Provencal cuisine from markets filled with seductive scents to Michelin restaurants. Discover the traditional recipes such as: pissaladière (a pizza-like dish), niçoise salad, raviolis, gnocchi, daube (a red meat stew marinated in red wine), stockfish (dried fish, usually cod), ratatouille, farcis niçois (vegetables stuffed with meat and herbs) and tourte de blette (Swiss Chard Tart).
- Marvel at the Art in Antibes
Situated within an old castle, the Musee Picasso has a collection of works spanning Picasso’s career. In 1946 Picasso spent a year in Antibes using the 2nd floor of this magnificent chateau as his workshop, and at the end of that year gave several important works to the city. This place is worth visiting!
- Take in the Flavors and Scents of Nice markets
Old Nice clusters around the famous Cours Saleya, where the market fills the main square with the vivid colors and seductive scents. You must try the olive oils and then take the edge off your appetite at the popular Chez Theresa with a socca snack.
- Discover the nature on the Iles d’Hyères
Enjoy the gorgeous island of Iles d’Hyères which lie just off the coast between St Tropez and Toulon. Port Cross is a national park, where you can take the paths through the thick forests. Many people come here for the swimming.