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Follow the world’s billionaires to the French Mediterranean’s eastern coast, which features lavish resort towns, remote island beaches and beautiful sea views.

For centuries, the French Riviera has been a muse for painters and a vacation spot for the world’s wealthiest. It comprises the eastern section of France’s Mediterranean coast, from Toulon to Menton. See its resort villages, islands and an exquisite landscape of the Alps meeting the sea.

Fly into Nice, the region’s largest city and its busiest airport. Stroll along the broad Promenade des Anglais running along the city’s long waterfront. When you’re not spending your hours on Nice’s endless beach, explore the Vieux Nice old town. Here, find fish markets and antique mansions along cobbled streets dating back to the 1700s.

Just east of Nice, the French Alps meet the Mediterranean coast in the rolling hills and cliffs of the Grande Corniche. Drive through the winding roads to Menton or continue on to the sovereign coastal state of Monaco.

Head west to find numerous resort towns, including the most popular, Saint Tropez. Outside the resort hotels and beaches, take a walk on the tree-lined central square of Place des Lices, which was immortalized in the works of many famous impressionist painters.

Several beautiful islands lie just off the coast of the Riviera. Take a boat from Cannes to the Lerins Islands, which feature beaches, forest and an ancient maritime fort. Head farther west along the coast to take a ferry from Hyères to the island of Port Cros to visit its national park. Seeing the bright blue-green color of the bay’s waters is worth the boat ride.

World-class art museums are common across the coast, which has commonly served as a favorite subject for European painters. Matisse often painted the region; see many of his Riviera works in Nice’s Musée Matisse. Picasso worked in the French Riviera for some time; his works are now on display in the Musée Picasso in Antibes.

Rent a car to navigate between every beach, beach town and island on France’s picturesque Mediterranean coastline.

Top Hotels in French Riviera

Riviera Marriott La Porte de Monaco
Riviera Marriott La Porte de Monaco
4 out of 5
Port Cap D'ail, Cap d'Ail, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is $156 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

This family-friendly Cap d'Ail hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Louis II Stadium and Chapiteau Espace Fontvieille. Prince's Palace ...

4.2/5Excellent! (129 reviews)

"good location, room with a nice view, helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020

Riviera Marriott La Porte de Monaco
Hotel West End
Hotel West End
4 out of 5
31 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is $97 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15

Located in Nice City Centre, this beach hotel is steps from Baie des Anges, Promenade des Anglais, and Blue Beach. Place Massena and Nice Etoile Shopping Center ...

4.1/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"It would be great if the hotel provides complementary bottle of water."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

Hotel West End
Le Meridien Nice
Le Meridien Nice
4 out of 5
1 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is $139 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Nice City Centre, this beach hotel is steps from Casino Ruhl, Promenade des Anglais, and Blue Beach. Place Massena and Cours Saleya are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (26 reviews)
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"We've been here before and it is a good hotel but they are sooo understaffed. The line to the reception take ages. The elevators would need a look over since they wasn't always working. The new entry area became very nice, though."…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Le Meridien Nice
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in French Riviera

Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
3 out of 5
31 Boulevard Du General Leclerc, Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is $89 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Located in the heart of Beausoleil, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track and Grimaldi Forum. Casino Monte Carlo and Monaco ...

4.3/5Excellent! (712 reviews)
Excellent

"A very good tourist hotel. Our room was large with an excellent kitchenette including a dishwasher. Our large balcony had a sea view."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine
Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine
Avenue du General de Gaulle 2A, Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is $85 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16

Located in the heart of Beausoleil, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casino Monte Carlo and Monaco Harbour. Prince's Palace (Palais Princier) and Matisse ...

3.7/5Good! (426 reviews)

"Location is ok"…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine
Appart Hôtel Nemea Résidence Le Lido
Appart Hôtel Nemea Résidence Le Lido
3 out of 5
132,134,136 Avenue de Nice, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Alpes-maritimes
The price is $74 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

Located in Cros-de-Cagnes, this residence is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Baie des Anges and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from CAP 3000 Shopping Center. Renoir Museum and Chateau ...

3.8/5Good! (407 reviews)
Very good

"Very good condition"…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Appart Hôtel Nemea Résidence Le Lido
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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