Cote d'Azur places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest on the Cote d'Azur. See also our Cote d'Azur guide.

Cote d'Azur sightseeing and tourist information

photo of Agay


Agay is a very small Riviera resort to the south of the Massif d'Esterel [...]

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photo of Antibes


One of the most picturesque towns on the Riviera, Antibes also has a very lively town centre and a lovely market [...]

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photo of Bandol


The beach and the harbour, the bustling old town and the vineyards nearby all contribute to making Bandol a very po [...]

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photo of Beaulieu-sur-Mer


One of the more low-key riviera resorts, Beaulieu-sur-Mer is a pleasant place to take a promenade and to visit Vill [...]

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photo of Bormes-les-Mimosas


The lovely historic centre of Bormes-le-Mimosas overflows with plants and flowers [...]

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photo of Cagnes-sur-Mer


If you visit the resort and beaches of Cagnes-sur-Mer be sure to also explore the attractive old village of Haut-de [...]

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photo of Calanques at Marseille

Calanques at Marseille

The white cliffs of the Calanques de Marseille plunging into the deep blue sea make it one of our favourite coastli [...]

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photo of Cannes


Even without the famous film festival, the town and harbour area of Cannes would ensure its popularity [...]

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photo of Cap d'Antibes

Cap d'Antibes

The Cap d'Antibes peninsula is a tranquil region between Antibes and Juan-les-Pins, with a nice coast path and publ [...]

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photo of Cap Ferrat

Cap Ferrat

Cap Ferrat has a pretty port, a lovely coast walk and the Ville Ephrussi among its highlights [...]

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photo of Carry-le-Rouet


Slightly outside the main Riviera, the beaches and coastal paths of Carry-le-Rouet are very popular due to their pr [...]

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photo of Cassis


The harbour area of Cassis, its beach and proximity to the Calanques de Marseille all help ensure the popularity of [...]

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photo of Castellar


Castellar is a small 15th century village in the hills above Menton with various historic monuments to see [...]

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photo of Cavalaire-sur-Mer


The focus at family-friendly Cavalaire-sur-Mer is firmly on the beach and related activities [...]

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photo of Frejus


Among other historic sites, the town of Frejus has one of the best ancient baptisteries in France [...]

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photo of Gassin


Gassin, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France' is high on a hill above Saint-Tropez [...]

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photo of Gorbio


You should visit the quiet village of Gorbio as much for the scenery as the pretty historic village itself [...]

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photo of Grimaud


The scenic village of Grimaud is made even more charming by the many gardens and flowers in the village [...]

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photo of Hyeres


Hyères has an extended historic centre with parks and a castle as well as a charming 19th century quarter in the t [...]

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photo of Iles d'Hyeres

Iles d'Hyeres

The Iles de Hyeres, off the Riviera coast, are perhaps the most beautiful coastal islands anywhere in France [...]

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photo of Juan-les-Pins


A short distance west of Antibes, Juan-les-Pins is one of the liveliest resorts in the riviera [...]

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photo of La Ciotat

La Ciotat

The attractive harbour and numerous chapels in the old town are the main attraction in La Ciotat [...]

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photo of La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer

It is the wide choice of beaches that attracts most visitors to La Croix-Valmer [...]

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photo of La Turbie

La Turbie

The small village of La Turbie developed in medieval times, or earlier, around the imposing monument called the Tro [...]

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photo of Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou is a quiet resort on the Cote d'Azur with several beaches close by [...]

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photo of Mandelieu-la-Napoule


While lacking the attractions of the more important Riviera towns, Mandelieu-la-Napoule is well placed to explore t [...]

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photo of Marseille


Marseille is perhaps not a tourist town but is one of the most vibrant and exciting port towns in France [...]

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photo of Massif de l'Esterel

Massif de l'Esterel

The Massif d'Esterel is a substantial region of countryside on the riviera with hiking trails through the red-rock [...]

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photo of Menton


The beautiful town of Menton, on the slopes of a hill near the Italian border, is one of our very favourite towns i [...]

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photo of Monaco


The Municipality of Monaco, with high-rise blocks squeezed onto every square inch, is a remarkable sight here on th [...]

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photo of Nice


One of the largest towns in France, Nice is also the most visited resort and our favourite Riviera resort town in F [...]

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photo of Peillon


Peillon is a small village, but the picturesque cobbled streets and the stunning views make a visit very worthwhile [...]

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photo of Port Grimaud

Port Grimaud

The port at Port Grimaud, and the colourful houses along the waterfront, is mostly quite new and very beautifully m [...]

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photo of Ramatuelle


A small village just a short distance inland from Saint-Tropez, Ramatuelle can become rather busy - but is also ver [...]

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photo of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin


Medieval Roquebrune village and the coastal Cap Martin combine to make Roquebrune-Cap-Martin one of the most desira [...]

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photo of Route des Cretes

Route des Cretes

The Route des Cretes between Cassis and La Ciotat is a beautiful route in Provence along the highest sea cliffs in [...]

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photo of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer


The beaches such as Les Lecques, the forest and the pleasant town make Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer a popular summer resort [...]

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photo of Saint-Paul-de-Vence


On of the highlights in the pretty village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence is the famous Museum of Modern Art [...]

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photo of Saint-Raphael


The clean and popular resort of Saint-Raphael is one of our favourites along this section of the Riviera [...]

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photo of Saint-Tropez


As well as its very famous harbour, town centre and beach Saint-Tropez also has a charming medieval village centre [...]

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photo of Sainte-Maxime


Sainte-Maxime has a small town to explore, but it is as a popular family beach resort that it is better known [...]

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photo of Sanary-sur-Mer


The historic boats and the palm trees around the pretty harbour are the highlight in Sanary-sur-Mer, with various b [...]

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photo of Theoule-sur-Mer


The resort at Theoule-sur-Mer is on the coast near Cannes, and is a cheaper alternative to staying at Cannes or Nic [...]

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photo of Toulon


A town with its focus firmly to the sea, Toulon is the base for the French Naval fleet and the National Museum of t [...]

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photo of Vence


After exploring the walled historic centre of Vence you can take a stroll to the nearby Matisse Chapel [...]

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photo of Villa Ephrussi

Villa Ephrussi

Villa Ephrussi is an beautiful villa with views across the Riviera, impressive architecture and extensive gardens [...]

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photo of Villa Kérylos

Villa Kérylos

Villa Kerylos is the recreation of a Greek Villa, with mosaics and frescoes, built on the Riviera in the early 20th [...]

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photo of Villefranche-sur-Mer


The small harbour town of Villefranche-sur-Mer is in one of the loveliest positions on the Cote d'Azur [...]

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For more information about the region see the detailed Cote d'Azur travel guide