Holidays on the Côte d'Azur
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Why Visit the Côte d'Azur?
Describing this region as merely glamorous is to undervalue its charms. Of course, resorts such as St-Tropez, Ste-Maxime and St-Raphäel have enticed decades of glitterati to their soft, sandy shores, giving rise to an alluring combination of nightlife, high life and world-renowned music and film festivals – but there’s far more behind the glitz and shimmer. The area’s contemporary cultural abundance is matched by its rich history and an enduring respect for tradition.
Beyond the Rich and Famous
Medieval villages such as Cogolin and Grimaud, dominated by its 11th-century château, tap into the historic heartbeat of the area, while the ‘ville tranquille’ of Bandol has long been a seaside retreat for artists and writers, no doubt inspired in part by the wine that flows from local vineyards.
The creative stimulation continues in Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, surrounded by fields of mimosa, jasmine and orange blossom, and Port Grimaud, an architectural experiment known as the Venice of Provence for its canals and waterways. Alternatively, spend some time in Cogolin on the slopes of the Massif des Maures, a picturesque Provençal village celebrated for its fabric artisans and natural produce, from wine to cork, drawn from the fertile surrounding landscape.
As well as the Côte d’Azur’s popularity with the jet set, there’s also a wealth of dramatic scenery. From the picturesque fishing village of Cassis you can strike out along the coast towards Marseille to admire France’s highest sea cliffs and the spectacular views around the hiking trails of the Calanques. There’s also the lovely little seaside town of Agay, memorable for the hills, mountains and red cliffs of the surrounding Massif de l’Esterel and one of the most scenic coast roads in France.