French Riviera – Azure Coast – Nice, Monaco, Menton

8 things you shouldn’t miss while exploring French Riviera

French Riviera (Azure Coast) – known for its blue waters of Mediterranean sea and amazing French kitchen is a perfect choice to make a city break during a week-end but also to enjoy your longer holidays.

Here are the 8 things that you shouldn’t miss while exploring French Riviera

Get lost in Nice Old Town

Starting your journey from Massena Square you can take a tour around the Old Town of Nice. You will love its colours and atmosphere. Take any street and enjoy this labirynth of colours, art and amazing food.

Take a walk through Promenade des Anglais 

Enjoy the waves of Mediterranean see watching landing airplanes at the same time – Promenade des Anglais is the place you cannot miss. Relax on one of the public beaches or grab a drink in one of the bars with a sea view.

Go to Nice Flower Market

Colourful flower market where you can buy literally everything. Characteristic striped tents and plenty of places to eat and drink. A definate must-walk in Nice.

Take part in the Nice yearly winter carnival

Once a year in February – Nice is turning into heart of one of the world’s major carnival events. Each year, a special theme is chosen – in 2022 it was ‘The King of the Animals’.

Try amazing French kitchen

Recommendations coming from the bottom of my heart:

La Femme de Boulanger – 3 Rue du Commandant Raffalli, 06000 Nice, France

Chez Moi – 2 Rue Paganini, 06000 Nice, France

Climb a bit to Castle Hill and have a look on the port

The Castle of Nice was a military citadel and nowadays it is a park – the most famous public garden in Nice. Offers amazing panoramas and is being called ‘the cradle of the sun’. You can go there by foot or take a lift.

Visit Monaco

Only 30 mins by train from Nice – you can go to Monaco, one of the densest countries in the world where thousands of millionaires live in less than one square mile. Take a look on the Monte Carlo Casino, take a walk in the port, explore the country as you prefer šŸ˜‰

See the Lemon festival in Menton

Once a year in Menton – charming city just next to the Italian border is organizing Lemon festival – you can admire big colourful constructions made from real lemons and oranges, buy a lot of local products made from their fruits and enjoy the special lemon menus in almost all restaurants. 

Even without a festival Menton is a definite must see – if you like Italian influence in architecture you will find this small city stunning!

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