French Rivera Tourism
With its Mediterranean climate, relaxing beaches
and charming villages, the French Riviera is a popular tourist destination. Sites that illustrate the natural and cultural heritage of the Riviera include maritime villages, lush gardens and historical buildings. With 300 days of sunshine, the French Riviera is a vacation destination for many tourists year round.
There are several methods of transportation to get to the French Riviera. Visitors can fly to Nice Cote d'Azur, which is the second-largest airport in France. High-speed and express trains are also available, such as TGV and Train Corail, which connects the Riviera to many regions in France and Europe.
For those who are inclined to shop and explore Provencal gastronomy, there are shops and restaurants in St. Paul-De-Vence, which is an inland town in the Riviera. Nice is the leading tourist center in the Riviera, and it is famous for the Promenade des Anglais, its Mediteranean coastline. Provence features landscapes of the hills and the sea, as well as the fragrant aroma of lavender, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Saint-Tropez is famous for being a party destination of famous celebrities, but it also attracts visitors who want to see breathtaking views of the sea and houses by the marina. Ste. Maxime has views of the Maures hills and is more of a family friendly destination. Cannes, where the international film festival is held annually, has a waterfront avenue called La Croisette that features expensive shops and restaurants.
Things to do
Aside from laying out on the beach, there are many things to do in the Riviera. Visitors can explore the history of the French Riviera through several destinations. Vestiges of ancient Greeks and Romans can be found in La Turbie, Cimiez and Cemelenum. You can also visit any of the 150 art galleries in the Riviera. Don't miss the cathedrals in Monaco, which is an independent state outside of France but is only 12 miles from Nice.
To lower costs, there is a French Riviera Pass that is available for tourists. Rates range from 24 to 54 euros. This pass will give you free access to sites in Nice, Monaco and Antibes. This pass will also give you discounts in a variety of places such as shops, restaurants and art workshops. If you don't have a pass, expect to pay 2 euros for each park admission, as well as 6 to 10 euros for each museum admission, nd 20 euros on double-decker bus tours. With the pass, you can go to more than 18 tourist sites in Nice, Monaco and Antibes.
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