Thinking of traveling to the French Riviera? Known in French as the Cote d’azur, it stretches from Cassis to Saint Tropez via Cannes to Nice and onto Monaco.
Self-drive your way through the French Riviera!
Your French Riviera travels are flexible when you choose a self-drive vacation package. The A8 and D559 motorways through the French Riviera connect the entire South of France coastline and driving between each of the towns is often (traffic depending) no more than 1 hour.
Picturesque views of the French countryside.
Let’s start with the calanque of Cassis, where the gorgeous waters and small beaches are secluded along the coastline. A must visit on your travels to Cote d’azur is to hike along the coastline and stop off for a refreshing swim in the calanques which are small inlets among the pastel blue waters. The drive into Monaco from Nice is very easy along the A8.
Capital of the French Riviera.
In Nice you can enjoy walking through the Cours Saleya, the flower market square. While in Nice, also explore Nice’s architectural history by visiting the Cathédrale Ste-Réparate built in 1650 and the Palais Lascaris. For music lovers, the 17th-century Palais Lascaris is a must see as this musical instrument museum has over 500 instruments.C’est magnifique!
Stunning waterside views.
The aristocratic enclave of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is located 5 miles from Nice. The treelined streets of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat create a peaceful serenity that has drawn the world’s elite for over a century.
Don't let its size fool you!
Despite Monaco being one of the smallest sovereign nations in the world, it is one of the wealthiest and that ensures an attraction for Hollywood actors following in Grace Kelly’s footsteps (the movie star married Prince Reinier of Monaco in 1956 and became Princess Grace of Monaco). Monaco in 1 day is a perfect inclusion in your travels to the French Riviera. One day is an ideal amount of time to view the Monaco Grand Prix track, the Monte Carlo Casino, the Prince's Palace of Monaco and Hôtel de Paris Monte‑Carlo.