Cote d’Azur attractions, our guide to what to see and where to visit on the Cote d’Azur. Get the best out of your family holiday in the French Riviera using our list of Cote d’Azur attractions.
The Jean Cocteau Severin Wunderman museum in Menton was opened in 2012.
Marineland Antibes is a major attraction on the Cote d’Azur with many families returning year after year for a day out to remember. It’s located near Antibes.
La Ferme du Far West is a large theme park based on the theme of the far west. It is also near Antibes.
The Matisse museum in Nice Cimiez is set amidst olive groves which are popular with locals for picnics.
The Renoir museum in Cagnes sur mer where the artist painted and lived out his last days.
The Parc Phoenix located near Nice airport is a large tropical garden with glasshouses.
The Chagal Museum in Nice Cimiez is one of a number of small but enjoyable art museums in the area.
Lac Saint Cassien is a large lake located about forty minutes inland from Cannes, near Grasse. It is a great place for children to swim, play on pedaloes ride horses, fish and more.
Nice old town has lots to offer, in particular the market and restaurant lined Cours Slaya plus the myriad old streets.
The Promenade des Anglais stretches for five kilometres from Nice airport to the Port. It’s a hive of activity and a spectacular setting.
Caps de la Presqu'ile de Saint Tropez coastal walk, perhaps the most beautiful seaside walk in the Cote d'Azur.
Place Massena in Nice is the cities main square and shopping area adorned by fountains and statues.
The Fragonard perfumery in Grasse is one of the oldest and most famous on the Cote d’Azur.
Also in Grasse is the International Museum of Perfume which relates the rich history of Grasse and the perfume industry. They also have Les Jardins du Musée International which is in Mouans Sartoux and is a species conservatory amongst other things.
The rose fields of Grasse attract visitors each year between mid May and mid June (depending on the flowering season) when the famous Rose de Mai picking takes place. Chanel have rose fields here which are uniquely for their perfumes. Organised visits are available, free, on Tuesdays only at 10.00. You can call 06 12 18 02 69 to check visits. You can also visit www.aupaysdaudrey.fr.
Confiserie Florian at Le Pont du Loup is the home of one the household names of Provencal traditional products and is very popular with visitors.
Gourdon is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France which part explains why so many people visit all year round.
Monaco and the world famous Monte Carlo Casino are high on the list of priority attractions for most Cote d'Azur tourists.
Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica is symbolic of Marseille, perched on a hill it dominates the city.
The Palais de la Mediterranee Casino situated on the sea front in Nice in a renovated Belle Epoque palace has all you would want from a casino plus major attractions.
The Villa Rothschild and Gardens in Cannes is a beautiful villa set in gorgeous grounds.
The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild at Saint Jean Cap Ferrat is another beautiful villa set in exquisite grounds.
Villa Grecque Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-mer is fascinating for its interior design and setting.
There is also the spectacular Villa Domergue which also boasts beautiful Italianate architecture and splendid gardens.
Le Suquet in Cannes has a beautiful pedestrian only alley lined with excellent restaurants and at the top of the hill the church forms a superb outdoor classical concert venue in the summer.
La Croisette in Cannes is the promenade of the stars, lined with beautiful hotels such as the Carlton.
St Paul de Vence is quite an amazing hilltop village, full of all sorts of art galleries including the Maeght Foundation. For many years it has attracted the stars of French cinema and television.
Chateau d’If is a fortress built near Marseilles which you can visit by boat.
The wine areas. The French Riviera has a number of superb wines which are well adapted to the warm climate and a visit to the Bandol, Draguignan and St Tropez areas is worthwhile for stocking up on delicious Rose and Red wines.
The Gorges du Verdon is an astonishing canyon with the beautiful Lac Saint Croix at its head.
Les Calanques are deep creeks which cut far inland to form beautiful white limestone gorges with clear Azur blue sea, here the Romans once harboured their boats. Found between Marseilles and Cassis stretching 20km.
Provence has much to offer as well if you are prepared to drive an hour or two from the Cote d'Azur. To choose your holiday villa with pool in the Cote d’Azur have a look at our selection of hand picked properties. You may like to combine a week on the French Riviera with a second week inland in a villa with private pool in Provence, that is a good way to get the best out of the area and see all the main sights.
It helps to have a little insider information in the Cote d'Azur as it can get busy at times so sometimes its best to use the train, others the car, we can help you as we know the area well. If you would like our help planning where to stay, looking at travelling options or if you want to know more about the attractions in the area please call using our freephone telephone number or send an email and we will get back to you promptly. Our longstanding reputation built over twenty years and more is based on our clients trusting us and knowing they can rely on us and our property owners, we look forward to hearing from you.