The French Riviera is known as being among the most romantic places in the world, and it surely deserves this reputation. Also referred to as Côte d’Azur, this beautiful part of France makes the perfect spot for a romantic holiday with your sweetheart. With swanky beach resorts, stunning natural landscapes, quaint coastal villages, and ample sunshine on its picturesque beaches, the French Riviera offers something to every couple, whatever your style. Whether you are planning your honeymoon or are just looking for a romantic getaway, there can be nothing better than French Riviera cruises. We give you a list of places to see and things that you can do in the French Riviera to make your romantic holiday even more extraordinary.
Places to See in the French Riviera
Although it is the largest city along this coastline, Nice Old Town has the feel of a small village with its narrow streets, market squares, beautiful churches, and numerous places to eat. You can take a pleasant, romantic walk hand-in-hand as you explore this vibrant city—have your favorite cuppa at any of the cafés, sample the delicious ice cream on offer, or visit the many art galleries in Nice if you are an art lover. At night, this quaint town transforms into one big party venue with its various nightclubs and bars that give the city its energetic nightlife.
Known as one of the jewels of south France, Eze is a small village that is often frequented by the rich and famous on a holiday. Eze sits perched on top of a rocky hill overlooking the sea, making for the perfect romantic spot. Sitting here and taking in the breathtaking views of the nearby hills and the blue water is bound to be a surreal experience for couples. Narrow, pedestrian-only cobblestone roads add to the beauty of this picturesque village. Also, there is an exotic garden that is filled with beautiful statues and greenery—a must-visit place when you are in Eze. Located just above the village on top of the hill, this spot offers an experience that can only be felt by those who visit.
Located at a short drive from Nice and Cannes, this little coastal town offers a lot to every traveler. Equally popular with artists as well as the rich and famous, Saint-Tropez is an ideal spot for couples with its scenic beaches, gourmet food, and vibrant nightlife. You can spend the day lazing on the beach and choose among the various attractions in St. Tropez. Go shopping either in the open-air markets or at the many boutiques here, explore the town on a bike, or simply have a lazy lunch at a café overlooking the harbor that offers pretty sights of the glamorous yachts and people on the harbor. There are also other options such as taking a boat ride or visiting an art gallery that will add many memorable moments to your French Riviera cruises.
Made famous all over the world by the annual film festival, this resort town has plenty of posh hotels, lovely sandy beaches, and options for shopping and dining. This place makes an ideal spot for spending a romantic time in style, as you can shop at the upmarket boutiques, sunbathe at the gorgeous beaches, laze around in luxury hotels or be pampered at a spa. When in Cannes, do not forget to visit the Palais des Festivals, a contemporary structure that is sure to make you and your partner feel like a star couple as you walk on the red carpet there. Another must-visit place in Cannes, especially for art lovers, is Notre Dame de Vie in Mougins, the place where Pablo Picasso once lived.
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