Stunning coastal region in southeastern France stretching from the city of Marseille in the west to the Italian border in the east. Famous for its sunny climate, blue sea, luxurious villas, gourmet restaurants, and numerous cultural attractions. Among the most famous places on the French Riviera are Cannes, famous for its annual film festival; Nice, with its beautiful old town and famous promenade Promenade des Anglais; and Monte Carlo. Its Mediterranean cuisine includes fresh fish and seafood dishes.
Monte Carlo is the most central part of the city-state of Monaco and is famous for being one of the most glamorous and luxurious tourist destinations in the world. The Casino, the Prince’s Palace, the Oceanographic Museum, the Monaco Cathedral, and the Exotic Garden are among the main attractions. There are many fine restaurants where you can enjoy French and Italian cuisine. It is ideal to visit Monte Carlo in May, the month of the Grand Prix, which you can watch moored directly from your yacht.
On the Mediterranean coast of France, Nice has not always been a French city; long ago, it was part of Italy. The result of its past is a happy blend of French and Italian architecture, lifestyle, and cuisine.
It is famous for its mild climate, beaches, culture, and gastronomy. Among Nice’s main attractions are the Sainte-Réparate Cathedral, the Matisse Museum, and the Nice Museum of Fine Arts. It is worth visiting the city’s Old Town, known as “Vieux Nice,” full of picturesque narrow streets and squares, such as Place Rossetti. Taste local specialities such as socca, a flatbread made from chickpea flour, and salade niçoise in restaurants and cafes. A few kilometres away by boat, you can visit the nearby island of Sainte-Marguerite for a hike or bike ride and see the Fortress of Sainte-Marguerite or visit the Bay of Angels, where you can admire the magnificent coastal scenery or go snorkelling.
Nice has hosted, since 1948, one of the most prestigious Jazz festivals.
Saint Tropez is famous for its intense social life, frequented by VIPs and enlivened by party nights, thanks to the countless clubs and restaurants in the harbour, but The Places to Visit in this beautiful city are many. Don’t miss a visit to the Old Town, the medieval quarter of Saint Tropez, and the Church of Saint Tropez, built in the 18th century, an icon of the city offering splendid panoramic views of the entire bay. The Museum of l’Annonciade houses a modern and contemporary art collection, with works by artists such as Matisse and Signac.
The most exclusive beach in Saint Tropez is Pampelonne, a long and iconic beach lined with upscale restaurants, bars, and clubs.
Visiting Cannes and the famous Promenade de la Croisette, an avenue by the sea amidst towering palm trees and luxury boutiques; the Palais des Festivals et des Congress home of the Film Festival; the La Malmaison Art Centre, which exhibits contemporary artwork; Notre Dame d’Esperance, a 17th-century Gothic church; and the Castre Museum, located on Suquet Hill and offering panoramic views of the city.
Colours and flavours at the Forville Market (Marchè Forville), the most renowned market in all of Cannes, are at the same time an opportunity, on the one hand, from buyers to tasters of locally produced fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers, and, on the other hand, for vendors who offer for sale the result of their work.
Last but not least, to the passionates: The Cannes Yachting Festival, which in September will welcome an eclectic offering of nearly 650 boats, with novelties and premieres.