A Travel Guide to French Riviera
The French Riviera also known as Cote d'Azur is one of the busiest holiday destinations in the world today. It is a place where every tourist wants to visit at least once in their life. Tourists from all over the world visit to experience the amazing attractions offered by places like Cannes, Antibes and St Tropez. The dry and sunny summer makes the region a perfect beach destination, while the beautiful Mediterranean landscapes and culture also attracts many visitors to the French Riviera. The summers are busy with visitors coming from all around the world, many come even during the spring and fall when the prices are not as high as during season. The culture and stylishness can be enjoyed even during the off-season.
Visitors can begin exploring the French Riviera from the Provencal village of St Paul. It is a beautiful mediaeval village that is surrounded by rolling hills. It has ancient walls, cobbled streets and has a perfect location on the edge of a hill, which offers the opportunity of enjoying breath-taking views of the Provencal countryside. Art lovers must not miss the opportunity to visit Saint-Paul De Vence. Since it is one of the most important centres for art in the region, many artists from all around the world come here to showcase their works of art and in doing so they have built up the reputation of the centre as an important international centre for art.
The Marguarite and Aime’ Maegh Foundation is also a must visit for art lovers. It is dedicated to contemporary and modern art. The building which hosts the foundation is also a magnificent example of excellent architecture.
The fascinating French principality of Monaco is located along a very beautiful shoreline and has a very interesting past, as it was ruled for more than 700 years by the Grimaldi family.
The Palace in Monte Carlo was built in the 13th century and was renovated in the 16th and 17th centuries. While not the entire Palace is open for tours, some of the most interesting parts are open for visitors, the most interesting one being Prince Rainier III’s collection of antique cars. In total the collection has nearly hundred vehicles.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in the French Riviera ranging from luxury villas and apartments in Nice, St Raphael or St Tropez to gites and cottages in the countryside.