Visiting the French Riviera with the family
What to do on the French Riviera ? From Alpes Maritimes to Var, discover the treasures of this sunny french region.
The French Riviera: its beaches, its sun, but also the yachts and the stars. Renowned all over the world, the Alpes Maritimes and Var Nice remain popular destinations for spending the summer holidays every year. From the Nice hinterland to St Tropez, you will discover our favorite activities to enjoy the season with family or friends. The French riviera is above all a historical heritage where you can have a nice walk.
After enjoying the Salis beach or the Gravette beach, take a walk along the ramparts of this semi-fortified town. There you will find many small artisanal shops characteristic of Old Antibes. To take in the sights, continue the walk to Cap D’Antibes. The coastal path offers a panoramic view where many walkers like to walk there and admire the Lérins Islands or the summit of Mercantour.
Known for its Cannes Film Festival in May, Cannes is a dynamic city all year round. Take a walk along the Croisette and go up to Suquet, the old neighborhood of Cannes, to admire the bay. Concerts are offered there in July. From Cannes, take a boat trip to explore the Ile aux Moines (Ile de Saint Honorat) and the Sainte Marguerite Islands for its Fort.
The Principality can be visited all year round; charming neighborhoods, museums to visit, swimming, architecture, shopping and great restaurants. Monaco is also a sporting spot with its Formula 1 Grand Prix and its tennis tournament which brings together thrill seekers. Here is our selection of the places you should visit in Monaco if you are spending a day or a weekend in the city. Discover the Monaco Glamor, commonly known as the Monte-Carlo neighborhood. Visit the famous rock and the palace of the Grimaldi family. Continue your walk and observe the panorama over Monaco from the exotic garden. If you want to refresh yourself, in the summer, you can visit the oceanographic museum. For art lovers, learn more with the Francis Bacon Foundation in Monaco.
A must-see city on the French Riviera, Nice attracts tourists (and locals) all year round. Located by the sea, it is pleasant to stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and go up to La Colline du Château to contemplate one of the most beautiful views of the French Riviera.
The famous blue chairs that decorate the Promenade des Anglais from the airport to the Château de Nice are often a meeting point for athletes.
In the center of Old Nice, at the Cours Saleya market, you can try typical Mediterranean specialties from Nice with flavors from Italy. (see our article on Nice specialties.)
The city of Nice hosts the Carnival of Nice every winter in February (see our article about the Carnival of Nice), one of the biggest carnivals in the world, atypical with its two Carnival Corsi and its Flower Battles.
Hiking in the Massif de L’Esterel promises a unique panorama: red rocks contrasting with the blue of the sea and the azure sky. There are many hiking trails on the paths of Cap Roux and the Corniche d´Or offer a sportive break that could not be more rejuvenating.
A magical and idyllic place located a few hundred kilometers from Nice, the Gorges du Verdon is a heavenly place. Within the largest canyon in Europe, you have the choice between climbing, hiking, paddle, canoeing or hydrospeeding for your activities with the family or friends.
Ski resort during winter, La Colmiane becomes a real leisure area every summer: giant zip line and summer toboggan guarantees to be thrilling for the family!
Don’t wait any longer to discover these activities with the family, and book your stay at Mouratoglou Hotel & Resort now!
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