French Riviera

The French call their riviera Côte d'Azur (Azure Coast). It is the area closest to the Italian border in the Southeast corner of the country. This area has a typical mediterranean climate. The weather is often fine there, even when it rains in the rest of the country. The area became famous in the late 19th century as a holiday place for wealthy europeans... and it still is.

Saint Paul de Vence

 Saint Paul de Vence

An old medieval settlement in the area North of Cagnes sur Mer, this town is well preserved as the historical center is well separate from the more modern neighbourhoods, unlike what happened in...

Cannes

 Cannes

The city of Cannes is famous for its international film festival that takes place in mid May every year. It is also a busy tourist destination and one of the spots where the wealthy people of the...

Nice

 Nice

The City of Nice is an ancient one. It was founded by the greeks around 350 BC. Its original name was Nikaia, derived from Nike, goddess of victory. It is now one of the largest cities of Southern...

Cap d'Ail

 Cap d'Ail

Located just West of Monaco, Cap d'Ail is a small town between mountain and sea. As many other towns in the area, its coastal space is not really wide and many of its luxury villas are built...

Roquebrune Cap Martin

 Roquebrune Cap Martin

The village of Roquebrune Cap Martin is located on the grande corniche road from Menton to Monaco, above the Cap Martin peninsula. As many other villages of this are, it has narrow streets and...