French Riviera Day Trips
The French Riviera is one of the most famous coastlines in the world. It brings to mind breath-taking scenery, exclusive five star resorts, millionaire mansions and vivid colours which make it a favourite destination for artists. French Riviera Day trips from Nice or Cannes are plentiful and you can travel to all the French Riviera resorts as well as trips across the boarder to Italy.
World famous cities line the coast: Nice with it’s annual carnival, Cannes with it’s international film festival and Monaco with it’s Formula 1 Grand Prix.
If it’s your first visit to the French Riviera then Nice or Cannes would be top destinations. Both of these resorts have excellent public transport systems and are on the main coastal rail line which runs from St Raphael to Monaco. From Nice you can also catch the bus 100 which takes you along the lower corniche road. From the lower corniche road you will get magnificent views across the bay at Villefranche and of course the approach to Monaco and Monte Carlo.
For those looking for a beach then Cannes has the sandy beach along the Croisette and close to all the main hotels while Nice boasts the wonderful beach overlooking the Baie des Anges albeit not sand but pebbles.
The Travel Basics
A general description would be the coastline of the south eastern corner of France. The Riviera extends from Menton to Cassis in the West. Amongst other resorts, the French Riviera contains the seaside resorts of Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and St Tropez.
Holidays on the Cote D’Azur
From the UK it’s probably easier and less expensive to organise your own French Riviera holidays as there are hundreds of choices available for booking flights, hotels and rental accommodation. If you decide to stay in Nice, Cannes or Monaco then Nice International airport is probably your best flight destination.
In fact Nice airport is suitable for all Riviera destinations although the cost of resort transfer will obviously be a consideration. Toulon Hyères airport or Marseille Provence International are other possibilities if you are heading for Saint Tropez or the surrounding district. There is no rail link to Saint Tropez and the nearest train station direct from Nice is Saint Raphael.