Jun 2, 2011

The Extravagance of the French Riviera

Written by : stefanpavlov| 0 | Travel
Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes, France.

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The sunrays, sea and sand on the extravagant French Riviera is an extremely appealing choice for a romantic retreat. Despite the fact that it tends to be quite crowded in the summer season, you will still find an abundance of peaceful and quiet places for you and your loved one.

The French Riviera is needless to say regarded for its beaches, and although visitors generally go to the popular beaches close to Nice and Cannes, you will find also locations to unwind in the sun which offer more romantic and laid back feel..the Cap Ferrat Peninsula is just one excellent example.

If you take pleasure in historical past and architectural mastery, you may well want to visit the hilltop small villages further away from the coast. Among the most well-known there is Eze, but certainly, there are some others which unfortunately are less popular, for instance Mougins, Luceram and Entrevaux.

There are many fantastic accommodation options too, which are an excellent choice for a romantic holiday. With an array of rental homes in the French Riviera, planning a holiday is an easy task.

These are only several romantic places to see in France..

Nice is among of the most architectural and outstanding cities in France, with a good amount of incredible locations to discover and admire. Exceptional seaside panorama, old-fashioned churches and cathedrals, friendly folks, as well as relaxing and enchanting atmosphere, that is Nice. It is a perfect place to delight in a vacation; plan an exceptional excursion to the French Riviera, determine which sights are worth visiting and take a look at the following top five best selections.

. Cours Saley or the Flower Market

It is among the best locations in Nice because it is contemporary, filled with peaceful coffee shops, taverns and gist shops where visitors are encouraged to taste the true French flavor. The market place is packed with flowers particularly in the summer months and operates from Tuesday to Saturday. On Mondays only, the place is becomes an antique market, dignigying the traditional and old-fashioned but highly appreciated French style.

. Fort du Mont Alban

With a remarkable panorama of the entire city, Fort du Mont Alban is a sixteenth century military fort constructed 220m above the sea. The citadel is very mystical and appealing mainly because it has played an essential part in the French history and culture. From inside the fortress tourists have a perfect view towards the Lower Alps region, the airport, along with the entire coastline of the Nice. In general, it is undoubtedly a location well worth a visit due to the fact it is the symbol of Nice.

St Tropez is one of themost widely known towns on the entire French Riviera, and is located between Marseilles and Cannes. Made popular in the beginning by Brigitte Bardot, St Tropez is still a much-loved destination among the rich and famous, known for its beaches, superstars and ‘beautiful people’. So if you are planning a visit to the French Riviera this summer, here are the best sites to visit in and around St Tropez (besides star gazing, of course).

The center of attention in St Tropez is – not surprisingly – those renowned French Riviera beaches. Just a few kilometres southeast of town you will find sandy beaches like Plage de Tahiti and Plage de Pampelonne. There are also many beaches in the area that are ‘bikini optional’, like La Mouette.

Cannes is among the most stunning and charming cities along the French Riviera. It is recognized for its lovely sightseeing attractions but undoubtedly what brings the word ‘Cannes’ into the mind of all of us is the well-known ‘Cannes Film Festival‘ organised here on a yearly basis. Cannes is additionally famous for its deluxe stores, elegant restaurants and exclusive hotels.

Places of interest in Cannes:

Palais des Festivals et des Congres – That’s the site where the Cannes Film Festival is held annually.

Musee de la Castre – built in the 50′, it is now an interesting museum with delicate artwork on display.

La Croissette – A beautiful walkway which absolutely increases the glamour Cannes already possesses. Here, there are actually many billboards sponsoring the Film Festival in Cannes.

lIe St Marguerite (St Marguerite Island) – It’s a lovely island, which can be reached in fifteen minutes by boat from Cannes.

Musee de la Mer – An unusual museum which reveals prison arrangement and underwater archaeology collections. The museum is dedicated to the ‘Man in the Iron Mask’.

There are other popular museums in the city. Some of them are Fragonard Museum , Malmaison Museum, Musee de la Marine; Musee de la Photographie.

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