The Riviera has always been a cherished holiday destination in Europe, so far back as the 19th century, it was favored by Europe’s crowned head such as Napoleon III, Queen Victoria and the Tsar who would seek out Cannes, Nice and Monte-Carlo in the winter for its scenic surroundings.
Cannes: Is the place where dreams come true, the home of one of the most famous film festivals on the planet thanks to the grandiose setting of the city. Enjoy a walk along the beautiful Croisette Boulevard with its prestigious hotels,and its major designers – it is haven of wealth and glamour.
Antibes: Following the blue coast from Cannes, on the way to the Cap d’Antibes a small piece of paradise, it’s a home to a number of millionaires and it is there where you can see the famous « Eden Roc » is reputed to be the most beautiful hotel in the world you will then reach Antibes to see the biggest marina in Europe, the Billionaire’s Quay, the old town, the Provencal market, and the Pablo Picasso museum.
Eze: . From Nice drive along the corniche road to discover this amazing medieval village at more than (1000 ft) above sea level. His unique arts and crafts workshops, you are also welcome to visit the exotic botanic garden, where an impressive collection of cactus, plants and rare vegetation surrounds the remains of an ancient château. If you wish so, you can get a free guided visit of the famous Fragonard perfumery (on request).
Monaco, Monte-Carlo: . Discover the second smallest country in the world, enjoy a walking tour in the old town, the Prince Palace, the cathedral (neo Romanesque style) the incredible oceanographic museum. Drive along the legendary Formula 1 circuit to the casino square and the marvelous Hotel de Paris. And of course appreciate the fantastic photos stop during the tour.
The sensational azures of Provence are sure to lure you in with their beauty and « the Nice hinterland » tour is the best way to immerse yourself in this wondrous region. Drive through the world capital of Perfume Grasse, and take advantage of a free guided tour at the Fragonard perfumery, where you will learn the secrets about perfume making as well as hear all the beautiful stories about the French delicacy.
The French and Italian Riviera in one holiday may sound decadent, but the Italian border is only 40 minutes from Nice so it would be a shame not to indulge ! Most visitors head to Ventimiglia or San Remo to see the basic markets, but they generally miss the Italian Riviera’s true gems.