Cote d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, is the Mediterranean coastline that stretches around the southeast corner of France. This area has 115 kilometers of coastline, 14 ski resorts, 18 golf courses and more than 3,000 restaurants. This area is most well-known for being home to the best beaches and cities in the world. Cities that encompass Cote d’Azur are Nice, Cannes, and Monaco (which is an independent state).
Originally, the French Riviera served as a winter resort for the British nobility, in order for them to escape the unfavorable weather conditions in their own cities. In the same period, climate-therapy started to rise; the idea that a change in climate could combat diseases such as tuberculosis. A combination of these two factors resulted in major movements of British aristocracy to this area.
Along the years, many noble people visited the establishment; from Queen Victoria and Prince Edward VII, to Napoleon III and Leopold II. Amongst visitors, there are notable painters who visited cote d’Azur, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
Nowadays, many tourists, business people, and locals visit this area. In modern days, there is a diversity of highlights and attractions that are worth visiting while staying in the French Riviera. Apart from the many beaches and resorts, there are plenty of architectural and cultural buildings and opportunities. An example is the rose colored Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa and Gardens, which was designed especially for baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rotschild, daughter of banker Mayer Alphones James de Rothschild. Other interesting buildings are Palais Princier, which is the royal palace of Monaco, and Chateau de Grimaud, Chateau d’Hyeres, Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and Chateau de Bellet which are all medieval buildings
For museums, Musee d’Art Classique de Mougins and Musee des Troupes de Marine are worth visiting. The first covers classical art, and the latter covers history of the French marines.
An interesting event that takes place in the French Riviera is Cannes Film Festival, in Monaco. This annual film festival previews new films of all types of genres, from all around the world, and it is held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
Cote d’Azur is a place with a rich and unique past, home to many beaches and interesting cultural and architectural buildings and museums. The area allows for beautiful pictures, great tours and plenty of recreational activities. A trip to Cote d’Azur would definitely be a unique experience for you and your colleagues. Are you interested in an incentive trip, after reading about this destination? Go through the must-sees that are mentioned below, and request a quotation!