Yachts, casinos, and stylish villas, the Côte D’Azur, famed as the French Riviera, is the ultimate image of luxury on a beach in Europe. This glimmering stretch on France’s Mediterranean Coast is where sunbathers, jet- setters and celebrities voyage on a first-class beach vacation to enjoy pebbly beaches, colorful old towns, glitzy resorts, and the sea, bluer than you have ever seen.
Spanning from the Italian-bordered town of Menton to glamorous St Tropez, the French Riviera, in the 1800s, became a fashionable getaway for British aristocrats who fled to the region to escape cold winters in exchange for Nice and Cannes’ sun- kissed beaches and warm weather. Over the following years, the French Riviera quickly transformed from being a winter holiday destination and started to build a reputation of luxury and to be a spot for the wealthy. From Queen Victoria to Pablo Picasso, the Riviera’s surreal beauty inspired artists and attracted the wealthy from all across the globe. Till date, the Côte D’Azur’s everlasting charm never fails to sweep its visitors off their feet.
As nature, glamour, and relaxation intermingle so seamlessly on the dreamy French Riviera, the region offers an unparalleled blend of art, cuisine, culture and surreal landscapes. For this same reason, vacationers are lured in search of the riviera’s private and world-class experiences.
Whether you’re planning a family holiday with the kids, a romantic honeymoon or an adventurous vacation, be ready to fall in love with all that the French Riviera has to offer. From sailing on a private yacht to boutique shopping and gourmet dining, the opulent Côte D’Azur gives a whole new meaning to luxury.
Here are some of the most luxurious things to do, superior places to see and memorable experiences you cannot miss on a luxurious holiday on The French Riviera :
The French Riviera is a haven for anyone that loves yachting and sailboating. Why not charter a yacht and explore the region’s glam ports, awe-inspiring islands, and warm azure waters? As you sail from Nice to Monaco, enjoy postcard-perfect views of the riviera’s stunning old towns that include Villefranche Sur Mer, Èze, and more. Each of these enchanting towns invites you for a refreshing experience.
Gourmet Dining and Wine Tours
From Riviera Luxury Rental’s stunning villas in St Tropez, Cannes and Cap D’Antibes, have the most remarkable restaurants of the Riviera, just a short drive away from your stay. Every town offers unforgettable culinary experiences in unique settings. Here are few of the countless world-class restaurants the French Riviera is home to:
Enjoy a two Michelin star meal at The Chateau de la Chèvre D’or in Èze that is renowned for Chef Arnaud Faye’s poetic dishes inspired by the region’s local produce and sea. Accompanied by the region’s fine wines, you are guaranteed an unforgettable meal.
At the Toile Blanche restaurant located in the heart of St-Paul-de-Vence, with a backdrop of a vivid hued sunset, dive into a world of the region’s exquisite gastronomy.
La Vague D’or, one of St Tropez’s two Michelin-starred restaurants, is where celebrities and jet-setters come to enjoy mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine made with only the finest ingredients.
At La Villa Archange, excite your taste buds with sea bass, king prawn tartar and, caviar while being surrounded amid lush gardens and vegetation. During the Cannes Film Festival, find yourself dining alongside famous artists and celebrities at their favourite restaurant.
Head out on a private day tour to the region’s expansive wineries in Provence and on the coastline. Trust your villa’s concierge with bookings and recommendations of the finest wine tasting tours in the region.
Casinos on the French Riviera
A luxurious holiday on the Côte D’Azur would be incomplete without playing a game at one of its abundance of casinos. For the best casinos on the Riviera, head straight to the dazzling city of Monte Carlo, Monaco. Visit the famous Casino de Monaco, as you have probably seen in blockbusters.
Every inch of this grand casino screams luxury. Strike “playing roulette in Monte Carlo” off your bucket list! Other casinos to look out for are the Casino Barrière de Cannes and Casino Du Palais De La Mediterranée in Nice.