Visitez La France!
France is the world’s top tourist destination with over 83 million visitors each year.
From glorious sandy beaches and world class surf spots to Alpine mountains, châteaux and vineyards to urban metropolises we can see why!
I think you can safely say France has something to offer everyone.
The French Riviera is the Mediterranean coastline which starts in the east, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean, finishing in Cassis in the West.
The French know the region as La Cote D’Azur after the poet Stephen Liegeard publish a book called La Cote d’Azur in 1887.
The beautiful beaches and coastline inspired generations of artists from Picasso to Matisse. More recently the glamorous coastline has attracted celebrities, the likes of Elton John and Bono both owning properties along the coastline.
The mountains help shelter the area from the winds resulting in an early spring and a very mild autumn making it a great place to visit as late as October.
Don’t let the crowded beaches in Peak-season deter you; there are plenty of reasons to go to the Riviera. We’ve listed a few interesting facts below:
300 days of sunshine. It is the sunniest region in France with 300 days of sunshine a year.
115km of coastline and beaches
The Riviera holds 50% of the world’s super yachts with 90% of all super yachts visiting the region’s coastline at some point.
19 golf courses
Billionaires – the region is the playground of the rich and famous.
The per-capita population of billionaires is among the highest on the planet with Monaco at number one with 335,427 people.
Monaco – is this 2nd smallest city in the world. The world famous casino (pictured below) was built in 1863. However, the citizens of Monaco are forbidden to enter!
It takes up to 660 Roses to produce 1 bottle of perfume. The town of Grasse is just 15km away from Cannes and is the Perfume Capital of the World.
If you’re travelling around the Riviera we can offer you stress free reliable transfers.