It’s no wonder that some of the world’s best music, art, architecture, food and wine come out of France. The whole country is suited for luxury, romance and culture.
The people of France are exquisite; they love life and show their guests how to enjoy the very heart of France. The wines of Bordeaux, the film festival of Cannes and the rest of the French Riviera, the romance of Paris ... eat, love and drink your way through France.
The capital city of France is world renowned and has been for centuries. In fact, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with food, wines, the romantic nightlife, the art, the culture, the shopping and of course, the Eifel Tower and Arc de Triomphe and other historic monuments, among the many attractions. While there, visit the Place de la Bastille district on the right bank, shop at Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior on Avenue Montaigne in the district of Champs –Elyses near the Arc de Triomphe, hang out in trendy Les Halles or Le Marais. Plus, enjoy art museums like the Louvre, basilicas, especially the Cathedral of Notre Dame, opera houses and more; day or night … Paris is always open.
They know how to do luxury in the French Riviera. From the Resorts of Saint Tropez, Monaco and Monte-Carlo, The French Riviera has been the world’s vacation playground for centuries. The Mediterranean climate offers sunshine and mild temperatures almost year round, beautiful beaches and cruising on the crystal blue seas. Fun in the sun, romance and gambling highlight the experience.
Along the Mediterranean at the south eastern corner of France sits a coastline of unparalleled beauty. The sun shines 300 days of the year here so golfing, swimming and sunning are a must. This corner of the world features a tropical climate, fresh breezes filled with jasmine and beautiful scenery. Where is this place? It is the Cote d’Azur or The French Riviera, and it’s a state of mind and a destination all in one!
Centuries ago, it was a winter resort town for the British and European elite. Royalty, authors, musician and others among the rich and famous have enjoyed this beautiful coast for hundreds of years. Today, most people know this playground of the rich for its yachting center, its beaches and its golf courses. The sunsets are magical, the waters are of the deepest blue and dotted along the coast are beautiful white villas.
There are dozens of glamorous cities and towns along the French Riviera. Among them are Nice, its largest and most colorful city; Cannes, the trendy, touristy place well-known for the famous annual film festival; St. Tropez, where the rich and beautiful play; Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat, a quiet holiday spot along the peninsula; and Eze, the coasts island in the sky with unspeakable views. You can gamble in Nice and other places but if you feel like slipping into Monte Carlo, you are close enough to enjoy Monaco and all the gambling houses there.
For the tourist in you, art museums and galleries, opera houses, botanical gardens, and theatres abound. A visit to France is not a real visit without a trip to a winery of which there are many and you can luxuriate in spa service after a long day of site seeing. Day and half-day trips along the coast road into Cannes, Antibes and Juan-les-Pins. The shopping is without compare and if learning to cook the French way is on your “bucket” list, there’s no time than the time in France to learn.
Your visit to the French Riviera will take some planning. You have some decisions to make and some education to undergo. There is so much to see so breaking down by priority is a must.