The Riviera has a nearly tropical climate. The protection of the Alps in the back against inland winds and the Mediterranean breeze from the South provides the area with dry, hot summers and mild winters. Along the coast you will find some truly remarkable villages with extraordinary Belle-Epoque architecture and medieval heritage. The stunning combination of impressive panorama, pleasant warm evenings, bright sun, turquoise sea and charming and lively villages will never fail to impress you. Visit the villages of the famous painters Matisse, Picasso and Renoir such as Antibes and Cannes, or the outstanding Annonciade museum in St. Tropez to see and overview of their work. Or are you more interested in nature? No problem, the Riviera offers some of the finest national parks in all of France. You can peer down into the green depths of the Gorges du Verdon or hike the paths of the Camargue, an outstanding nature reserve with swamps, dunes and green fields where you will be able to spot flamingo’s, wild horses and many different birds species. The possibilities for sun lovers are endless. Hit the beach at Cannes, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Nice, St. Tropez, Monaco or Menton and work on that beautiful I-went-on-vacation- tan!
Swimming, waterskiing, boating, sailing and all other water sports are available at the French Riviera. In the back country you can enjoy hiking, biking and in the winter even skiing! The possibilities at the Riviera are endless and you can easily entertain your self for weeks in all the different resorts and villages.