Nice is the perfect starting point for discovering the French Riviera’s hotspots; Monaco, Cannes, mythical St Tropez, Antibes and Juan Les Pins. All with its own charm, wonderful beaches and exciting restaurants.
Do not forget to visit Gourdon up in the mountains and also Bussena Vecchia outside San Remo.
Cannes is a little cozy and smaller than Nice. Then it is close to Monaco and Monte Carlo. You can do small excursions here and there every day even if you live in a place you like.
Antique Antibes is probably the most beautiful and picturesque part of the French Riviera. Antibes is located on the peninsula of Cap d’Antibes and you can walk along narrow alleys lined with stone houses that give the place its true conviviality. Here the pace is a bit calmer than many of the other resorts on the French Riviera. This makes Antibes perfect for a weekend dedicated food and beach at a relaxed pace.
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Juan Les Pins
Antibes sister city spelled Juan Les Pins. Long wooden bridges with beautiful sunbeds range from the white, fine-grained sandy beach into the turquoise waters. A variety of restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors and a beachfront casino can be found here. Juan Les Pins is the more modern part of the peninsula of Cap d’Antibes. The city itself is a holiday getaway, with a famous jazz festival in the summer. In our measure, Juan Les Pins offers one of Europe’s most paradise-like beaches!
From Nice you can easily reach Cannes either by bus or train. Cannes is perhaps the most elegant place in the French Riviera, known worldwide for its annual film festival. In Cannes you will find a variety of trendy bars, clubs and luxury hotels. Stroll along the Cannes promenade with nice restaurants and boutiques.
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St Tropez is the one of the resorts of the French Riviera, farthest from Nice. St Tropez, however, is no longer far away than it is ideal for a day trip. By direct transfer or by car you reach St Tropez in about 1.5-2 hours. It is also great to go by bus or train from Nice to St Tropez. In St Tropez, you will meet with Europe’s best known jet parade. You soon discover that the city has much more to offer than its image is for. St Tropez town is an old fishing village, with lots of art and beautiful alleys. For party lovers, St Tropez attracts hot beach clubs such as Nikki Beach and Le Club 55.
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The Principality of Monaco is one of the highlights of the French Riviera and a must visit! You can easily get there by bus or train. Monaco is compact and built in levels. In this little treasure paradise there is a unique atmosphere of elegance. There are plenty of beautiful buildings, restaurants, a casino and of course a sandy beach. Do not miss visiting Monaco’s medieval Old Town, Monaco-Ville. From here you can enjoy the magnificent view.
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Mountain Village Ezé
The picturesque mountain village Ezé is located on the way from Nice to Monaco. The village has an incredible charm and offers, with its 429 meters above sea level, stunning views. Many cozy cafes and small artists’ shops are found in the alleys. The whole village is car free and the atmosphere here is enchanting dreamlike.
Photo: Navin Rajagopalan