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Cote D’Azur

Côte d’Azur is synonymous with glamour and sunshine, a by-word for luxury since before holidays began. Also known as the French Riviera, it owes its name to the deep blue coastline that dominates the vistas of the region. Beloved by generations of artists, keen to capture its unique beauty for themselves, but the area offers much more than first meets the eye,

First and foremost (because this is France), the food. The proximity to the sea means that seafood is incredibly fresh, and it’s taken very seriously. The now famous Salade Niçoise hails from Nice, Italian inspired restaurants abound in nearby Menton and Michelin stars are scattered across the restaurants of Monaco and Cannes. Any gourmand worth their sea salt will be keen to sample the aniseed aperitif Pastis in Marseille, before indulging in the signature Bouillabaisse fish stew. But wherever you find yourself dining, you’ll be hard pressed to find a bad meal – Provençal rosé wine and vegetable Ratatouille are other local specialities.

The old-school chic of Côte d’Azure is perfectly at home with the modern day luxury provided by the inhabitants of the superyachts that dominate the marinas. Indulge in the high life (if only for the evening!) with a cocktail overlooking the behemoth boats, or enjoy the relaxed charm of the timeless cobbled streets of the tiny coastal towns surrounding Monaco and Cannes.

Where to Book

  • Villefranche sur Mer, French Riviera

  • Calanque de Port Miou near Cassis village

  • Lady enjoying the views in Cannes

  • Aerial view of Ile D'Or coastline in the south of France

  • Colourful lane in Eze village, Cote d'Azur

  • View of the city of Saint-Tropez

  • Boats dotted along the coastline of the French Riviera

  • Old city of Menton on the French Riviera illuminated in the evening

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 12℃
  • 12℃
  • 14℃
  • 16℃
  • 20℃
  • 24℃
  • 27℃
  • 27℃
  • 24℃
  • 20℃
  • 16℃
  • 13℃
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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