5 unmissable places to visit in a holiday in French Riviera
You need holidays, but you don’t know where to go. You are tired and stressed from work and you need a break. So what? The answer is to jump into a ferry and go to French Riviera, perfect destination in every season thanks to the mild weather and the variety of cities you can visit. But what are the 5 most important places to see in French Riviera?
Nice is the most visited french city after Paris, because it combines at the same time the typical french charm with the warm and hospitable harbours in front of the Mediterranean sea. But what can you do in Nice? First thing is walking in the famous Promenade des Anglais, seven km long, in which you can admire all the beauty of the coast and the typical city center. And don’t miss the famous orthodox church unique in Europe for its size. The church was built in 1912 in honor of many russians who, during the Belle Époque, kept themselves far from the big cold.
Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
In this small paradise corner, immersed in the luxury mediterranean maquis, it’s easy to meet vip or royals that here spend their summer holidays there. Saint Jean is a city famous thanks to Rothschild baroness, member of the capitalist family, which in 1905 built the magnificent Villa Ephrussi Rothschild, now a museum. Another place to not miss is, without any doubt, Villa Santo Sospir, the house where the poliedric artist Jean Cocteau, painted the walls, “like tattoos” as he sad. A real magic place, where you can feel the spirit of the owners.
Famous for the Festival du Cinéma and the Croisette with international vips, Cannes is also known for its city center with the small ligurian harbour and the colorful palaces in front of the sea. In the old cities, instead, is possible to visit the medieval tower and Notre Dame de l’Esperance, gothic church in de la Castre square. Cannes is also lively during the night thanks to the best restaurants and clubs opened till dawn.
Perfume lovers have to visit Grasse, worldwide perfume’s capital. Here Madame Coco Chanel created Chanel N°. 5 and for this reason is mandatory visit Musée International de la Parfumerie and the three historical headquarters of Molinard, Galimard e Fragonard which allow you to create a special customized fragrance.
Most loved destination of French Riviera is without doubt Saint Tropez, place that evokes immediately jet set summer glamour. Walking through the harbour you can easily see that Saint Tropez isn’t a simple fisherman’s village anymore, but today is an open area of sailboats and luxury yachts. Saint Tropez, moreover means also much fun. Here is possible to find the best clubs of French Riviera. In short, boredom is banished!