Cote d'Azur, France
The French Riviera began earning its glamourous reputation with the arrival of a railway, bringing the highest of Europe’s aristocracy to its captivating coastline. One of the world’s first modern resort areas, you will find sumptuous hotels in chic surroundings, each with its own sense of exclusivity and allure. The artistic legacy of Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and Chagall, who were all enticed by the unique and beautiful light on its coast, adds a cultural richness to the high-end area.
Explore the towns where artists painted on a guided tour, or visit the Picasso Museum and Museé Renoir. Not only will you find attractions playing homage to its remarkable history, but you can expect endless stylish bars and restaurants, elegant shops and magnificent sun-drenched beaches.
Sharing its culinary tradition with the rest of Provence, the food here is fabulously sprinkled with local produce such as garlic, olive oil, herbs and goat cheese. Spend an idyllic afternoon food shopping and cooking your own French classics in the comfort of your villa, or dine at a host of spectacular restaurants. Whether that’s savoring a simple but flavorful bowl of soup, trying a variety of candied fruits, tasting the season’s first-press olive oil on a local farm, or indulging in a full-blown bowl of bouillabaisse in a bistro on Marseille’s harbor, you’re in for a guaranteed dazzling experience.
The sexy, sun-drenched and seductive appeal of Cote d’Azur is not only based on its stunning scenery, but the weather is absolutely perfect. Located on the Mediterranean, the French Riviera has some of the best weather in all of France and one of the world’s most pleasant climates. Winter in the French Riviera can be just as alluring as the summer. Sunny and crisp, with no crowds, and only around six or seven days of rain a month.
WEATHER: Monthly Averages
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