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France is also the country which has the most Michelin-starred restaurants and which can boast an unparalleled cultural and artistic heritage. Furthermore, it has no fewer than 5,500 km of coastline on the Mediterranean, on the Atlantic facade and along the English Channel, with vertiginous cliffs, deserted bays and unending sandy beaches to discover.
Saint-Raphaël, Antibes, Cannes, Menton, Port-Grimaud: names that evoke the smell of lavender, sunny days and the sound of cicadas…It’s just a short flight from home, so why not come and relax in the sun on the beach in the French Riviera, or enjoy your favourite water sport. Meander along the coastline and admire beautiful yachts and dazzling convertibles, or take a trip inland to discover charming, sleepy villages. Sip a little pastis at sunset before enjoying the delicious local cuisine…
To hear the town’s name is to think of its International Film Festival. Not that long ago, however, Cannes was a simple fishing village under the shadow of the thriving city of Nice. It wasn’t until the 19th-century, when sunseekers were refused entry to Nice following an epidemic of cholera, that Cannes began to enjoy real stardom. Ever since, Cannes has been the second most important place on the Côte d’Azur, after Nice. The real French Riviera extends to the west from Cannes. In summer, Cannes hosts numerous events outside of the Film Festival, including street theatre and concert evenings.
Established in the 14th-century by the Greeks, Antibes is one of the oldest towns on the Côte d’Azur. There are many tourist attractions here, including the Picasso Museum, the ancient Grimaldi Castle, the frescos by the artist Colin in the chapel of Notre Dame, the Cathedral and the Sarrasin Towers. Its amazing marina, old town of winding streets, and romantic beach in the bay of Antibes are just some of the highlights of this quintessential place.
Located to the west of Cannes, at the bottom of the Gulf of Napoule and close to the main towns of the region, Mandelieu-La Napoule, with its large marina, is famous for its imposing castle. The oldest part of Mandelieu-La Napoule is the ancient fishing harbour of La Napoule. The town has become a seaside resort that blends dynamism and relaxation.
Located on the France-Italy border, Menton is a town with a harmonious blend of nature and culture. It is famous the world over for its Lemon Festival which attracts more than 300,000 visitors each year. Discover its magnificent old town with its squares shaded by plane trees, its market brimming with colours and its lemon and mandarin trees. The cliffs overlooking the town offer a picture-postcard view.
Nice’s wonderful location overlooking the Mediterranean, in the beautiful Baie des Anges, against a backdrop of mountains, makes it a unique town. Known above all else for its unmissable ‘Promenade des Anglais’, the city is a preferred lounging destination for the world’s high society. But the real attraction of this city lies in its high quality of life, its mild climate and of course, its beaches. The old town is particularly noteworthy, offering more than 170 facades which have been restored in the quintessential Mediterranean style, as well as numerous café and restaurant terraces, perfect for lounging. Numerous parks and public gardens provide the perfect place for relaxing strolls. The city also has a very rich cultural life, the Matisse and Chagall museums are just a few examples of the many attractions not to be missed.
With its Mediterranean-influenced Provençal houses, Port-Grimaud is a seaside dream come true. Built from 1966 by Alsatian architect, François Spoerry, Port-Grimaud evokes a quintessential, colourful Mediterranean village set along a Venetian-style canal and offers one of the largest marinas on the Côte d’Azur. Port-Grimaud has been listed as part of France’s 20th Century heritage since 2002. From Port-Grimaud to the Iles d’Or, via the coastline of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, you can discover isolated coves and even spot dolphins or cetaceans from time to time.
Approximately 67 km from Nice, between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, Saint-Raphaël is the easternmost town in the Var department and stretches along 36 kilometres of coastline. The fashionable 19th-century seaside resort has maintained its casino, seafront promenade and very chic residential neighbourhoods. It offers a host of coves and inlets to delight holidaymakers.
The romantic village of Gassin is located inland from Saint-Tropez. The central village square offers a magnificent view of the bay of Saint-Tropez. Numerous bars, café-bistros, restaurants and little shops invite you to stroll and relax.