The French Riviera

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  • 1. Gorges du Verdon

    Geological Site

    You are here for one reason only: to explore the extraordinary Gorges du Verdon, also known as—with only slight exaggeration over another, more...Read More

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  • 2. Arènes

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The Arènes (often called the Amphithéâtre) is still used for concerts and bullfights, and can still seat up to 5,000. Back down on the coast...Read More

  • 3. Casino Barrière de Saint-Raphaël

    Casino–Sight

    Looking out over the waterfront, catering to the city's many conventioneers, the casino's slot machines operate daily 10 am–3 am (4 am on Saturday...Read More

  • 4. Chapelle Cocteau

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This eccentric chapel was designed by Jean Cocteau as part of an artists' colony that never happened. It's an octagon built around a glass atrium...Read More

  • 5. Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Beauvoir

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Moustiers was founded as a monastery in the 5th century, but it was in the Middle Ages that the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Beauvoir (first known...Read More

  • 6. Château de la Napoule

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Looming over the sea at Pointe des Pendus (Hanged Man's Point), the Château de la Napoule is a spectacularly bizarre hybrid of Romanesque, Gothic...Read More

  • 7. Citadelle

    Museum/Gallery

    Head up Rue de la Citadelle to these 16th-century ramparts, which stand in a lovely hilltop park offering a fantastic view of the town and the...Read More

  • 8. Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Victoire

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Augmenting the Atlantic City vibe of this modern pleasure port is the gingerbread-and-gilt dome of the neo-Byzantine Église Notre-Dame-de-la...Read More

  • 9. Église San Rafeu

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Next to the Museum of Archeology in the Vieille Ville, the 12th-century Église San Rafeu (also known as St-Pierre-des-Templiers) is a miniature...Read More

  • 10. Groupe Épiscopal

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Fréjus is graced with one of the most impressive religious monuments in Provence: the Groupe Épiscopal is made up of an early Gothic cathedral...Read More

  • 11. La Bouillabaisse Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This sand public beach as you enter town has free showers and toilets with lifeguard surveillance mid-June–mid-September. You can rent loungers...Read More

  • 12. La Maison des Papillons

    Museum/Gallery

    A block west of Rue Clémenceau, in a pretty house at the end of a typically Tropezien lane, the butterfly museum is a delight for children ...Read More

  • 13. Le Sentier du Littoral

    Trail/Path

    To experience St-Tropez's natural beauty up close, consider walking parts of the sentier du littoral, or coastal path, around the peninsula...Read More

  • 14. Massif des Maures

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    The dramatic forest scenery of D558 winding west and northwest of St-Tropez (take the D98 toward Grimaud) merits a drive even if you're not...Read More

  • 15. Musée Archéologique Marin

    Museum/Gallery

    On the same quiet square as St-Pierre, shaded by an old olive tree, this intimate museum offers a quirky diversion. Its few rooms contain a...Read More

  • 16. Musée de l'Annonciade

    Museum/Gallery

    The legacy of the artists who loved St-Tropez has been carefully preserved in this extraordinary museum, housed in a 14th-century chapel just...Read More

  • 17. Musée de la Faïence

    Museum/Gallery

    The small but excellent Musée de la Faïence has concise audiovisual explanations of the craft and displays a chronology of fine pieces. It is...Read More

  • 18. Nikki Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Off the Route des Plages is this most notorious of all the beaches—famous for A-list debauches and a regular clientele of movie megastars and...Read More

  • 19. Notre-Dame-de-l'Ormeau

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Just east of town on the Route de Fayence is the Romanesque chapel Notre-Dame-de-l'Ormeau, which contains a remarkable altarpiece dating to...Read More

  • 20. Place des Lices

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Enjoy a time-out in the social center of the Old Town, also called Place Carnot, just off the Montée G.-Ringrave as you descend from the Citadelle...Read More

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