The mythical, legendary and very famous French Riviera, nestled between the Alps, the Italian border and the Mediterranean Sea, is a key destination for holidaymakers. Enjoying a mild, sunny climate all year round, this pleasant area encompasses the departments of Var and Alpes-Maritimes, with no shortage of places of interest!
Much appreciated by lovers of sightseeing and relaxation, the French Riviera is famous all over the world for renowned places like Cannes, Nice, Monaco and Saint-Tropez. Lively seaside resorts such as Juan-les-Pins, Sainte-Maxime and Hyères, beautiful sandy or pebbled beaches, the wild creeks of the Estérel, the magnificent islands of Lérins and Porquerolles, prestigious Baroque heritage, and charming villages like Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Èze and Bormes-les-Mimosas, are all among its unmissable attractions.
As for gastronomy, the typical specialities like petits farcis niçois, socca, pistou soup or pan bagnat never fail to delight the taste buds of visitors from all around the globe. Many activities on offer all year round, as well as big events such as Cannes Film Festival, Nice Carnival, the Monte Carlo Rally or Menton Lemon Festival also contribute to the area's great renown.