The Azure Coast – A Life Like A Movie
The French Riviera is located on the southeast coast of the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the Alps. The area stretches from the city of Toulon to the city of Manton on the Italian border and is known for its fantastic climate of at least 300 sunny days per year.
The picturesque coast runs through a number of world-famous resorts, towns and villages, where everyone can find what they are looking for – from super luxury worlds to cozy quiet harbors and small preserved quietly charming villages.
The Riviera becomes super popular after Hollywood celebrities call it her unofficial European capital.
A trip to the Cote d’Azur usually starts from Nice. La Promenade des Anglais is accompanied by a glass (or two) fantastic rosé – a region’s trademark and at least one cocktail at the bar of the cult Hotel Negresco.
In the museums of Matisse and Chagall there is an impressive collection of masterpieces and the visit to the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAAS) can be combined with coffee in one of the two largest squares in Nice – Garibaldi and MASSÉNA, located nearby. Nice is notorious and with the burst party life, boiling in the nightclubs.
Just 20 km from Nice is the picturesque and quieter Antibes – one of Picasso’s favorite places, where even today some of his most famous works are preserved.
The small streets hide countless treasures, such as the Chocolate Cave, created by the artist Jean-Luc Pellet. In addition to chocolate, traditional French macaroni, as well as various types of fruit tarts, can be found there.
On the French Riviera everything is like a beautiful film, especially in Cannes. Literally translated from French, the name of the city means “reed”.
Once a small fishing village, now it is a world-famous resort known for its film festival, a venue for many events, and one of the most favorite holiday destinations for European and American bohemians.
There were born Guy de Maupassan, Gerard Philip and Prosper Merime, but the artistic appearance of the city is not exhausted. All you have to do is walk to the Alley of Fame where you can see fingerprints from the hands of countless stars on the big screen …
The most famous street in Cannes is the coastal “Croazette”, which starts from the harbor, complete with luxury yachts, and extends past the Festival Palace to the elite Palm Beach Casino.
Visiting the Golden Palm Festival is a very difficult task if you have not got accreditation, but you can always join the camp camps around the festival center where the keen filmmakers are gathering.
The stars stop at them for autographs and photos, making the experience unforgettable. An obligatory stop in Cannes is the old town of Le Souquet, where one of the most delicious soup beans is offered.
Èze-sur-mer, or in Bulgarian simply Ez, is a bit off the popular destinations of the Riviera, but it is definitely worth it. The city is high in the mountain and in minutes it takes us to the age of knights and fortresses.
Besides old age, Ez also offers a huge botanical garden with all sorts of bizarre cactuses, visiting one of the most interesting perfume factories and countless breaths of crystal clear air.
The Cote d’Azur is wonderful at any time of the year, so in October, when we get the thick clothes, St Trope is one of the most famous international regattas. The town is a favorite destination for many popular figures, but Bridget Bardo was erected on a special pedestal and in 1956 he shot the film “And God created the woman”.
The unforgettable scene in which she dances on a chair conquered by music is one of the most erotic moments in the world of cinema. So Saint-Trope gets the glory of a place for beautiful women in sparse bathing suits.
Later, the city became the décor of fun comedies with Louis de Fusion, and today it is a must-stop for every millionaire in the world.
Another of the pearls of the French Riviera is the glamorous and aristocratic Monaco. The principality is one of the European micro-states, giving it a special status and unforgettable look.
Right there is one of the world’s most famous casinos – “Monte Carlo”, where with one turn of roulette you can become a prince. For the princess, it’s enough to be Grace Kelly, whose castle is open for visits (and for inspiration).
Interesting stop is the port aquarium, and some of the most memorable events in the calendar are the Formula One racing and the ATP tennis tournament.