Fly to Cote d’Azur
Fly to Côte D’Azur
Antibes, Cannes, Saint Tropez, Nice: it’s always the right time for a tour of the Côte d’Azur!
The Côte D’Azur (or French Riviera) is famed for its beautiful blues and air of sophistication.
You’ll get familiar with film stars schmoozing on yachts in Cannes and glamorous ladies holidaying in Monaco. Luxwing can bring you to this land of paradise in perfect comfort. We can arrange the best catering for your flight, exclusive transfer with limo and reservation of the most charming hotel.
Here is our selection of the best places in Côte D’Azur.
by Luxwing Communications
Nice is the perfect city to explore on foot. It’s relatively flat, and there are plenty of photogenic places to see. Take a walk along the Promenade Des Anglais which goes along the seafront for several kilometres, passing beach clubs and restaurants. More movement? Climb the steps to Parc De La Colline Du Chateau. The views from up there are stunning, and there’s a waterfall too. Vieux Nice is a labyrinth of skinny streets and tall colourful buildings adorned with rustic shutters. There are luxury boutiques too and lots of gorgeous places
Antibes is one of the liveliest and prettiest on the Riviera with its relaxed beachy feel, thriving superyacht port and gorgeous old town of narrow streets, markets and cafes. Famous for being home to the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, Antibes certainly saw its fair share of glitz, glamour and a touch of the avant-garde through the 20th century. Of all the seaside towns of the Riviera, Antibes is the most recognisable thanks to its iconic skyline. Antibes offers a calmer, more traditional vibe. On the far side of Antibes, golden sandy beaches looked over by modern apartment blocks curve around to the famous Cap d’Antibes, where the gated villas of oligarchs sit along the rocky coast.
Èze is a small village around 30 mins from Nice, with spectacular scenery. It’s nestled in the cliffs high above the sea, and has a labyrinth of beautifully-preserved Medieval stone buildings and alleyways. While it has been modernised enough that you’ll now find hotels, galleries, shops and restaurants, it’s a place that still makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
Another busy and glamorous hotspot in the summer months, St Tropez is almost the opposite in the winter, heading back to its roots as a small fishing port. Vieux Port is a great place to spend the day. You can check out some of the insane super yachts, explore the old-style charm of the town in La Plonche (the fisherman’s quarter) or take a trip to the 17th Century citadel for amazing views. If you’re a foodie you’ll find excellent seafood here!
With its world famous film festival, chic hotels and villas, and port filled with billionaires’ boats, Cannes is full con glamour. Numbers seriously increase during Cannes Film Festival, when a lot of jets land there. Take a wander along La Croisette – a palm tree lined promenade sometimes referred to as the Cannes Catwalk! Head to Le Suquet (Cannes old quarter) and explore the narrow winding streets filled with restaurants and shops. Then take in the beautiful views from the castle at the top. Meanwhile, foodies will love visiting Marché Forville – a bustling covered market with plenty of amazing produce on offer
The best period to land here is during the Formula 1 Grand Prix. But is always a good idea to explore every part of the City of Princes and marvel at its treasures. From the Old Town, lle, an open air museum perched on the famous Rock, to the seaside district of Larvotto and its extension built on land reclaimed from the sea, and the bustling and unique Place du Casino, discover the history of the Grimaldi dynasty.
Menton is a sleepy town in comparison to the likes of Nice and Cannes, but it’s unique position right on the border with Italy. It has a micro-climate a few degrees warmer than the rest of France, and people living there have access to the best produce in both France and Italy, with it being easy to nip over the border to the Italian markets.