A Travel Guide to Cote d'Azur
The region of Cote d'Azur is located in south-east France. It runs along the coast of Bandol to Menton and the border of Italy in the East. Some of the world famous resorts like Cannes, St Tropez, Antibes and Nice are found in the Mediterranean coast of Cote d'Azur. Along with the beautiful coastline there are also many small towns and villages, located a little inland, which are also equally fascinating. So once you’ve had enough of the beaches and glamour, you can slip into one of these villages and enjoy some quiet time.
Agay is a coastal resort and village on the Cote d'Azur. It lies between Theoule-sur-Mer and Saint-Raphael. It occupies a natural bay, with a long beach and a steep hill behind, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The main appeal or attraction of Agay is its position. It is located on a very scenic portion of the coast and offers a number of opportunities for excellent photography. The coastline is simply impressive especially due to the rocks of Massif de l'Esterel and the red cliffs rising behind the town which run down towards the sea from both the ends of the harbour.
The past of Frejus has been very illustrious. It was inhabited even before the Roman times and was an important port and trade centre 2000 years ago. The main highlight is the Cathedral of St Leonce. In terms of size the Cathedral is not as big as most cathedrals in France but has a captivating simplicity which has attracted many visitors over the years. The Cathedral was built in the 12th century. While the decorative carvings on the doorway will surely catch your attention, it is the 12th century cloisters and a baptistery that are the main attractions.
The Calanques can be located along the coast towards the South East of Marseille. It is most accessible through Cassis, a beautiful harbour town. These are a series of rocky promontories, fjords and limestone cliffs that plunge into the Mediterranean Sea. In certain areas you will find pine trees that cling on to the gleaming rocks, making the scenery even more dramatic.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in Cote d'Azur ranging from luxury apartments and villas in places such as Cannes, St Tropez, Antibes and Nice to gites and cottages in the countryside.