Stretching from Toulon to Menton at the border with Italy, the French Riviera is internationally recognized as one of the most sophisticated, luxurious and expensive destinations in the world, boasting a wide variety of things to do and see. Here you'll be welcomed by some of the most diverse and vibrant cities on the planet, from Nice featuring the old city harbors, baroque churches, art museums and fantastic beaches, to Cannes renowned for a number of movie stars visiting its nightclubs and hotels.
Among other popular destinations along the French Riviera are charming towns of Juan-les-Pins and Antibes, nestled on the peninsula; Grasse, known for its orange and red tile roofs; and St Tropez, boasting plenty of French Riviera beaches, nightclubs and museums.
Due to tree different water bodies along its coastlines, France takes pride in its beautiful beaches and an array of settings for sunbathing. From extensive sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean to the spectacular coastline along the English Channel and crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, France is a great destination worth a visit. In addition, French Riviera beaches are famous for assuming a liberal attitude towards bathing attire, with many sunbathers tanning topless or even nude.
Some areas have designated family beaches, offering a more wholesome experience. The most widely reputed seaside tourist destination in the area is St Tropez, offering the longest stretch of beach from Cap de St Tropez to Cap Camerat. As compared to other French Riviera beaches, beaches at St Tropez have soft sand and are well looked after.
One of the most popular French Riviera beaches, Le Meridien Garden Beach is renowned for its warm sun, white sand and great atmosphere, as well as a variety of cafes, restaurants and shops in close proximity to the beach. Regardless of what you are in mood for, Le Meridien Garden Beach won't leave you disappointed.
Ranked with the most famous private French Riviera beaches, Plage du Martinez is a popular meeting place of rich and trendy, who come here to rest under pink umbrellas and catch a few rays. Those feeling more energetic can experience tubing, parachuting and water skiing.
Possibly one of the most kid-friendly beaches in Nice, the Blue Beach is a wonderful option for families with children, offering a wide range of restaurants, bars and other activities to keep the entire family entertained.
In addition to its alluring beaches, the French Riviera boasts a variety of attractions and activities to keep everyone busy. For many visitors French Riviera travels are associated with the gamblers' paradise Monte Carlo and the Formula 1 Grand Prix, held annually in the streets of Monaco.
The annual Cannes Film Festival is another big event in the French Riviera, attracting everyone who is in the movie and entertainment industry. Some of the French Riviera top restaurants, bars and clubs include Cafe Rome, Chandi, Lou Pilha Leva, Loft Bar, Cat Corner, Scarlet O'Hara and Le Blue Boy among others. Those traveling with children should consider a visit to Marineland and Adventure Golf Antibes, offering a variety of children's activities.