French Riviera

Celebrated the world over for its sublime offering of glamour and beauty, the French Riviera is luxury at its best. Benefitting from a balmy mild to warm climate all year round, enjoy endless sunny beaches, charming coastal towns and glamorous and fabled destinations all offering a slice of the varied landscape made so iconic by this corner of southeastern France.

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Conjuring up exquisite imagery of ancient olive groves, winding coastal roads, maquis-covered hills, quaint market towns and the shimmering wonder of the Mediterranean, the French Riviera is the epitome of luxury with the likes of Monaco and Cannes on its roster. Any trip to the Côte d'Azur should include a stop in Nice — this sun-splashed capital is a cornucopia of colourful cosmopolitan streets, complemented by the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean and the allure of the Old Town.

For extraordinary views, culture and a star-studded atmosphere, Cannes will certainly provide. Renowned as the host for the annual International Film Festival and synonymous with high fashion, this resort town is also brimming with much of its original, natural beauty — ensure you take some time to enjoy the beautiful harbour, the bay, the offshore islands of Ile St. Honorat and Ile Ste-Marguerite, and the sprightly energy of the old quarter.

Venturing further inland, you'll uncover quiet medieval villages and communes like Mougins. Spiralling up into a remarkable snail-shaped hilltop, the narrow roads and charming flowers create a setting of utter calm and rejuvenation. You're sure to be seduced by its magnetism in much the same way as the likes of Picasso, Cocteau, Winston Churchill and Christian Dior once were drawn by its artistic and literary qualities. With panoramic views of the bay of Cannes paired with the quietude afforded by its inland location, Mougins really is the best of both worlds.

Don't worry, we haven't forgotten about Saint-Tropez. It gained its recognisable status in the 1960s due to it becoming a "jetsetters" haven and the location of the film And God Created Women, shooting star Brigitte Bardot to superstar heights. It's the place of clothing-optional beaches and often regarded as the unofficial and sexiest capital of the French Riviera.

For a mix of culture, sun-soaking, luxurious hangouts and places to truly relax, the French Riviera will deliver.

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Hangouts

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Chapelle Notre-Dame de Vie
Visit this historical site in Mougins and uncover the beauty of the chapel Notre-Dame-de-Vie which dates back to the 16th century.
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Musée Picasso
This is the place where Picasso lived for a couple of months in 1946 and it features all the results of his creative efforts during his stay, plus more than 100 ceramics.
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Altitude 06
Enjoy a day full of exploring the canyons and admiring the picturesque scenery of the Provence-Alpes-Côtes d'Azur. Slide, swim, jump, abseil and challenge yourself on this exciting day trip.
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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice
An artsy jewel on the French Riviera, this museum hosts a superb collection of Belle Époque paintings as well as modern works, paintings and sculptures by great names such as Monet, Picasso, Rodin etc.
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Old Town
Vieux Nice is the city’s vibrant old town, with narrow cobblestone streets and pastel-hued buildings. Lined by restaurants, shops and cafes, it's a charming place to find yourself if you fancy a break from the glimmering waters and sun-soaked hotspots of the Mediterranean.
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Modern and Contemporary Art Museum
MAMAC is a standout on the Nice art scene attracting lots of visitors due to its Pop Art works including Andy Warhol paintings and the superb views over the city from the terrace, where you can relax and have a delicious coffee. Art and relaxation, both in the same place.
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Musée Matisse
Provence is such a beautiful destination and part of its special charm comes from the amazing art venues in the area. One of them in entirely dedicated to a master of Impressionism, Henri Matisse and is set up in a superb villa that was his residence for almost 4 decades.
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Calanques de Marseille
Often referred to as one of France's natural wonders, The Calanques are a series of inlets along the coast of Marseille. Escape to these inlets either by boat or by hiking, and enjoy beautiful blue coloured waters and greenery whilst having a picnic, or head to one of the nearby restaurants.
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MuCEM – Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée
It might not have the longevity of other art venues, but the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations has rapidly become the most prominent museums on the local scene due to its stunning architecture , superb location and cool exhibits. You will love it.

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