The South of France enjoyed centuries of high-class travelers, from rich English aristocrats to the Russian Tsars and American magnates that visited the stunning coastal cities. The Riviera, the original one, comes with a plethora of beach clubs, gastronomic restaurants, exceptional beaches, and stellar landscapes. Discover here with us the best reasons to visit the South of France.
Iles de Lérins
Just off the coast of vibrant Cannes are the Lérins Islands. The two large islands offer impressively crystal-clear waters in between them, ideal to anchor a bot for the day. With plenty of Cannes boats for rent, not owning one isn’t a problem. The islands are home to a monastery, perfect for a morning of exploration, a world-famous beach club, la Guérite, only accessible by boat as well as a lavender field, typical of Provence.
Beach Clubs in St Tropez
The beach clubs of St Tropez don’t need introductions, with the world-famous Nikki Beach and the vibrant Bagatelle. The mile-long beach of Pampelonne offers some of the most exceptional white sands on the Riviera and turquoise waters perfect to arrive by boat to Club 55, one of the most thought-after beach restaurants on the French Riviera.
Casino in Monte Carlo
The Casino that made Monte Carlo famous is still one of the most iconic in Europe. With a Belle Epoque decoration and some of the highest stakes in the world, the Casino takes you back in time to an era where rich aristocrats would come all the way to Monaco to gamble. After making a small fortune playing you can head to the Bar Américain in the Hotel de Paris to enjoy a drink with live music.
Historic Villas in Cap Ferrat
Cap Ferrat is home to some of the wealthiest families in the world and the real estate prices show it. The square meter in this small cap is only second to Monaco, fetching each year higher prices. The limited number of villas, stellar views on the riviera, privileged location, and the safety added by having only one access road made St Jean Cap Ferrat one of the most desirable spots for the world’s elite. The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is one of the prime examples, now turned into a museum.
The French Riviera is home to some of the very best experiences one can have, from driving supercars seaside to cruising on a boat in turquoise waters, eating at the world’s finest chef’s tables, or gambling in a centuries-old Casino, there’s nothing missing.