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Travel the French Riviera: 6 Places to Experience the Getaway of Your Dreams

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Finding place for an ultimate relaxation? Try this lifetime journey that will make your trip unforgettable. The French Riviera also known as Côte d’Azur, with the perfect zenith of the coastline is wonderful to see every morning like you were waking up for a beautiful day. Here are six places you can try in the beautiful French Riviera.

1. Nice

Dazzling deep blue waters, fresh air, and a coastline that invites a romantic walk…Nice is a stunning beach in Côte d’Azur. The largest resort in the French Riviera, and one of the major port of France, it offers the best sight-seeing adventure for travelers in the area. Nice alone has a great selection of parks and gardens perfect for the family. During the night, the peaceful place awakens and delight it visitors with a great nightlife.

2. Antibes

French Riviera Destination - Antibes

Fort Vauban, Antibes
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The cultural heart of the Côte d’Azur, Antibes lies in between Cannes and Nice. A picture-perfect place to spend your vacation that can truly make your trip in French Riviera a rewarding experience. Explore the Antibes’ old port featuring narrow cobbled streets. There also are plenty of restaurants in the area that provides great dining experience. Antibes has a great cultural heritage. Back in 1946, famous painter Pablo Picasso visited the town and settled in Château Grimaldi (now Musee Picasso), a castle in Antibes for six months.

Musee Picasso is a place not to miss when you visit Antibes. The museum is known for its splendid artworks and sculptures specially crafted by Picasso during his visit. All attractions are mostly found in historic canters.

3. Cannes

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Cannes is famous for hosting the annual Cannes Film Festival where international actors and actresses, producers, directors, and film critics visit the place to witness the prestigious event. However, when you travel to Cannes, expect that you might me up for a lavish spending. The place is home to grand villas and luxury hotels, and yachting is a popular activity.

The beaches in Cannes is a great attraction too. The beautiful waterfront promenade is lined up with palm trees, if you get lucky, you can also spot some celebrities out there.

4. Corniche de l’Esterel

There are so many drives in the coasts of French Riviera, but the one in Corniche de l’Esterel is known to be the best. Drive from St-Raphael to La Napoule and witness the view of Esterel’s great rocks on the hillside, yachts sailing at its beautiful bays, scenic routes that offers breathtaking views of its coastline, and the picturesque brick red Esterel Mountains.

If you are looking for adventure, the place will not disappoint Corniche de l’Esterel offers stunning natural features in Côte d’Azur, and you can go hiking, road cycling, mountain biking, and a few water sports in the place such as snorkelling and diving.

5. Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

A destination to delight your eyesight, Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is a seaside mansion surrounded by beautiful lush gardens. It was once owned by the Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, showcasing her family’s wealth and life of luxury.

The villa was built in between 1905 and 1912 designed by French architect Aaron Messiah. It was once host to generous parties of the Baroness and boasts priceless artworks and furnishings. Upon her death, the baroness donated the villa to the Academie des Beaux Arts of the Institut de France. Today the place is open to the public for viewing.

6. Monaco

Travel French Riviera - Monaco

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Do not leave French Riviera without visiting Monaco. This amazing destination is home to the Monaco Grand Prix that caters to the best riders from all over the world. Though a tiny city, it is a very popular tourist destination and a playground for the rich and famous.

There are many things to do in Monaco. If your wallet allows, you can try your luck in the Casino de Monte Carlo, discover the Monaco underwater with Aquavision, and drink organic ales in Brasserie de Monaco. Dining is also great in the area as there are fine restaurants and excellent cafes you can choose from.

Traveling to French Riviera can be intimidating if you are looking for a budget travel. However, there are many ways that you can limit your spending when you get into the place. Check our few hacks to save money in your trip.

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