Holidays to the French Riviera

Sun-drenched and seductive, the shores of the French Riviera have enticed many a sun-seeker over the years, long before Brigitte Bardot first popularised the bikini on the beaches of the Cote d'Azur.

The French Riviera remains the most fashionable stretch of coast in the Mediterranean for luxury holidays. A glittering array of towns and villages span the coastline, like a scattering of confetti they sparkle against the bright-blue, mirror-like Mediterranean in which is reflected rugged hills, pearly white beaches and endless skies. You'd be forgiven for thinking that you had stepped straight into an impressionist's canvas.

Take a boat trip to explore Cap Ferrat - one of the region's most picturesque spots, or the densely forested Cap d'Antibes peninsula, enjoying beaches, watersports and long lunches in the port-side restaurants of former fishing villages such as St. Tropez.

Wander down the sun-splashed promenades of Nice, stopping for a coffee somewhere along the city's iconic boutique-and-cafe-lined beachfront, before making your way to a fragrant flower market for some blooms. Head to the Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes for some sun, sea, sand and celebrity spotting. We have to mention the glitz and glamour of Monaco - although not strictly part of the Riviera, the principality is home to lavish casinos and its very own opera house.

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The French Riviera
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