The French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) is the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France. It includes famously glamorous beach resorts such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes, and the independent microstate of Monaco. A health retreat in the 18th century, the area later attracted aristocrats, artists and the 1960s "jet set." Today it’s an established holiday destination, with paths connecting many coastal villages and towns.
Saint-Tropez is known for its glitzy nightlife and picturesque old port. Neighboring Sainte-Maxime offers sailing and waterskiing. Luxury boutiques and hotels line Cannes’ seafront Promenade de la Croisette, the backdrop to its famous film festival. Quieter Antibes has a huge marina and a museum dedicated to Picasso, who found inspiration there. Nice, the regional capital, has several art museums, a medieval old town and Italian-influenced cuisine. Tiny Monaco is renowned for its opulent Casino Monte Carlo and the prestigious annual motor-racing Grand Prix through the city streets #monaco #lovemonaco #travellove #crazytraveller #beach #chill #bayandme #lovelofe #travelmonaco #fresh #happymemorialday