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Where to eat in the French Riviera

With over 30,000 restaurants to choose from in the region, you'll be spoilt for choice. The French are famed for their food, and the Riviera is no different. Enjoy brunch in a street-side cafe, have a romantic dinner for two in a bistro, or go up market with haute cuisine: most restaurants you'll find will be independent, though the main cities dotted along the coast will also have their share of familiar fast food restaurants.

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A guide to the French Riviera - sun, sea and glamour

Glitz, glamour and some of the most beautiful people in the world: these are a few things that probably come to mind when you first hear of the French Riviera. Although we usually think of Nice, Cannes and Monaco when imagining the French Riviera, it actually stretches from Toulon in the west, to the towns which straddle the French-Italian border. 

Where to stay in the French Riviera

The vibrant mix of places to visit means that there really is something for everyone here. From small chateaus in the mountains, next to vineyards and forests, to beachfront hotels with roof pools and terraces, the selection is endless, with something to suit all budgets. Although the French Riviera is well-known for being at the height of luxury, there are also a large selection of smaller family-run hotels and B&Bs to give you the authentic experience.

A guide to shopping on the French Riviera – where to shop and what to buy

Malls and markets, designer one-offs to hand-made one-offs, flea markets and food markets. Whatever your shopping passion is, you'll find the cream of the crop in the French Riviera. Shopping malls can be found littered along the region, and the marketplaces of Nice, Cannes et al, are the heart of the city, with high-heeled beauties and tanned locals alike buying their food and drink from the colorful stalls.

What to see and do in the French Riviera

The main attractions of the French Riviera are based along the pretty coastline, which is dotted with yachts, lighthouses and eternal sunbathers. A lot of the area has retained its history, with small villages and towns off the coast boasting medieval fortresses, ancient villas and historic winding streets. That's not to say the French Riviera isn't firmly in the 21st century however: places like Monaco have super cars lining the streets, with plenty of things to do including eating at upmarket bistros, enjoying the lights of the casinos and getting some retail therapy in the luxury boutiques.

A guide to the French Riviera - sun, sea and glamour

Glitz, glamour and some of the most beautiful people in the world: these are a few things that probably come to mind when you first hear of the French Riviera. Although we usually think of Nice, Cannes and Monaco when imagining the French Riviera, it actually stretches from Toulon in the west, to the towns which straddle the French-Italian border. 

A French Riviera travel guide – Mediterranean beaches, artistic landscapes and silver-screen glamour

Explore the French Riviera’s honey-colored hilltop towns set in olive groves, bustling morning markets and galleries inspired by artists who captured this coastline on canvas. Book a French Riviera hotel by the cobalt-blue Mediterranean where millionaires pose on super yachts.

A Nice travel guide – local shopping treats, art museums and a legendary seafront promenade

On a Nice city break you’ll stroll the wide, century-old beachside promenade, eat niçoise dishes at shaded outdoor tables, hunt for provençal souvenirs in the Old Town and spend hours in the art museums. Book a Nice hotel for leisure and culture in the Mediterranean sunshine.

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