Imagine a stylish place with a deep azure-blue color of the Mediterranean Sea, lavish vacation villas, high-end restaurants and impressive yachts docked in the harbors. You guessed it, today we talk about Cote d’Azur or French Riviera. This section of the Mediterranean coast includes such famous resorts as Nice, Antibes, Saint-Tropez, and Cannes, which are glamorous, exclusive and sophisticated. Whatever you want to call it, the “azure coast” provides all the glitz and glamour you could wish for – as well as beaches, dramatic coastal vistas, medieval villages and untamed wilderness.

Spend your summer days here where every day starts and ends with a rose! Chase the sun from terrace to terrace, and stop for a carafe of a local rose at each spot. You can’t go wrong with the house wine and regional specialties like pissaldiere (a caramelized onion tart).

If you want to know when is the best time to visit Cote d’Azur, where you can taste the local delicacies, where you can stay, and all about this magical and glamorous place we invite you to read more!

Best time to visit

From grand yachts in the ports, the awesome scenery along the coast near Nice, sunny beaches and small Provencal villages, on the Cote d’Azur is something for everyone. The coastline here is very beautiful and the weather is more consistently sunny than any other part of France.

Expect almost 300 days of sunshine, with stretches of rain around the shoulder months of March and April, as well as October and November. June and September are some of the best months to visit the region, while July and August are the height of the season.

Winter is far from beach weather, but temperatures rarely hit freezing. Large towns and some of the smaller villages host traditional Christmas markets selling local specialties and mulled wine.

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WHERE TO STAY AT COTE D’AZUR

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