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 ‘… in the shadow of the mountains a green belt of land runs along the coast for a hundred miles and makes a playground for the world,’ said F Scott Fitzgerald of the French Riviera in his personal essays. White-sand beaches lapped by blue water, glamorous towns packed with exclusive hotels and designer boutiques, but also, set into the hills, tiny medieval villages lost in time. The French Riviera still holds dear to its humble origins beneath the jet-set image enshrined in the pages of Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night. Our France specialists know all the sides of the Côte d'Azur (Azure Coast), as it’s locally known, and can help advise you where to go, depending on your interests.

On a boat trip from Saint-Tropez, you can take in the French Riviera’s coastline from the water. A tour of high-flying Monaco, with its casino and deep-seated monarchy, reveals the Riviera at its most flamboyant. But, then carrying on to hilltop Èze, a village so old it can recall Roman inhabitation, you come face to face with the simple beauty that lured artists such as Picasso to the area. Our specialists know all the region's main sights as well as its lesser-known ones, and they’ll carefully plan your vacation as an individual tailor-made trip to match your preferences.

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Places to visit in the French Riviera

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting the French Riviera, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring the French Riviera

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the French Riviera, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of the French Riviera

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around the French Riviera

    Accommodation choices for the French Riviera

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the French Riviera. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Bastide Saint Antoine, Grasse

      La Bastide Saint-Antoine

      First Class

      Boasting excellent service, expansive grounds and an intimate atmosphere, La Bastide Saint-Antoine leaves you feeling like you've visited the home of a wealthy friend with impeccable taste, and makes a great base for exploring the French Riviera.

    • Hôtel Château de la Chèvre d'Or, Èze

      Château de la Chèvre d'Or

      First Class

      Medieval charm and modern comfort combine at La Chèvre d’Or in the historic hilltop village of Èze, where you'll be treated to far-reaching views over the Mediterranean and impeccable food and service.

    • Cap Estel, Èze

      Cap Estel


      Tucked away beneath the hilltop town of Èze, the peaceful seclusion, classical elegance and impeccable service at Cap Estel make this charming retreat a memorable option right on the glittering Mediterranean Sea.

    • Mas de Chastelas, Saint-Tropez

      Mas de Chastelas


      An intimate getaway, Mas de Chastelas provides exquisite style and comfort in an authentic and peaceful setting far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city yet within easy access of the bright lights of Saint-Tropez.

    • Lounge, La Réserve Ramatuelle

      La Réserve Ramatuelle


      La Réserve Ramatuelle boasts an enviable location along the French Riviera, offering a place to relax and rejuvenate surrounded by the serenity of the Mediterranean Sea.

    • Hotel La Perouse, Nice

      Hôtel La Pérouse

      First Class

      With a peaceful location above the city of Nice but still close to the heart of the action, Hôtel La Pérouse is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.