Keepsake Travel Souvenir from the Beautiful French Riviera, the Cote d'Azur
The shimmering sands of France's Mediterranean coastline have been a playground of the rich and famous since the late 18th century when it became a winter health spa and resort area for the British aristocracy. In modern times, Nice has developed into an area of luxury seaside resorts for the wealthy from all over the world and a favorite get-away location for celebrities, international royalty and millionaires.
Besides soaking up the sunshine on the glorious sparkling white sand beaches of the Mediterranean, visitors to the French Riviera can enjoy boating and sightseeing among the nearby islands, pleasant promenades and bicycle tours throughout the historical towns and along the scenic coastline, diving in the azure waters, wine tours and day spa visits. There some spectacular gourmet restaurants and a bustling nightlife of cocktail bars, pubs and beach clubs.
Popular Attractions in Nice and the Cote d'Azur
Strolling along a medieval avenue or taking a relaxing walk along the beach is a way of life in this leisure capital, so the promenade is one of the most popular activities in Nice. You will enjoy a walking tour of the Villa and Gardens Ephrussi de Rothschild, a magnificent mansion that is one of the top attractions of Nice. Castle Hill is also a fantastic scenic area, and the Old Town, Vieille Ville, is packed with medieval buildings and fascinating landmarks. However, it is the classic walk along the Promenade des Anglais that is the most famous street along the Mediterranean waterfront.
The Musee National Marc Chagall is colorful and inviting and one of the most visited attractions in Nice, and the medieval village of Vence is another interesting historical locale. For more beautiful artworks, visit the Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins.