French Riviera

The French Riviera, or Côte d’Azur, is a sun-soaked stretch of coastline that skirts the Mediterranean in the southeast corner of France.

The area includes such illustrious cities as St. Tropez, Cannes, Nice and the sovereignty of Monaco, as well as quieter spots such as Grasse and Menton. Sandy beaches nestle between rocky coastline and the shimmering sea that nips at the waterlines of whitewashed yachts.

On shore, the French cities live and breathe la belle époque and centuries-old villages crown the peaks of the rugged landscape whose inhabitants tend the olive trees and grape vines that traverse the countryside. From museums to castles and storied resorts, the beauty of both nature and culture in the French Riviera abound at every corner.

Traveling to the French Riviera is a feast for the senses and is every bit as glamorous as you’ve heard.