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French Riviera

Witness gorgeous sunsets that set the sky ablaze, lounge in glitzy resorts and discover historic medieval ruins in this glamorous stretch of coastline.

With its sparkling waters, picturesque beaches and consistent warm temperatures, the French Riviera is a dream vacation destination. Bring along your walking shoes and wander through medieval towns, stopping at galleries to admire artworks. Spot celebrities relaxing on the decks of their private yachts and enjoy a sophisticated nightlife scene that lasts until the early hours. 

For an oceanfront city break, head for Nice, which offers lots of accommodations as well as year-round activities. Climb up to the elevated Parc du Château to spot castle ruins and take in beautiful views over Nice’s rust-colored rooftops. Take a Segway tour of the Promenade des Anglais, a stunning waterfront walkway just steps from the sand.

The hills overlooking Nice are dotted with attractive medieval towns such as St. Paul and Vence. In the past, many artists flocked to these towns seeking peace and creative inspiration. Step inside the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence, which was designed by the iconic French artist, Henri Matisse. Sketch sculptures at the Fondation Maeght, a gallery with a large collection of 20th-century art and sculpture.

Seaside towns can be found strewn along the sun-soaked coast south of Nice. Ride an electric tour boat through the canals of Port-Grimaud, admiring the pastel-colored houses and marvel at the million-dollar yachts moored in Port Vauban. Even further south sits the beach and spa town of Juan-les-Pins, famous as the one-time home of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. For more glitz, head to the glamorous resorts of Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Villefranche-sur-Mer, just north of Nice.

July and August draw the largest crowds to the French Riviera, so go in April, June, September or October for a quieter experience. For the chance to spot film stars, plan your trip for May when the Cannes Film Festival is on. 

To explore a good cross-section of the region, rent a car. Zip along coastal roads and stop at small Mediterranean towns along the scenic RN 98 to admire the natural beauty of the French Riviera. 

Q: Should I book a car while on vacation in French Riviera?

A: If discovering the hidden gems around the region of Alpes-Maritimes or elsewhere is your main priorty this vacation, booking a rental vehicle is a good move. With our handy guide to Cheap Car Hire in French Riviera, you can pick up a great set of wheels and travel around the countryside anytime you like. If you're looking at spending a large part of your time in the cities of Nice or Cannes, public transportation is a simple way of getting from one place to another.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to French Riviera?

A: Dig out your passport and prepare to hop aboard your flight to Nice Airport (NCE-Cote d'Azur). It's highly likely you'll be on one of the 2,977 international flights that operate monthly from this major airport terminal in French Riviera.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to French Riviera?

A: There's plenty of choice when it comes to accommodations in French Riviera. The most popular places are apartments. But if that doesn't quite suit, you can also choose from hotels, villas, residences and much more.

Q: What does a vacation booking with Expedia include?

A: It all comes down to what kind of break you want to have. You can choose a hotel and flight, or flight, hotel and car, or car and hotel — or any of these as a stand-alone. If you like, you can also throw in some experiences and activities.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to French Riviera?

A: Our vacation packages are an excellent way to save loads of your hard-earned money on your trip. Explore the world for less when you combine your Flights, Hotel and Car Rentals through Expedia. Now's the time to create some unforgettable memories.

Q: What are the best things to do in French Riviera?

A: If you only have a short time in Nice, make exploring Chateau Grimaldi a priority.

International Perfume Museum is well worth seeing if Cannes is one of the places you'll be visiting. It's a favorite with travelers and locals alike.

Frejus Cathedral is an impressive attraction that's often first on the must-do list of travelers visiting Saint-Raphael.



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Best Lodging Options Near French Riviera

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Fairmont Monte Carlo
Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2020
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Fairmont Monte Carlo

Fairmont Monte Carlo

12 Avenue de Spélugues, Monte Carlo, Monaco
     
    4.4 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    except the drilling noise (maintenance) in the morning around 9 am the hotel is perfect staff is friendly and professional, room was clean, great housekeeping they do their job spotlessly clean

    Albert 1'er Hotel Nice, France CA $201
    Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020
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    Albert 1'er Hotel Nice, France

    Albert 1'er Hotel Nice, France

    4 Avenue Des Phoceens, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
       
      4.1 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      In a good location, near to many areas to visit. Rooms small but well furnished. Friendly staff.

      Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
      Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2020
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      Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

      Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

      13-15 Promenade Des Anglais, Boite Postale 1655 Cedex 1, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
         
        4.6 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Position great . Concierge Greg was amazing, really helpful and knowledgeable . Room size was great .

        Hôtel Vacances Bleues Le Royal CA $120
        Reviewed on Nov. 11, 2019
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        Hôtel Vacances Bleues Le Royal

        Hôtel Vacances Bleues Le Royal

        23 Promenade des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
           
          3.6 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Needs to be more updated. Ceiling were damage and bathroom had some mold

          Hotel Le Negresco CA $389
          Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020
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          Hotel Le Negresco

          Hotel Le Negresco

          37 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
             
            4.5 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            A wonderful characterful hotel perfectly located with outstandingly good staff. Probably the finest hotel I have ever stayed in.

            Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes
            Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2020
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            Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes

            Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes

            10, La Croisette, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes
               
              4.4 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Excellent staff, friendly and efficient Rooms are spacious and view was incredible

              Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport CA $140
              Reviewed on Jan. 6, 2020
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              Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport

              Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport

              455 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
                 
                4.0 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Breakfast buffet very good.Ready at 5am so great for early departures. You can walk from Novotel to Terminal 1 easily.

                Le Meridien Beach Plaza
                Reviewed on Nov. 10, 2019
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                Le Meridien Beach Plaza

                Le Meridien Beach Plaza

                22 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monte Carlo, Monaco
                   
                  4.2 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The seaside views are absolutely stunning and the staff are amazing (special shout out to Elizabeth who always went above and beyond for our party).

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