PARLEZ-VOUS FRANÇAIS TOURS specializes in tours to French-speaking countries around the world.
PARLEZ-VOUS FRANÇAIS TOURS specializes in tours to French-speaking countries around the world.
 


THE FRENCH RIVIERA

map of Cote-D'Azur

Côte d'Azur the French name for French Riviera, is the southeast most region in France, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is bounded to the east by the Italian border. The French Riviera is one of the most famous resort areas in the world, composed of Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez, and Antibes. The area become popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with regular visitors and residents such as Coco Chanel, Winston Churchill, Grace Kelly, Matisse, Brigitte Bardot, and Picasso.

With 300 days sunshine, the French Riviera offers a mild climate throughout the year. Temperatures vary from 60 - 90°F.

The French Riviera is regarded as one of the most luxurious, glamorous, expensive and sophisticated areas in the world and is home to many of the world's rich and famous.

Famous Residents
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Joan Collins
Sir Elton John
Tina Turner
David Beckham & Victoria Beckham
Dame Shirley Bassey
Brigitte Bardot
Ivana Trump
Jenson Button
Stelios Haji-Ioannou
Troy Bayliss
Loris Capirossi
Nico Rosberg
Juan Pablo Montoya
David Coulthard
Jacques Villeneuve
Rubens Barrichello
Tommi Mäkinen
Carla Bruni
Lucas Luhr
Jason Plato
Alex Zanardi
Andrew Vicari
Sophie Sandolo
Loretta Lux
Bono
The Edge
Richie Benaud
Belinda Carlisle
Jean Cocteau
Tom Boonen
James Gandolfini
Mika Häkkinen
Roman Polanski
Michael Jackson
Sinbad (actor)
Emma Watson
Keegan McColl
Famous Places on the French Riviera
Cassis
Toulon
Hyères
Saint-Tropez
Saint-Raphaël
Cannes
Grasse
Juan-les-Pins
Antibes
Biot
Sophia Antipolis
Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Nice
Villefranche-sur-Mer
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Beaulieu-sur-Mer
Monaco
Monte-Carlo
Menton

The breath-taking sea, the soaring palm trees, the ever-present sunshine, the eye-catching luxury yachts, the gorgeous architecture, the host of film and music festivals, the rich wine and food, and the beautiful historic inland villages set in spectacular scenery, all combine to make the French Riviera truly a place to visit.