Places French Riviera Promenade Des Anglais Nice & Cannes

Inside the most beautiful villa on the Promenade des Anglais, right next to the iconic Hotel Negresco, you’ll find the elegant Musee Massena. Surrounded by stately manicured gardens, the estate is an oasis of tranquility, and the villa itself has been beautifully restored. Although the museum itself is rather spotty…
botanical garden of the first order. This park is both a greenhouse where you can find seven tropical climates, a forest of tree ferns, and a southern African garden, as well as offering facilities that ensure the preservation of this unique floral and botanical heritage. Now seeking a new equilibrium,…
Sigale is a sleepy little village in a very picturesque setting, sitting on a rocky outcrop high over the Esteron river. It's located 34 km west of the Pont Charles-Albert on the Var river north of Nice. From the pont (bridge) the road goes up and past Gilette, then along…
The Castle of Nice was a citadel used for military purposes. Built at the top of a hill, it stood overlooking the bay of Nice from the 11th century to the 18th century. It was besieged several times, especially in 1543 and in 1691, before it was taken by French…
Situated over 800 meters high, this small town (which is still the largest of the department with an area of ​​17 747 hectares) has always been the key position of the road to the pass of Tende to Italy. This village, built in terraces on a hillside, is dominated by…
Just a few minutes by boat from Cannes, Sainte-Marguerite Island is an exceptional island where nature, culture and relaxation join in total harmony. As soon as you disembark, you will be captivated by the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus, as well as the richness of cultural and leisure activities available…
white sand called Plage de la Garoupe gracing the eastern side of the peninsula. The rest of the peninsula is rocky and heavily indented. Although there are a few spots were determined sunbathers can sprawl out on the rocks and step gingerly into the sea, most people gravitate to La…
beautiful city. Walking to the old downtown is easy and makes for excellent views,during the early 20th cetury Antibes was less developed than its neighbors on the French Riviera and was thus a haven for artists such as Picasso and later Nicolas de Staël. This under-development did not last and…
Lying between Menton and Monaco, is defined by the cape of Cap Martin that protrudes like a small thumb into the sea. The verdant cape is dotted with Belle Epoque mansions that once hosted the likes of Winston Churchill, Coco Channel and Empress Elizabeth of Austria. There are no beaches…
Castellar offers an extraordinary view overlooking the sea. It is no coincidence that many artists workshops have set up here. Turreted houses densely compacted together line the stepped and arched streets, where one can discover fountains and churhces, the oil windmill and the bread oven. Castellar is a starting point…
A favorite of England's Queen Victoria who came to spend her winter holidays here regularly in the 19th century. Admire this serene place and the ancient park of the Franciscan Monastery before heading to the graceful ruins of an arena from the Roman times. Follow up this portion of the…
This extraordinary heritage, which can be explained by the proximity of mountains to the sea, and climatic influences which are Mediterranean, alpine and continental, gives this area a great diversity which makes it unique. the varied splendour of its landscapes, wild nature, its cultural and historic wealth, made a significant…
It seems that Biot is an ancient volcano, or rather the village is located near a volcano, when we consider the fact that this region of the Southern Alps is actually an ancient tectonic reef. In addition to this, before the construction of habitats, volcanic rocks were discovered in the…
Succumb to the authentic charm of the French Riviera in Menton, a seaside resort, ideally located between the Principality of Monaco and Italy, where the Alps plunge into the shores of the Mediterranean. Thanks to a microclimate that tends towards the sub-tropics, Menton is a gardener's paradise, and also an…
The Baou of Saint-Jeannet (807 meters high) also contributes to the renown of the village thanks to its climbing site known all over France, offering up to 500 access tracks leading to its peak. At the top of the Baou, you can appreciate a very beautiful view of Nice and…
Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a perched village situated in the Alpes-Maritimes, a little way north-east of Grasse and west of Vence, and just a short way inland from the major coastal resorts of Cannes and Nice. It is in a very picturesque setting surrounded by wooded hills and valleys. Your first highlight…
Classified as a historic building, this cathedral is the largest edifice of this type outside Russia. Inspired by the Muscovite style, it has a very richly decorated interior with many icons, murals and carved woodwork as well as an iconostasis of embossed metal. The primary vocation of this site being…
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a town and seaside resort in the Alpes-Maritimes department of the Cote d'Azur, just a short distance east of Nice and close to the French border with Italy. It is small but the picturesque harbour and setting make it a highlight when you are exploring here. Distance from…
Gourdon is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Gourdon offers magnificent panoramic views.Take the road through the vertiginous Gorges du Loup, with 700 m high cliffs towering above you, and take the time to stop at the Saut du Loup waterfall for a refreshing breather in the…
Les Trayas (Cap Esteral/Var) This forest massif marks the border between the Var and the Alpes Maritimes. Kilometres of tracks and trails for walkers and hikers in the heart of the state forest. To absolutely discover the sumptuous road at the edge of sea between Mandelieu and St Raphaë« la…
A very beautiful viewpoint from which you can see the surroundings of the city of Nice. Close by the Church there is a monument dedicated to the children of Gairaut died for their country between 1914 and 1918.If you have some time while visiting Nice, you should definitely visit this…
Valbonne Village is a contrast to the high-tech and exiting ambience of Sophia Antipolis. A warm and peaceful village where the art of living and conviviality reigns, Valbonne Village offers its visitors numerous occasions to spend some time in a quality environment. Excavations carried out in the hills surrounding Valbonne…
Utelle is an Alpes-Maritimes mountain village perched on a ridge above the Gorges de Vésubie. Behind this perched village are even higher mountains, including the Sanctuaire de la Madone d'Utelle overlooking Utelle from the southwest. Formerly an agricultural village planted with numerous olive trees, the village is near the Madonne…
Fayence is a town in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Fayence is a renowned centre for pottery and antique furniture shops. Fayence is one of France's famed "perched villages", sitting as it does on a hillside half way between the mountains and the sea…
The red rock face of the Cap Roux is one of the most magnificent sites in the Estérel. From the orientation table at the summit of the rock (454 m) you will be able to admire a panoramic view of the mountains plunging into the sea. Although the volcanic activity…
The Franciscan monks have held on to this monastery since the 16th century. The very beautiful church boasts three major works by Louis Bréa and a monumental altar-piece of hand-carved wood decorated with gold-leaf.Also worth a visit, the garden, the monks' old vegetable garden, the Franciscan museum and the monumental…
Plage Mala (Cap Dagne) Nestled in the cove, surrounded by rocks, where fine sand is mixed with little pebbles, Plage Mala enjoys a wonderful location. Accessed either via the Littoral coastal path or via the Escaliers de la Mala steps which run alongside the great and illustrious Eden Residence which…
Seillans is a small village in the VAR department of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. It is located in the south-eastern France and it is famous for beautiful beaches and weather conditions. It is perched hill-top village overlooking the plain between the Southern Alps and the Esterel. It also borders with the…
Le Broc is a nice little village perched on a ridge in the back country hills inland of Nice and Grasse. A tall church bell tower rises from the midst of the medieval houses, with the snow-clad mountains as a picturesque backdrop. The center of the old village is grouped…
Two thirds of the Saint Dalmas commune is included within the magnificent Mercantour National Park. The village is therefore surrounded by some magnificent conserved landscapes: larch forests, alpine pastures rich with wild flowers. This municipality includes in its territory the Route de la Bonnette, the highest road in Europe (don't…
Originally called the Madeleine fortification, this was the Maginot Line's earliest ouvrage, or defensive work; construction began in 1928. The French government decided to build it after Mussolini's many sabre-rattling statements on the Nice region's Italian origin. The Alpes-Maritimes General Council later bought the site to turn it into a…
The small medieval village of Eze extends from the seafront to the Grande Corniche… A steep path links Eze Village to the seaside.Eze is one of the most wonderful villages on the Côte d’Azur, and offering a panoramic view of the entire Riviera…Often winter mornings, from the highest point of…
Mentioned for the first time in 1155, it was in 1364, the stronghold of "Grimaldi (Grimaldi of Lords Bouyon) and within the county of Provence. In 1385 it passed to Charles of Durazzo in 1388 and became Bouyon Savoyard territory. It was not until 1760 that he returned to Provence.…
Cassis is still a small fishing port, but the little fishing boats now share the harbor with yachts and a collection of tourist boats for visiting the calanques -- a trip you shouldn't miss. Our shows the stern of the double-ended pointus; on the opposite ends, note the high bow…
Roquebillière is located in the department of the Alpes-Maritimes and the area -Alpes-Côte d'Azur. At the origin located on left bank, the old village was partly destroyed by a landslide in 1926. On Right Bank, the new city is a large borough of recent construction where you will find trade…
Also classified as an historic site, this amazing garden with its Spanish-style ceramics was designed in the 'twenties by novelist Vicente Blasco-Ibañez. Distance from Nice : 30 min by train
Utelle is an Alpes-Maritimes mountain village perched on a ridge above the Gorges de Vésubie. Behind this perched village are even higher mountains, including the Sanctuaire de la Madone d'Utelle overlooking Utelle from the southwest. Formerly an agricultural village planted with numerous olive trees, the village is near the Madonne…
Entrevaux is located along the Var and the RN202, on the border of the Alpes-Maritimes. Advanced military stronghold of the kingdom of France, the fortified village dominated by its famous Citadel, earned him the title of Vauban city. Access to the historic city is by the Porte Royale and its…
The picturesque village of Saint-Martin-Vésubie is located 1000 meters above sea level at the confluence of torrents of Boréon and Madonna Fenestres at the foot of the beautiful mountains of Mercantour. 10 minutes from the spa of Berthemont les Bains and Colmiane ski resort with numerous winter and summer activities…
hidden valley just outside of Nice. I’m writing up about our hike because we had the hardest time finding the trail head! It’s not even a proper trail, except there is one sign at the beginning. Unless you know where to go, you’d never find it. As we began the…
The once incredibly private family chapel dating from 1873 has been deconsecrated and converted into a tasting room and boutique which can now be accessed from an entry point at 482 route de Saquier. The setting is spectacular: perched on one of the highest slopes in Bellet and surrounded by…
This is a mountain village located in the Haute Vallée du Var at the top of the Gorge de Daluis, close to the Parc de Mercantour. The village is at the junction where the Tuébi river joins the south-flowing Var, and is surrounded by steep, forested mountains.Guillaumes is at a…
This beautiful, wild lake is about 7 km long north-south, with an east-west section another 3 km long. With its southern tip adjacent to the autoroute, only 12 km west of Cannes, the Lac de St. Cassien is easy to get to, but remains natural in a natural environment. The…
Located in the extension of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Modern, the library occupies a vast 10,000m2 area on a single level dominated by a huge square head devised by the sculptor Sacha Sosno.It houses over 200,000 documents freely available to the public (books, periodicals, CDs, CD-Rom, DVDs,…
Ideally located on the Mediterranean coast, between the massifs of the Esterel and Tanneron, Mandelieu La Napoule offers a fantastic setting for a unique destination in the heart of the Côte d'Azur midway between Saint Tropez and the Italian border. Aware of the wealth but also the fragility of its…
Overlooking the Vesubie, Astride its rock, Is Lantosque the lovely, Holding high its proud bell tower": this first verse of the "Lantosquoise" gives a perfect account of the picturesque location of this large mountain town that stretches along a rocky ridge in the middle of the Vesubie valley. In previous…
This walk is listed as “Circuit des Lacs” in the Randoxygène Haut Pays. It is at the head of the the river Var and starts at the pass of the Col de la Cayolle. This pass marks the border of the departments 06 and 04. A small part of the…
Coiled on a hillside surrounded by stunning scenery, Ramatuelle village looks out over vineyards sloping down to Pampelonne beach. To the south, pine forests border pristine headlands of timeless beauty to complete the backdrop to this slice of Provence on the Côte d’Azur. Distance from Nice : 70 min by…
The city for festivals and major congresses, a shopping paradise, the capital of the silver screen and a tourist city boasting exceptional host infrastructures. Cannes is the leading city in terms of business tourism after Paris, it has built its fame on the know-how and first rate facilities that make…
Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a perched village situated in the Alpes-Maritimes, a little way north-east of Grasse and west of Vence, and just a short way inland from the major coastal resorts of Cannes and Nice. It is in a very picturesque setting surrounded by wooded hills and valleys. Your first highlight…
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