French Riviera

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Follow the world’s billionaires to the French Mediterranean’s eastern coast, which features lavish resort towns, remote island beaches and beautiful sea views.

For centuries, the French Riviera has been a muse for painters and a vacation spot for the world’s wealthiest. It comprises the eastern section of France’s Mediterranean coast, from Toulon to Menton. See its resort villages, islands and an exquisite landscape of the Alps meeting the sea.

Fly into Nice, the region’s largest city and its busiest airport. Stroll along the broad Promenade des Anglais running along the city’s long waterfront. When you’re not spending your hours on Nice’s endless beach, explore the Vieux Nice old town. Here, find fish markets and antique mansions along cobbled streets dating back to the 1700s.

Just east of Nice, the French Alps meet the Mediterranean coast in the rolling hills and cliffs of the Grande Corniche. Drive through the winding roads to Menton or continue on to the sovereign coastal state of Monaco.

Head west to find numerous resort towns, including the most popular, Saint Tropez. Outside the resort hotels and beaches, take a walk on the tree-lined central square of Place des Lices, which was immortalized in the works of many famous impressionist painters.

Several beautiful islands lie just off the coast of the Riviera. Take a boat from Cannes to the Lerins Islands, which feature beaches, forest and an ancient maritime fort. Head farther west along the coast to take a ferry from Hyères to the island of Port Cros to visit its national park. Seeing the bright blue-green color of the bay’s waters is worth the boat ride.

World-class art museums are common across the coast, which has commonly served as a favorite subject for European painters. Matisse often painted the region see many of his Riviera works in Nice’s Musée Matisse. Picasso worked in the French Riviera for some time his works are now on display in the Musée Picasso in Antibes.

Rent a car to navigate between every beach, beach town and island on France’s picturesque Mediterranean coastline.

Where to stay in French Riviera

Hôtel La Villa Nice Victor Hugo
Hôtel La Villa Nice Victor Hugo
3 out of 5
19 Bis Boulevard Victor Hugo, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6000
The price is ₹6,906 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
₹6,906
per night
6 Feb - 7 Feb
Stay at this 3-star boutique hotel in Nice. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,014 reviews)
"Absolutely loved this hotel, less than a 10 min walk from the beach, a gorgeous view from our room, and the staff were so kind and helpful. I would stay here again, such a wonderful experience."

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2023

Hôtel La Villa Nice Victor Hugo
Le Meridien Nice
Le Meridien Nice
4 out of 5
1 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 06046
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The price is ₹15,661 per night from 22 Feb to 23 Feb
₹15,661
per night
22 Feb - 23 Feb
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Nice. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (298 reviews)
"Great location and facilities."

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2023

Le Meridien Nice
Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
5 out of 5
13-15 Promenade Des Anglais, Boite Postale 1655 Cedex 1, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 06000
The price is ₹18,737 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
₹18,737
per night
5 Feb - 6 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Nice. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,006 reviews)
"Wonderful property, attentive staff. Great location in the heart of Nice."

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2023

Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ajoupa Aparthotel AMMI Massena
Ajoupa Aparthotel AMMI Massena
2 out of 5
4 rue Masséna, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6000
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Nice. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (746 reviews)
Nice place at good location
"Well equipped apartment, perfect location in the centre. Nice staff. Bad positionning of bathroom furniture right in front of toilet so there is no room for legs to fit."

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2022

Ajoupa Aparthotel AMMI Massena
Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
3 out of 5
31 Boulevard Du General Leclerc, Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes, 6240
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Beausoleil. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (829 reviews)
"Ideally located for access to Monte-Carlo (10 mins walk) It was also really handy for the Airport bus. We didn’t have breakfast, but staff were very friendly and spoke great English! Extremely comfortable bed! Fabulous 2 nights here!!"

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2023

Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture
The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture
4 out of 5
21 Rue Meyerbeer, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6000
Stay at this 4-star residence in Nice. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (529 reviews)
Greatest place to stay in Nice
"The Jay is absolute perfection. From the moment we walked thru the doors of this charming boutique hotel we felt so welcome. Lilliana was there to greet us with a huge smile and gave us so much good advice about the city and restaurants and everything we needed to know. All of the staff (every single ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2023

The Jay Hotel by HappyCulture
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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