French Riviera travel guide - Citimarks

French Riviera

"Nice unfolds before me like a captivating courtesan, reclining gently on the rim of her azure mirror, beneath the shade of blossoming orange trees. Her long hair cascades freely in the sea breeze, as waves tenderly caress her bare feet."

Alexandre Dumas, Une Année à Florence, Dumont, 1841.


Portrait of Queen Victoria

Crème de la crème

Yacht cruises and tennis clubs, champagne and caviar, ladies adorned with diamonds brighter than the Riviera sun. How could all that glamour fit into such a small strip of land?

Altar of seduction

For over a century, the French Coast has epitomized luxury, beauty, and frivolity—a radiant sanctuary of indulgence where the more one sins, the shorter the path to paradise.

Matisse’s garden

Gleaming amid golden sunrays and purple sunsets, blue horizons and green gardens, red peonies, and ocher houses, the most cheerful of the Rivieras is a vibrant rainbow of colors.

Niçoise salad

They brim with colors, scents, textures and voices. At the crossroads of ancient trade routes, the food markets of the French Riviera bring the essence of the Mediterranean lifestyle to your table.


Saint Paul's dome reflection on a window
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