French Riviera

Whether you're cruising the cliff-top roads or sunbathing on its beaches, the Côte d'Azur sums up the essence of France – sexy, sun-drenched and irresistibly seductive. With its unusual mix of old-world opulence, year-round sunshine and exceptional location, Nice’s appeal is universal. Sit at a cafe in Vieux Nice, rest on a bench on the legendary Promenade des Anglais or recline on a smooth pebble beach for an epic sunset. Plus, there are fabulous eating options, buzzing nightlife and a thriving local arts scene.

The Riveria is also the jumping-off point for the world’s second smallest country, Monaco. But despite being squeezed into a miniscule 200 hectares it makes up for an lack of size with a big attitude. Glitzy, glamorous and hedonistic, Monaco is truly beguiling. You could happily spend a week on the Cote d’Azur and still be hungry for more.