The mere thought of the French Riviera brings to mind sun-drenched beaches, sizzling nightlife, and just a touch of naughtiness.
For decades, this southeastern corner of France attracted a cosmopolitan crowd eager to indulge a love of yachting, sunbathing, and gourmet food at one of 3,000 restaurants.
Nice’s combination of urban chic and seaside resort living has long inspired artists, while Cannes’ sophisticated social scene and celebrated movie festival offers an exclusive retreat. Monaco is the spot for high-stakes gambling and high-octane racing, and St. Tropez’s legendary beaches and lush nightlife make it synonymous with the good life.
Those who crave a slower pace will enjoy Grasse, the Perfume Capital of the World, and Mougins, whose rolling hills and ancient olive trees enticed Picasso to set up house. Lose your inhibitions in the many splendours of the Cote d’Azur.