Luxury in Cote d'Azur: Sunshine and first-class accommodation
The beautiful Mediterranean coastline of the French Riviera can be found on France's south-eastern corner. With pebbled beaches and luxury villas for rent this region has been a favourite among those who seek sunshine and first-class accommodation. Places to visit include the glamorous St- Tropez and Cannes where the Belle Époque seems like only yesterday, as well as the towns Picasso used to frequent, Antibes and Vallauris. Be amazed by the Château de la Napoule that sculptor Henry Clews transformed into a mixture of Roman, Gothic, Moroccan and Modern Art in Mandelieu-La Napoule or rub shoulders with celebrities at the Palais des Festivals, which hosts the prestigious Cannes Film Festival year after year. Here visitors can stroll along the Allée des Étoiles (Stars' Walk) to see hundreds of autographed handprints made by various movie stars. The Chapelle de la Miséricorde is also a breath-taking must-see chapel with half- domes stacked on the outside and frescoes, crystal chandeliers and gilt work on the inside.
Visit Nice were La Chapellerie and Mademoiselle will dress you in the finest fashions or shop for beautiful antiques on La Promenda des 100 Antiquaires. Let the deep sounds of the saxophone hypnotise you for five days in July when the nice Nice Jazz festival takes place or try your luck at one of many games when you visit the neon palace of the Casino Ruhl. The French Riviera also caters to those who love the outdoors. The magnificent Sentier du Littoral is a 5 kilometre footpath that winds through the gardens of Eilenroc. On this walk you will experience gorgeous views, fantastic cliffs, seascapes and a perfect sunset in approximately two unforgettable hours. There is definitely no better way to cool down than in Europe's biggest wave pool which you'll find at Aqualand waterpark in Fréjus. Be entertained, feel relaxed and enjoy the stylish private villas of the French Riviera.