Cote D'azur Holidays

Cote D'Azur Holidays

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The Côte d'Azur has been Europe’s number one destination for glamour and sunshine since before holidays began! Otherwise known as the French Riviera, the “azure coast” owes its name to the deep blues of the neighbouring Mediterranean Sea. Paving the way for artists of the past and the sun seekers of today, there’s much to be discovered on this sparkling stretch of coastline.

Beaches
With the plethora of beaches that line the coast, from Saint-Tropez in the west stretching into the Italian Riviera in the east, there’s sure to be the ideal sunshine spot to suit any taste. Luxuriate on the beach club studded shores of either the public or private beaches in the coastal cities of Cannes and Nice. Or head to Saint Tropez’s famed Pampelonne Beach, made famous in the 1950s by Brigitte Bardot in And God Created Woman, for some sophisticated sea-side pampering. If you prefer more laidback hidden treasures, there are countless secluded coves in between where you can chase the day away.

Food & Drink
Ideal for foodies, the Côte d'Azur offers a diverse choice of local specialities and gourmet delights. Sample the Salade Niçoise in Nice, the Italian-inspired dishes in Menton and the Michelin star studded restaurants of Monaco and Cannes. In Marseille, you can enjoy the aniseed-based aperitif Pastis before tucking into the region’s signature Bouillabaisse fish stew, while Provençal rosés and vegetable Ratatouille can be enjoyed in most spots. The coastal blend of sun-drenched Mediterranean cuisine with the traditional herbs of southern France will be enough to set your mouth watering.

Culture
With the Côte d'Azur’s artistic history, wonderfully preserved century-old beauty meets modern day luxury. Surrounded by yachts and celebrities, there’s certainly an opportunity to live the high life – especially with some of the glamorous events on offer, including the Cannes Film festival and Monaco’s Formula One Grand Prix in May. Even simply wandering the cobbled streets of the coastal towns and exploring the countless galleries and museums along the way, you’ll be pulled into the timeless magic unique to the Riviera.

Nightlife
Many of the beach clubs stay open well into the evening, beginning with fancy wining and dining and turning to live music and DJs at night. The classic clubs belong to the likes of Monaco, Nice and Cannes, with the mot glitzy and glamorous venues residing in Saint Tropez. But various hidden gems can be found in between, offering summer fun for the young at heart along Mala Beach and the shores of Antibes and Juan les Pins.

Important Information
Flight Time: It takes around 2 hours to fly from the UK to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport.
Time Difference: +1hr
Currency: Euros
Official Language: French

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Top Cote D'azur Hotels

Mercure Nice Promenade des Anglais

Nice, Provence Alpes Cote D'azur, France

NH Nice

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Adagio Nice Promenade Des Anglais

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Ibis Styles Nice Vieux Port

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Massena

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Paradis

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Villa Victoria

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Beau Rivage

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Hotel Boreal

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Relais Acropolis

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Vendome

Nice, Provence Alpes Cote D'azur, France

Saint Gothard

Nice, Provence Alpes Cote D'azur, France

Kyriad Nice Centre Gare

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Best Western Roosevelt

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Regence

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Novotel Nice Centre

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Le Canberra

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La Villa Tosca

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Le Mas Candille

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Le Saint Paul

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Inter-Hotel des Orangers

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Le Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso

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Majestic Barriere

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Suite Novotel Cannes Centre

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Durante

Nice, Provence Alpes Cote D'azur, France

Amaryllis

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Mercure Nice Centre Notre Dame

Nice, Provence Alpes Cote D'azur, France

Club Maintenon

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PLM

Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote D'azur, France

Colette

Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote D'azur, France

Cote D'Azur Weather

With the idyllic climate offering warm, dry summers and mild winters, it’s a never a bad time to visit this coastal jewel. Rain is rare and sunny days are abound, while a Mediterranean breeze sweeps the shores. It is hottest and busiest in July and August, and is the best time to enjoy the beaches and nightlife. Meanwhile, spring and autumn offer relief from the crowds and a more peaceful atmosphere for coastal exploration and beach days.
Jan 8ºC
Feb 8ºC
Mar 11ºC
Apr 12ºC
May 16ºC
Jun 19ºC
Jul 22ºC
Aug 22ºC
Sep 20ºC
Oct 16ºC
Nov 12ºC
Dec 9ºC

Things To Do on Cote D'Azur Holidays

Monaco and Èze
Take a day trip to explore the quaint commune of Èze followed by crossing the border into glamorous Monaco. Historical churches and alleyways can be found perched on the mountain, with rural hilltop views giving way to the panoramic azure view of the Mediterranean. From this tranquil slice of nature, you can dive into the urban world of Monaco. Bask in the upscale casinos in Monte Carlo, stroll along the yacht-lined marina and revel in the stunning Romanesque architecture.

Feel like a film star in Cannes
Find a hint of Hollywood within the cinematic atmosphere of Cannes. With its renowned annual Film Festival and Walk of Fame on the Boulevard de la Croisette, this city’s glamour is bound to make a special imprint on your holiday. Relax by the beaches with a cocktail in hand, marvel at the Palais des Festivals and browse the boutique shops and restaurants along the harbour. The wealth of glamour will not fail to impress.

Nice Old Town
You can’t go to the Côte d'Azur and not visit its unofficial capital, right? Nice’s Old Town combines historical ambience with bustling open markets and narrow cobbled streets. As you amble about, ice cream in hand, simply soak up the authentic village-feel charm. This is the place to go to see real traditional southern France with a Mediterranean flair.

Îles d'Hyères
These four islands make for the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the French Riviera. They can be seen from the coastal drive on the mainland, boasting their shimmering golden beaches. The islands feature Port-Cros National Park, which is a natural protected area and offers spectacular snorkelling. For those seeking true beach life at the heart of their glamorous holiday on the Côte d'Azur, make sure to stop off here for some island adventures!