French Riviera – A Few Things to Do when Touring This Famous Summer Holiday Destination

The French Riviera is known as the place where rich and famous people plan to spend their holiday. It is a region that stretches along the Mediterranean coastline where small towns are located, many of them built as summer time accommodation for the wealthy tourists.

It is the beauty of this region that has attracted many famous painters inspiring their work in a unique way. Some of these painters are: Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, only to name a few.

Menton French Riviera photo
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The city of Menton, French Riviera

If you have decided to visit this famous playground of the rich people, you must know that the best time of the year to do this is summer, more specifically the month of August, when locals leave the area to allow tourists to accommodate here for their holiday.

French Riviera is also known as Côte d’Azur (its French name) because of the crystal clear waters of Mediterranean that charm the tourists making them long to visit the place the next year as well. Not to mention that the pictures you will take in this location are remarkably fascinating regardless if they contain the natural beauty or the man made beauty of the area.

As to the things you can do when holidaying in French Riviera, here are a few suggestions:

Long walks through the seaside towns

You can take long walks through the seaside towns because you will definitely have a lot of things to see. One such stroll can be taken on Nice – des Anglais promenade offering the perfect scenery of one mile long stretch along the beautiful beaches.

There is another charming route that you can take for your strolls: the portion between villages Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

Promenade des Anglais in Nice photo
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Promenade des Anglais in Nice, French Riviera, France

Let’s have a party in St Tropez

You can as well have numerous nights out partying in any of the St Tropez street clubs where celebrities spend their time allowing you to be in the company of the rich and famous.

Try your luck in Monte Carlo

You might want to try your luck in any of the casinos that are spread throughout French Riviera region, these being another thing that Côte d’Azur is renowned for.

But in here you can not simply walk while wearing a casual outfit, because you will be required to follow a dress code, especially with the casino houses located in Monaco and Monte Carlo.

See the works of Pablo Picasso

Antibes is another tourist attraction offering you the chance to view famous paintings and ceramics of Pablo Picasso displayed in a former chateau that has been turned into a museum.

Visit Perfume Factory

You can visit the factories where Galimard and Fragonard perfumes are produced. These ones are located in towns of Grasse and Eze and you are offered with guides to be able to tour within these locations.

As to the accommodation available in French Riviera, you will find all sorts of accommodations for all types of budgets, from lodges to luxurious hotels and resorts.

Related: Cities to visit in France

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