Saturday, June 11, 2011

Côte d’Azur - Visit France

From the 120km Mediterranean coastline, to the hinterland with its remote hamlets and ski resorts, Côte d’Azur is deeply synonymous with sunshine and fine living.

5 reasons to visit Riviera

>Easy to get there
Riviera has France’s biggest airport after Paris with 10 million passengers in 2008, links to 26 countries including 20 European capitals on 39 regular airlines (winter 2009/10).

>A dream destination
The quality of life, strong Mediterranean identity & architecture, enchanting accent and sun-drenched cuisine make up an unmistakable culture and art de vivre.

>Events all year round
3,900 events every year mean that every town and village from the coast deep to hinterland are marked, as well as not forgetting famous international events such as the Cannes film festival, Carnival in Nice, Antibes Jazz festival…

>The painters of the Côte d'Azur
La Côte d’Azur des Peintres is a route, which visits the places where many masterpieces of Riviera landscapes were actually painted. Works include Monet, Peynet, Renoir, Picasso, Matisse, Soutine, Dufy, Bonnard, Chagall and Cocteau.

>The French Riviera's great assets
Mountains, sunshine and the sea all within an hour’s drive! From the peaks towering over 3,000 metres above sea level, to the plains of the Pre-Alps, enthusiasts of alpine and cross-country skiing can take advantage of more than 700 kilometres of trails in sunny landscapes. 

International Parfumery Museum

Renoir Museum

Fernand Léger Museum

Verreries de Biot

Matisse Museum


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