The Côte d'Azur, often known in English as the French Riviera, is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France, also including the sovereign state of Monaco. This coastline was one of the first modern resort areas. As a tourist center, French Riviera benefits from 310 to 330 days of sunshine per year.
The Promenade des Anglais is a promenade along the Mediterranean at Nice, France. It extends from the airport on the west to the Quai des États-Unis (United States Quay) on the east, a distance of approximately 7 km. On Sundays, bicyclists, baby strollers, and whole families can be seen out for a stroll along the Promenade. It has also become a favorite place for skateboarders and in-line skaters.
The Avenue Jean Médecin is a street located in the center of Nice, one of the city's main north-south traffic arteries. It constitutes the city's main shopping street and is called "The Avenue" by residents. At the south end of the avenue, it is the historic square, Place Masséna.
Parc de la Colline du Château is the most famous public garden in Nice, and a must-see place for the numerous tourists who visit the city. It offers many amazing panoramas, and provides a beautiful view all day long from sunrise to sundown, highlighting various landscapes depending on where one looks: the Harbor at sunrise, the Promenade des Anglais at sundown.
The Jardin botanique de la Ville de Nice (3.5 hectares), also known as the Jardin botanique de Nice, is a municipal botanical garden, a place for strolling and exploration. The garden offers a remarkable view on the mouth of the Var River and a panorama from the Alps to the Esterel Massif.
Officially named "Casino de Monte-Carlo", the Monte Carlo Casino is a gambling and entertainment complex located in Monaco. It includes a casino, the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo, and the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. (How to get to Monte Carlo from Nice by public transit? In Nice downtown, take tram line T1 to Garibaldi, transfer to Bus 100 at Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain. Get off Bus 100 at Monte Carlo Casino, traveling time is about 45 min, fare $1.65.)
The Prince's Palace of Monaco is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. Every day at 11.55am precisely, on the square in front of the Palace, the traditional ritual of the Changing of the Guard, the Carabiniers du Prince, attracts and delights thousands of spectators.
Monaco Cathedral (French: Cathédrale de Monaco), is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Monaco. The cathedral was built in 1875-1903 and consecrated in 1911, and is on the site of the first parish church in Monaco built in 1252 and dedicated to St. Nicholas.
The Oceanographic Museum (Musée océanographique) is a museum of marine sciences in Monaco-Ville, Monaco. It is home to the Mediterranean Science Commission. The museum was inaugurated in 1910 by Monaco's modernist reformer, Prince Albert I. (to travel back to Nice, you can take Bus 100)
The town is considered the world's capital of perfume. It obtained two flowers in the Concours des villes et villages fleuris contest and was made "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire" (town of art and history). (How to get to Grasse from Nice by public transit? Take train at Nice Railway Station, 1 hour 40 min. Fare: $11)
Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera. It is the host city of the annual Cannes Film Festival, Midem, and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The city is known for its association with the rich and famous, its luxury hotels and restaurants, and for several conferences.