Famously known as the French Riviera, the scenic and stylish strip of coastline in the Côte d’Azur region buzzes with several glamorous vacation destinations. Here are a few top attractions of the area to take your pick from.
Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa and Gardens, Cap-Ferrat
Boasting a serene seaside scenery, Cap-Ferrat is a slender peninsula between Monaco and Nice, with a coastline dotted with vacation homes and fancy villas. One of the outstanding open-to-all villas is the Rothschild Villa, built for wealthy banker Baron Alphonse de Rothschild’s daughter Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. Designed in an Italian palazzo style, the façade is a delicate shade of pastel pink. The Grand Salon is an extravagance with opulent floral-motif décor and Louis XVI furnishings and the eight distinctly different and magnificent gardens offer delightful experiences.
This celebrated beach holiday destination charms the visitors with lush Mediterranean scenery and a relaxing small-town vibe. Once a humble fishing village, Saint-Tropez gained prominence due to famous actress Brigitte Bardot during the 1950s. With winding cobblestone streets and shady squares, the historic village offers an alluring old-world appeal, cleverly mixed with high-end fashion boutiques and fancy restaurants. Tourists looking to admire the provincial ambiance of Côte d’Azur can enjoy the fishing boats and outdoor cafes in Vieux Port while the more jet-setting crowd can revel in the chic atmospheres with luxury yachts.
Surrounded by a beautiful coastline, Antibes is an atmospheric seaside town in Côte d’Azur. The coastline of Antibes is prized for its unspoiled natural beauty and a large selection of beaches from private to public. The beaches in the areas of Juan-les-Pins and Cap d’Antibes peninsula are popular for their fine sandy shores. The pine tree groves and the 3.7 km long hiking trail of Chemin des Douaniers with majestic sea views are the two most beloved highlights of the region. Also, to satiate the French cuisine lovers, there are several chic bistros, cafés with outdoor terraces and fine-dining establishments to choose from.