Sights & Attractions in The French Riviera

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Allée de la Liberté Markets
Shaded by plane trees and sheltering a sandy...
Neighborhoods / Streets Cannes
 
Basilique St-Michel
This majestic basilica, in particular its bell...
Religious Sites Menton
 
Café de la Place
On your way from the overpriced parking garages,...
Restaurants St-Paul
 
Carlton InterContinental
Built in 1912, this was the first of the grand...
Hotels Cannes
 
Cathédrale de la Nativité de la Vierge
In the center of the Vieille Ville, the...
Religious Sites Vence
 
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-du-Puy
On a cliff-top overlook at the Old Town's edge,...
Religious Sites Grasse
 
Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas
This magnificent Russian Orthodox cathedral was...
Religious Sites Nice
 
Cathédrale Ste-Réparate
An ensemble of columns, cupolas, and symmetrical...
Religious Sites Nice
 
Chapelle de la Miséricorde
A superbly balanced pièce-montée (wedding...
Religious Sites Nice
 
Chapelle de Pénitents Blancs
Just above the Basilique St-Michel, the smaller...
Religious Sites Menton
 
Chapelle des Pénitents Blanc
Jean-Michel Folon had a deep affection for the...
Religious Sites St-Paul
 
Chapelle du Rosaire
On the outskirts of "new" Vence, toward...
Religious Sites Vence
 
Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Protection
Nearly hidden in the hillside and entered by an...
Religious Sites Haut-de-Cagnes
 
Chapelle Sainte Rita
This 17th-century Carmelite chapel, officially...
Religious Sites Nice
 
Chapelle St-Pierre
So enamored was Jean Cocteau of this painterly...
Religious Sites Villefranche-sur-Mer
 
Château-Museé de Cagnes
Crowning Haut-de-Cagnes is the fat, crenellated...
Castles / Palaces Haut-de-Cagnes
 
Cimetière du Château
This solemn cluster of white tombs looms...
Cemeteries Nice
 
Cimetière du Vieux-Château
High above the Parvis St-Michel, the...
Cemeteries Menton
 
Citadelle St-Elme
Open year round, the stalwart 16th-century...
Military Sites Villefranche-sur-Mer
 
Colline du Château
Although nothing remains of this once-massive...
Parks Nice
 
Commune Libre du Safranier
A few blocks south of the Château Grimaldi is...
Neighborhoods / Streets Antibes
 
Cours Masséna
To visit old Antibes, stroll the Cours Masséna,...
Neighborhoods / Streets Antibes
 
Cours Saleya
This long pedestrian thoroughfare—half street,...
Neighborhoods / Streets Nice
 
Eglise de l'Immaculée-Conception
This served as the region's cathedral until the...
Religious Sites Antibes
 
Eglise du Gésù
If Nice's other chapels are jewel boxes, this...
Religious Sites Nice
 
Église St-Martin
Also known as St-Augustin, this serene Baroque...
Religious Sites Nice
 
Église St-Michel
The modest Baroque Église St-Michel, above Rue...
Religious Sites Villefranche-sur-Mer
 
Fondation Maeght
Many people come to St-Paul just to visit the...
Museums / Galleries St-Paul
 
Fragonard
Built in 1782, this perfume factory is open to...
Industrial Sites Grasse
 
Francine Lecoq
If you're a pottery fan, be sure to visit...
Stores / Malls La Colle sur Loup
 
Galimard
Tracing its pedigree back to 1747, Galimard has a...
Industrial Sites Grasse
 
Hôtel de Ville
The 19th-century Italianate Hôtel de Ville...
Architectural Sites, Government Buildings Menton
 
Île St-Honorat
From the Vieux Port (at the end of the parking...
Islands Cannes
 
Île Ste-Marguerite
From the Vieux Port it's a 15-minute, €12.50...
Islands Cannes
 
Jardin Albert Ier
Along the Promenade des Anglais, this luxurious...
Gardens / Arboretums Nice
 
Jardin Exotique
From the crest-top Jardin Exotique, full of rare...
Gardens / Arboretums eze
 
Jardin Thuret
To fully experience the Riviera's heady hothouse...
Gardens / Arboretums Cap d'Antibes
 
Jardins Biovès
Directly in front of the toursist office, the...
Gardens / Arboretums Menton
 
La Croisette
This is precisely the sort of place for which the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Cannes
 
La Verrerie de Biot
On the edge of town, follow the pink signs to La...
Industrial Sites Biot
 
Le Ruhl Casino Barrière Nice
Renovated to the tune of €5 million by the...
Casinos Nice
 
Le Sentier du Littoral
Bordering the Cap's zillion-dollar hotels and...
Trails Cap d'Antibes
 
Le Suquet
Climb up Rue St-Antoine into the picturesque...
Markets / Bazaars, Museums / Galleries, Neighborhoods / Streets Cannes
 
Malmaison
If you need a culture fix, check out the modern...
Museums / Galleries, Neighborhoods / Streets Cannes
 
Marché Couvert
Between the lively pedestrian Rue St-Michel and...
Markets / Bazaars Menton
 
Marché Forville
Under the permanent shelter that every morning...
Markets / Bazaars Cannes
 
Marineland
Marketed under the umbrella title of Espace...
Amusement Parks Biot
 
Molinard
Established in 1849, Molinard offers an extensive...
Industrial Sites Grasse
 
Monastère de Cimiez
This fully functioning monastery is worth the...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites, Gardens / Arboretums Nice
 
Musée Archéologique
The Promenade Amiral de Grasse—a marvelous spot...
Military Sites Antibes
 
Musée Archéologique
This museum, next to the Musée Matisse, has a...
Museums / Galleries Nice
 
Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins
Open for just three years, the Musée d'Art...
Museums / Galleries Mougins
 
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence
Just down from the Fragonard perfumery, the...
Museums / Galleries Grasse
 
Musée d'Art Moderne
The assertive contemporary architecture of the...
Museums / Galleries Nice
 
Musée de l'Art Culinaire
This is a shrine to the career of the great chef...
Museums / Galleries Nice and the Eastern Cote d'Azur
 
Musée de la Castre
The hill is topped by an 11th-century château,...
Museums / Galleries Cannes
 
Musée de la Mer
This complex is famous for reputedly being the...
Museums / Galleries Cannes
 
Musée de la Photographie
Near Porte Sarrazine, the Musée de la...
Museums / Galleries Mougins
 
Musée des Beaux-Arts
Originally built for a member of Nice's Old...
Museums / Galleries Nice
 
Musée International de la Parfumerie
This is one of the more sleekly spectacular...
Museums / Galleries Grasse
 
Musée Jean Cocteau
On the waterfront opposite the market, a squat...
Museums / Galleries Menton
 
Musée Masséna
This spectacular Belle Époque villa houses the...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces Nice
 
Musée Matisse
In the '60s the city of Nice bought this lovely,...
Museums / Galleries Nice
 
Musée National Marc Chagall
Having just celebrated its 40th anniversary in...
Museums / Galleries Nice
 
Musée National Picasso
In the late 1940s Picasso settled here in a...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites Vallauris
 
Musée Picasso
Rising high over the water, Musée Picasso is...
Museums / Galleries Antibes
 
Musée Renoir
After staying up and down the coast, Auguste...
Museums / Galleries Haut-de-Cagnes
 
Musée Terra Amata
During the digging for the foundation of a...
Museums / Galleries Nice
 
Notre-Dame-de-Vie
You can find Picasso's final home, where he lived...
Religious Sites Mougins
 
Opéra de Nice
A half-block west of the Cours Saleya stands a...
Arts / Performance Venues Nice
 
Palais Carnolès
At the far west end of town stands the...
Museums / Galleries Menton
 
Palais des Festivals
Pick up a map at the tourist office in the Palais...
Castles / Palaces, Information Centers Cannes
 
Palais Lascaris
The aristocratic Lascaris Palace was built in...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces Nice
 
Parvis St-Michel
Up a set of grand tiered stairs that lead from...
Squares Menton
 
Phare de la Garoupe
You can sample a little of what draws famous...
Nautical Sites Cap d'Antibes
 
Place aux Aires
Below the central cluster of museums and...
Squares Grasse
 
Place aux Herbes
Right by the market, the pretty little Place aux...
Squares Menton
 
Place Gambetta Market
Just a couple of blocks east of the train station...
Markets / Bazaars Cannes
 
Place Garibaldi
Encircled by grand vaulted arcades stuccoed in...
Squares Nice
 
Place Masséna
As Cours Saleya is the heart of the Vieille...
Squares Nice
 
Place Nationale
Not far from the Commune quarter, the Old Town...
Squares Antibes
 
Port de Nice
In 1750 the Duke of Savoy ordered a port to be...
Marinas / Piers Nice
 
Port Vauban
Whether you approach the waterfront from the...
Marinas / Piers Antibes
 
Promenade du Soleil
Stroll the length of Menton's famous beachfront...
Promenades / Boardwalks Menton
 
Promenade Maurice-Rouvier
Today Beaulieu is usually spoken of in the past...
Neighborhoods / Streets Beaulieu-sur-Mer
 
Quai Napoléon III
To get a feel for the territory, start your...
Promenades / Boardwalks Menton
 
Rue Meynadier
You may not notice the pretty 18th-century houses...
Neighborhoods / Streets Cannes
 
Rue Obscure
Running parallel to the waterfront, the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Villefranche-sur-Mer
 
Rue St-Michel
Serving as the main commercial artery of the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Menton
 
Vieille Ville
Go down the steps to Rue Mirabeau and lose...
Neighborhoods / Streets Grasse
 
Vieux Port
Sparkling at the foot of Le Suquet, this narrow,...
Marinas / Piers Cannes
 
Villa Eilenroc
The Sentier du Litterol passes along the beach at...
Houses / Mansions Cap d'Antibes
 
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
Between the port and the mainland, the floridly...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions, Gardens / Arboretums St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
 
Villa Kerylos
One manifestation of Beaulieu's Belle Époque...
Houses / Mansions Beaulieu-sur-Mer
 
Villa Musée Fragonard
This museum headlines the work of Grasse's own...
Museums / Galleries Grasse

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