Top 10 Attractions
Discover the Top 10 attractions to visit Côte d'Azur with Irro Charter!
The trendy and scenic coastline known as the Côte d'Azur extends from Saint-Tropez to Menton, close to the border of
Italy. Also known as the French Riviera, the Côte d'Azur is translated as "Coast of Blue" and takes its name from the
deep blue azure colour of the Mediterranean Sea. This luxurious holiday destination buzzes with energy during the
tourist season and is regarded as a playground for the rich and famous who own luxury holiday villas situated on the
coast and spectacular yachts docked in the harbours. Private beaches, high-end restaurants and five-star hotels add to
the impression of seaside luxury and prestige. You can enjoy the pleasures and beauty of the French Riviera while people
watching on the boulevards of Nice, or if you prefer, by sailing in Cannes or in the port of Monaco,
Irro Charter is your group travel partner when it comes to visiting Côte d'Azur. Let us, the experts look after you by
providing you with a tour coach and professional driver. We can provide you with long distance coaches for a multi-day
trip in Côte d'Azur. We can also offer you an Airport shuttle transfer from e.g. Marseille or Nice. A chartered coach
with a driver booked at Irro Charter will be the best choice for a perfect stay in Côte d'Azur.
Irro Charter team would like to share with you some of the very best things to do whilst visiting Côte d'Azur:
Promenade des Anglais, NiceNice is the quintessential French Riviera resort town with its scenic seaside location, balmy weather and charming
Mediterranean character. The most popular street in Nice is the Promenade des Anglais, a beautiful pedestrian area that
follows along side the beaches of the Baie des Anges. Since the Belle Epoque period, the promenade has been
characterized by opulent buildings such as the Palais de la Méditerranée and the elegant Villa Masséna, once the home of
a princess. The Villa Masséna is open to tourists and houses an art and history museum. The villa is surrounded by
stunning scenery, including the formal French gardens.
Saint-TropezA fashionable seaside resort that attracts visitors from all over the world, Saint-Tropez was once a small fishing
village. The town was made trendy by the famous actress Brigitte Bardot in the 1950s, when she was filming here. The
small town of Saint-Tropez, with its lush Mediterranean scenery, instantly charms its tourists. The historic village
offers an enticing traditional environment with cobblestone streets, outdoor cafés and shady squares, while the
picturesque harbour is full with luxury yachts that are part of the jet-setting crowd, attracted to glitz and glamour.
However, despite the exquisite restaurants and fashion boutiques, there is still an authentic Provençal atmosphere in
Saint Tropez. Visitors can see the elderly French men playing pétanque, the families taking their evening strolls, and
local artists selling their paintings at the local markets and along the harbour front.
Cannes BeachesIn the summer months, colourful umbrellas line the sandy beaches of Cannes and beach lovers soak up the sun in the
classic French Riviera style. Most of the famous beaches in Cannes can be found right off of La Croisette Boulevard, the
city's elegant main street. While Cannes is renowned for its exclusive and upscale private beaches, there are also
municipal beaches that charge only a small fee: Macé Beach and Zamenhof Beach, both sandy beaches with shallow waters,
as well as public beaches that give visitors free access: Gazagnaire Beach, which is good for swimming; La Casino Beach
with a long, large stretch of fine golden sand and La Bocca Beach.
MonacoRenowned for its prestigious yacht race and its beautiful natural scenery, Monaco has a special place on the Côte
d'Azur. This small coastal town, with its own royal family, is the epitome of the glamour of the French Riviera. The
palace of the royal family is situated on the so-called "Rock of Monaco," the site of a fortress founded by the Genoese
in 1215. Tourists can visit the Palais Princier (Royal Palace) to discover its treasures: the monumental Carrara marble
staircase; the precious 15th-century frescoes depicting mythological scenes; the Mazarin room, covered with ornate wood
panelling and the Throne Room, with its magnificent Renaissance fireplace.
Hilltop Village of EzeThe picturesque village Eze is one of the many jewels of the French Riviera. This quaint medieval village sits on a
steep hilltop high above the Mediterranean Sea, with panoramic views of the coast and Cap Ferrat. Walking through the
narrow cobblestone streets of the village leads to wonderful discoveries, such as small art galleries, fascinating craft
boutiques and stunning sea views. One of Eze’s main attractions is the property La Chevre d'Or, a luxury hotel located
in a 14th-century chateau. The hotel occupies a number of buildings in the heart of the historic village and has a
Michelin-starred restaurant. The property also has an exquisite garden full of roses, shady trees, fountains and art
installations. Just a few steps away is the Fragonard Perfume Museum, which is open to the public for tours. For those
who enjoy nature walks and hiking, a scenic path starts near the Fragonard Museum, continues down the hill and leads to
the beach. The village also has a beautiful 12th-century church with an elegant neo-classical façade from the 18th
century. At the very top of the Eze hill is the beautiful Exotic Gardens with its stunning views, on a clear day,
tourists can enjoy 180-degree views of the coast from Italy to Saint-Tropez.
Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa and Gardens, Cap-FerratBetween Nice and Monaco, lies Cap Ferrat which is a small peninsula with serene seaside scenery. The coastline is dotted
with fancy villas and holiday homes, but tourists rarely have the opportunity to see past the gateways. A remarkable
villa open to the public is the Rothschild Villa built for Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild, the daughter of the wealthy
banker Baron Alphonse de Rothschild. After inheriting the enormous fortune from her father in 1095, Béatrice built an
incomparable residence in a sublime setting on the tip of Cap-Ferrat. The villa was built in the style of an Italian
palazzo, with a delicate pastel pink facade. Béatrice's exquisite taste is shown in the interior and, in particular, in
the Grand Salon, with its Louis XVI furniture and sumptuous floral-motive décor. After a tour of the interior of the
villa, tourists can leave plenty of time to explore the grounds. Walking around the beautiful gardens of the villa is
one of the most wonderful things to do when visiting this part of the Côte d'Azur. The nine distinct gardens include the
formal French Garden with its musical fountains; the Spanish Garden with its terraced patios; the Rose Garden with
hundreds of floral varieties; and the Japanese Garden with its traditional pavilion, a wooden bridge and a fish pond.
MentonThe sunny village of Menton boasts a sensational location (the nearest town on the French Riviera to Italy) with a mild
climate all year round. The warm weather helps the flowers and citrus trees to thrive. Menton's Old Town has a
distinctive Italian presence in this lush Mediterranean climate. Visitors may start a tour along the Rue des Logettes
and the narrow Rue Longue, passing the ancient fortifications of the town. A flight of steps (Rampes de Saint Michel)
leads to the terrace of Place de la Conception with wonderful sea views. On the left is the parish church of Saint
Michel of the 17th century with a winged altar built by Manchello in 1569. Further up is the Chapel of the Conception,
designed in 1685 in the style of the Italian Jesuit. For those looking for seaside relaxation, the Plage des Sablettes
(beach) is suitable for sunbathing or diving in cool, temperate waters. The village also has two must-see museums: the
Musée des Beaux Arts featuring works by Chagall, Dali, Dufy and Picasso, among others, and the Musée Jean Cocteau
(Menton's harbour), which shows hundreds of works by Jean Cocteau, who produced a variety of outstanding works of art
here in the 1950s. Another highlight of Menton is its beautiful gardens, including the Jardin Biovès, full of
sculptures, fountains, exotic trees and flowering plants, and the Jardin Serre de la Madone, renowned for its reflective
pools and terraces with exotic plants. The Jardin Exotique Val Rahmeh also boasts a large range of palm trees and
tropical plants, including avocado, banana and papaya.
Cannes Film FestivalThe Cannes Film Festival is the ultimate event in this French Riviera town, this glamorous festival brings together film
stars, producers and other film professionals. Although actors and actresses walk the red carpet, locals and tourists
watch the scene unfold at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. This state-of-the-art building has high-tech sound
and lighting systems planned solely for this case. The prestigious film festival is frequently attended by professionals
from the film industry and is well recognized for its recognition of emerging film talent. It's fun to find out who's
going to win the Palme d'Or and the Grand Prix awards. During the festival, the City of Cannes has installed massive
billboards throughout the city, paying tribute to international stars and famous film legends.
Antibes BeachesThe beach scene in Antibes is legendary, and the sun-worshipping visitors have many options, from large public beaches
to private beaches with seaside restaurants. The village of Antibes has two main areas along the coast: the peninsula of
Cap d'Antibes and Juan-les-Pins. Perfect for sunbathing, Antibes beaches are renowned for their pristine nature and
sandy shores. The coast also provides scenic routes, such as the Chemin des Douaniers, which are suitable for hiking or
walking. The town of Juan-les-Pins was named after the pine tree groves that grow in this area. For those who enjoy
excellent French cuisine, Antibes and Juan-les-Pins have many fine dining establishments and chic bistros with outdoor
Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Villefranche-sur-MerTwo picturesque seaside villages, Villefranche-sur-Mer, with a cheerful harbour, and Beaulieu-sur-Mer, an idyllic
holiday resort, are located less than 10 kilometres (6 miles) from Nice. In the lush Mediterranean setting of palm trees
and vibrant flowers, Villefranche-sur-Mer lures tourists with its lively waterfront buildings and Italian Baroque
church. A small chapel, the Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, with an interior decorated by Jean Cocteau, also adds
to the charm of the region. Beaulieu-sur-Mer is worth a visit just four kilometers from Villefranche-sur-Mer to see
Villa Grecque Kérylos. This stately waterfront villa is a near imitation of the ancient Greek noble house (approximately
2nd-century BC), complete with decoration and furnishings based on artefacts found at archaeological sites.
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