On the French Riviera you’ll tread a path beaten by some of the 20th-century’s most illustrious movie stars and painters.
There’s a glamour about the region that no destination in the world can equal.
Some of the plush villas built for mega-rich holidaymakers at the start of the 20th century now also open their doors to the public.
There’s a subtler beauty to the Côte d’Azur at stylish seaside resorts like Villefranche-sur-Mer, or perched medieval villages above the coast, adored by 19th and 20th-century artists for their ethereal light.
Lets explore the best things to do in the Côte d’Azur:
1. Sights in Nice
There’s a fee things that you can’t leave Nice without doing: A wander through the ravine-like alleys of the old town is top of the list, and while you’re there you have to potter around the colourful stalls of the daily fruit and flower market at Cours Salaya at the foot of the hill.
And naturally, if you want to sample an atmosphere that has beguiled tourists since the 1700s, Place Masséna and the legendary Promenade des Anglais need to be on your itinerary.
Then, for unbeatable photo opportunities get up to the Parc de la Colline du Château, between the port and the old town.
You can take the steps or an elevator to look over the harbour, beach or old town and know you’ve arrived on the Côte d’Azur.