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February 23rd, 2015 | by Serge Cowan

Top 8 Things to Do in the French Riviera

When you think of the French Riviera, words such as luxury, relaxation, romance and beauty spring to mind. The area is a favourite haunt for celebrities, and holidaymakers flock here to take advantage of the wonderful climate and stunning setting. It is common for those who have enjoyed holidays here to look for luxury villas for sale in the French Riviera, and with so much on offer, why wouldn’t you?

If you are interested in looking for properties for sale in the French Riviera, then it’s important that you know what attractions and activities there are to enjoy throughout the year. Here are some of the best:

1. Monte Carlo Casino
One of the most famous casinos in the world, this is a fantastic venue to have some fun. People travel from all over the globe to enjoy an evening here. Roulette, poker tournaments and slot machines are available in this opulent and decadent casino – so why not have a little flutter? If you’re feeling daring, you can even join the James Bond types and play for high stakes!

2. Illes d’Hyeres
These three islands, between St. Tropez and Toulon, each have something different to offer. Ille de Levant boasts a famous nudist colony, Port Cross is great for nature lovers – as this is a national park – and Porguerolles is the largest of the three islands. Cars are banned here and this makes it the ideal place to take in the natural beauty of the islands views, either on foot or while riding a bicycle.

3. Create Your Own Perfume
Grasse is one of the most famous perfume making locations in the world. Visit Grasse and you will find three different perfumiers that offer the opportunity for you to make your very own perfume. Choose your favourite scents that, when combined, will create a perfume that is unique to you.

4. The Bay of Angels
From this vantage point, you can see the whole of Nice. This is a great spot for watching sunsets and sunrises. Visit this picturesque region as part of a leisurely walk and enjoy the coastal views.

5. Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in St Jean Cap Ferrat
This fantastically luxurious villa is home to the amazing art collection of Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. In addition to the art collection, visitors can enjoy the wonderfully landscaped gardens and picturesque hillside views. Porcelain and china collections are also exhibited here.

6. Luxury Beach Beds
Spending time at the beach is one of the best and most popular ways to while away the hours in the French Riviera. To add a touch of decadence to this experience, book a luxury beach bed. These are comfortable, double, four-poster beds right there on the beach. Hiring a luxury beach bed comes with your very own personal waiter service, meaning you can just lay back and relax. This can also be a romantic gesture if you are spending time in the French Riviera with the one you love.

7. Visit Monaco
The sovereign state of the French Riviera sits on the border to Italy. This beautiful part of the world is well-known for Formula One racing, as well as being a hot spot for the rich and famous. In addition to this, Monaco has a diverse range of museums and parks to explore, so a visit here is well worth your time.

8. Sail from Port Vaubin
This is, without doubt, one of the most stunning harbours in the area. You can enjoy watching the yachts from the harbour side, book a ride on a yacht or hire your own sailing boat for the day. You can also enjoy a spot of lunch at one of the many wonderful restaurants you will find around the harbour.

If you are currently looking at property for sale in the French Riviera, you can be sure that once you have your own luxury villa you will find plenty of fun and interesting activities to fill your time.

Serge Cowan

Serge Cowan

Managing Director and Founder

Serge has an extensive marketing background, after a broadcasting career, Serge moved into marketing where he worked for BSkyB & a number of leading Public Relations agencies.
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