The French Riviera Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The French Riviera - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Nice and the Eastern Cote d'Azur 102


Antibes 7

Beaulieu-sur-Mer 2

Biot 2

Cannes 13

Cap d'Antibes 4

Grasse 9

Haut-de-Cagnes 3

La Colle sur Loup 1

Menton 15

Mougins 3

Nice 26

Side Trip from Cannes: Îles de Lerins 3

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat 2

St-Paul 3

Valbonne 1

Vallauris 1

Vence 2

Villefranche-sur-Mer 4

Èze 1

The Western Cote d'Azur 31


Frejus 5

Gassin 1

La Palud-sur-Verdon 1

Mandelieu–La Napoule 1

Moustiers-Ste-Marie 3

Seillans 1

St-Raphael 5

St-Tropez 14


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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 2

Beach–Sight 7

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Casino–Sight 2

Castle/ Palace/ Chateau 5

Cemetery 2

Garden/ Arboretum 8

Geological Site 1

Government Building 1

Historic District/ Site 1

Hotel–Sight 1

House/ Mansion/ Villa 3

Industrial Site/ Mill/ Factory 4

Information Center 1

Island 2

Marina/ Pier/ Dock 3

Market/ Bazaar 5

Military Site 3

Museum/ Gallery 30

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 1

Neighborhood/ Street 15

Park/ Playground 2

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 7

Promenade/ Boardwalk 2

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 23

Restaurant–Sight 3

Scenic Drive/ Tour 1

Store/ Shop/ Mall 1

Trail/ Path 3

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 1

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Basilique St-Michel

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This majestic basilica dominates the skyline of Menton. Beyond the beautifully proportioned facade—a 19th-century addition—the richly...

Chapelle de l'Immaculée-Conception

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Just above the main church, the smaller Chapelle de l'Immaculée-Conception answers St-Michel's grand gesture with its own pure Baroque...

Cimetière du Vieux-Château

  • Cemetery

High above the Parvis St-Michel, the Cimetière du Vieux-Château lies on the terraced plateau where once stood a medieval castle. The...

Hôtel de Ville

  • Government Building

The 19th-century Italianate Hôtel de Ville conceals a treasure by painter Jean Cocteau: he decorated the Salle des Mariages (Marriage...

Jardins Biovès

  • Garden/Arboretum

Directly in front of the toursist office, the broad tropical Jardins Biovès stretch 800 meters (2,600 feet) across the breadth of the...

Marché Couvert

  • Market/Bazaar

Between the lively pedestrian Rue St-Michel and the waterfront, the marvelous Marché Couvert (Les Halles) sums up Menton style with...

Musée Jean Cocteau

  • Museum/Gallery

On the waterfront opposite the market, a squat medieval bastion crowned with four tiny watchtowers houses the extraordinary Musée Jean...

Palais Carnolès

  • Museum/Gallery

At the far west end of town stands the 18th-century Palais Carnolès in vast gardens luxuriant with orange, lemon, and grapefruit trees.

Parvis St-Michel

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Up a set of grand tiered stairs that lead from the Quai Bonaparte, the Parvis St-Michel is a broad plaza paved in round white and gray...

Place aux Herbes

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Right by the market, the pretty little Place aux Herbes is a picturesque spot for a pause on a park bench, a drink, or a meal in the...