Fill in with brief description about the attraction. Length should be not more than 1 paragraph eachEveryone who have visited or dream of visiting Monaco is no stranger to French Riviera. The coastline offer picturesque view of azure-colored Mediterranian sea, truly owned its original French name: Côte d'Azur or “Coast of Blue” in English. French Riviera is also hugely popular for its entertainment hub where you can find luxurious restaurants and vibrant bars open for 24 hours. Don't be surprised if you bumped into one or two popular figures! French Riviera is known as celebrities' (and rich people) favorite place to go to spend their holiday.
Enchanting Places You Should Visit in French Riviera
Promenade des Anglais
Description of Object or Activities in Attraction 1As one of the most populous resort city that also nestled in French Riveira, it's almost impossible to skip Nice and its Promenade des Anglais. Promenade des Anglais is a gorgeous sidewalk spesifically designated for pedestrians, with stunning view of Baie de Ange beaches. You can head to the beach directly from Promenade des Angles and enjoy some beach activities such as swimming and sunbathing. Though you can also rent a bicycle or a pair of rollerblade and explore numerous artistic and historical buildings such as Villa Massena, Cours Saleya, Palais de la Mediterranee, and Jardin Albert I.
Jardin Albert 1er
Connecting Promenade del Anglias and old town Vieux Nice is Jardin Albert 1er botanical garden. Established in 1800, the public garden is considered as one of the oldest public gardens in Nice. After it went through several extensive renovations over years, the public garden strives to be the most popular attraction Nice where visitors can find all kind of Mediterranian vegetatives grown with care. Not only you can enjoy the shade of palm trees and junipers, Jardin Albert 1er also boast wide range of roses species and extensive collection of plants from different continents around the world. The public park also hosts numerous festivals and shows, one of the most popular is Nice Jazz Festival.
Seeing Saint-Tropez might makes you find it hard to believe that the stunning seaside resort was used to be a quiet fishing village. The small village was painted in entirely new image after a renowned actress Brigitte Bardot filmed her movie in 1950, and ever since then Saint-Tropez transformed into one of the most prestigious attraction in French Riveira.However, it doesn't mean Saint-Tropez have lost its authenticity. Locals living in the village resort can be spotted living their daily life undisturbed by tourists flocking their village every year. You can buy some stunning paintings sold by street painters or enjoy petanque play by some locals. Taking a relaxing afternoon stroll along the village's seaside promenade is a must! Saint Tropez is a great place to relax and wandering around without particular destination in mind.
For a much more slow-paced tour, you should explore Eze Village. Eze Village is one of the remaining medieval villages in France. Wear your sturdiest hiking shoes and climb up on a steep hill and you will be rewarded with stunning view of the Cap-Ferrat Coastline and incredibly sight of Mediterranian Sea. Walk along the cobblestone paths and you will discover some of the best attractions hidden in the secluded village, including some boutiques selling exotic clothings and art galleries. Make sure to stop by in La Chevre d'Or, a 14th-Century chateau that was turned into a lavish hotel while keeping the original building.
Ile de Porquerolles
Take a 10-minute boat ride from French Riviera to the Ile de Porquerolles and have your tropical holiday dream come true. One most captivating thing about this island is its clear turqoise water that meets with the pristine beach, something that you usually find in tropical islands. Scenic beaches sprawling along the Northern side of the island, while you can find lush foliages with hiking trails and creeks and challenging steep cliffs in the Southern side. The sea water is calm and welcoming for swimming , snorkeling, and scuba diving. You can even hop unto a boat and sail away while enjoying the cool breeze. Quench your thirst and kick your hunger pangs with some delicious foods served in restaurants located in the modern village of Porquerolles. The village also boast plethora of decent and comfortable hotels if you're planning to stay for a night or two in the island.
Palais des Festivals et des Congres
Palais des Festivals et des Congres is the most important landmark in French Riviera, as it is the venue for the prestigious event Cannes Film Festival held annually in the island. Cannes Film Festival is a world-renowned event attended by world-famous actors and actresses, movie producers, and highly anticipated by movie lovers all around the world. If you happen to be in French Riviera, consider yourself lucky as you might see your favorite Hollywood stars glides in their best costume on the red carpet.
How to Get Tickets?
Most attractions in French Riviera are free of charge, unless if you're visiting art and historical museums. Prebook your tickets in advance is highly recommended as some tourist attractions might get crowded especially during peak season and weekends.
How To Get Around?
To reach Ile de Porquerolles, you will have to take a boat ride from French Riviera. You can reach the other five attractions by taking a public transportation, or the easiest and the healthiest of all, is by walking.
What Should I Wear?
French Riviera is pretty laid back place, so you don't have to stress too much about your attires. You can opt for some comfortable casual outfits for exploring, though make sure you wear the sturdiest walking and hiking shoes. If you're invited for a fine dining, be sure to choose your outfits accordingly to the theme.
Best Time to Visit
French Riviera is one of those places on Earth that is great to be visited at any time of the year. The peak season is between May and August, as the Cannes Film Festival takes place in the mid-May. There are plenty fun festivals held during those period. As for an alternative, you can go to French Riviera during low season that falls between April and October. The weather is also much more pleasant and not too humid.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, all informations you need to navigate around French Riviera can be found inside this website.
How To Get There?
French Riviera is reachable by any means of public transportations. It owns a small international airport in Nice with regular domestic and international flights to the area. You can also rent and drive a car from Paris to Nice that will takes time about 8 hours. If you don't have a driving license, you can also reach French Riviera by taking a train from Paris.
Should you rent a car during your visit in the French Riviera? If you're only visiting one town or city in the area, renting a car might not be necessary since towns like Nice and Cannes are pedestrian-friendly, and all attractions are accessible by taking a public transportation.