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Plan Your French Riviera Vacation

This sprawl of pebble beaches and zillion-dollar houses has always captivated sun lovers and socialites. Today's admirers know not to miss the Côte d'Azur's textbook points of interest: animated St-Tropez; the Belle Époque aura of Cannes; the towns made famous by Picasso—Antibes, Vallauris, Mougins; the urban charms of Nice; and a number of spots where the per-capita population of billionaires

must be among the highest on the planet, including Cap d'Antibes and Villefranche-sur-Mer.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Mingle with Picasso and company Because artists have long loved the Côte d'Azur, it's blessed with superb art museums, including the Fondation Maeght in St-Paul and the Musée Picasso in Antibes.
  2. Soak up the scene in St-Tropez Brave the world's most outlandish fishing port in high summer, but don't forget the sunglasses and sunblock.
  3. Experience “reel life” in CannesGet your film fix during the glitzy Cannes International Film Festival, or put yourself in the picture by taking a selfie on the Allée des Étoiles (Stars' Walk).
  4. Take in the views from Èze An island in the sky, Èze has some of the most breathtaking views this side of a NASA space capsule.
  5. Get a sense of the Old Riviera in Nice With its bonbon-color palaces, blue chair–lined promenade, and time-stained Old Town, this is one of France's most colorful cities.

When To Go

When to Go

Unless you enjoy jacked-up prices, traffic jams, and sardine-style beach crowds, avoid the coast like the plague in July and August. Many of...

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