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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 holiday in French Riviera?

A: If discovering the hidden gems around the region of Alpes-Maritimes or elsewhere is your main priorty this holiday, 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 holiday 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 holiday to French Riviera?

A: There's plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation 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 holiday 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 holiday to French Riviera?

A: Our holiday 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 favourite with travellers and locals alike.

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




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Hotel Martinez in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt SG$509
Reviewed on 27 Feb,2020
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Hotel Martinez in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Hotel Martinez in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

     
    4.6 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Fabulous hotel! Staff were excellent, especially Ahmed who was particularly gracious.

    Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée SG$326
    Reviewed on 4 Mar,2020
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    Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

    Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

       
      4.6 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Wonderful location, 10 minute walk to old town, bus (1.50 euro) to airport. beautiful pool and adequate gym. Friendly and kind staff. Will be back.

      Westminster Hotel & Spa SG$241
      Reviewed on 13 Jun,2020
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      Westminster Hotel & Spa

      Westminster Hotel & Spa

         
        4.2 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nice balcony with seaviews. Gym wasnt open but there is a huge promenade just outside the hotels doorstep. Nice breakfast.

        Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes SG$284
        Reviewed on 3 Nov,2019
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        Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes

        Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes

        2, boulevard Jean Hibert, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes
           
          3.9 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Enjoyable experience with beach views as close as you can get to the waterfront. Perfect and reasonably priced for the Nice area. Would recommend to a friend!

          Albert 1'er Hotel Nice, France SG$118
          Reviewed on 15 Mar,2020
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          Albert 1'er Hotel Nice, France

          Albert 1'er Hotel Nice, France

             
            4.2 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.

            Eden Hôtel & Spa Cannes SG$171
            Reviewed on 17 Nov,2019
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            Eden Hôtel & Spa Cannes

            Eden Hôtel & Spa Cannes

               
              4.0 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Everything was very clean and food was great! The spa was too crowded and not enough chairs.

              Nemea Appart Hotel Cannes Palais SG$240
              Reviewed on 17 Feb,2020
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              Nemea Appart Hotel Cannes Palais

              Nemea Appart Hotel Cannes Palais

                 
                4.6 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Great hotel just a few minutes walk from the train station. Location is great for access to the beaches and port areas too-approx 10 minute walk to both. Stayed as a family of 4-kids had a double pull out bed in the lounge which was perfect for them and we had a fabulous queen bed, very comfortable. ...

                Best Western Plus Cannes Riviera Hotel & Spa SG$178
                Reviewed on 26 Oct,2019
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                Best Western Plus Cannes Riviera Hotel & Spa

                Best Western Plus Cannes Riviera Hotel & Spa

                   
                  4.0 of 5
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                  Small and Quirky Shops restaurants easy walking distance

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