What to see at the Cote d’Azur
The French Riviera was originally a somewhat isolated coast line dotted with simple fishing villages. It became popular as a vacation destination in the 18th century when English tourists started to come and discovered its beauty. More and more tourists from England discovered this French gem. In fact the beautiful seaside in Nice is named “La Promenade des Anglais”
The beauty of the area also inspired many artists to stay there and create beautiful pieces of art. Some of the artists that have been inspired by the French Riviera are Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and Chagall. Today the Riviera is also known for the famous film festival of Cannes that attracts film stars every year.
The Riviera has many beautiful towns for the visitor to enjoy. Cannes, Nice, St, Tropez and the Principality of Monaco with Monte Carlo are just a few of the most popular. The beautiful coastline, beaches, elegant and quaint towns and wonderful good make the Riviera a great addition for a trip to France.