6 must-see French Riviera beauties

The sweetest summer playground and home for many rich and famous, the French Riviera with its chic and sultry beaches, prestigious party events and gastronomic affairs seems to attract the rich and the famous with the turn of every calendar. From the couture shops and cinematic appeal of Cannes to the fast pace of the Grand Prix in Monaco, the gardens of St Paul de Vence and the sugar draped sandy shores of St Tropez, the French Riviera is a spectacle not to be missed.

French Riviera

Nice

The jewel of the Riviera

Nice awaits you, the jewel of the Riviera with its gorgeous cobbled streets lined with chic boutiques and perfect patisseries. From the second you glimpse Nice you are sure to fall in love. Spend the day perusing modern art in the galleries, enjoy a salade Niçoise in the shade of the Old Town and splash the cash on wild blooms and delicate perfumes at the Cours Saleya market. When evening seeps in to stain the sky head towards the Promenade des Anglais for a glass of champagne to watch the dusk fold in.

St Paul de Vence

Floral calm and cottages

Discover a calmer side of the Riviera with a day trip to the picture perfect and floral calm of St Paul de Vence. Enjoy a leisurely morning with a good book in hand and mimosa breakfast. When you feel the need to stretch your legs meander through the hilltop winding streets of this cozy little hub. Duck in and out of art galleries, fall in love with the golden colored cottages and dine on the most delectable Provencal dishes in the honeysuckled little eateries that adorn the streets.

St Paul de Vence

Cannes

Michelin magic and couture flair

Cool, chic and as collected as it gets, Cannes certainly knows how to throw a party. This is the place to rub shoulders with the rich and famous, to witness the delights of the silver screen and to wander timeless medieval streets adorned with Michelin magic and haut couture flair. After a bespoke brunch head to Boulevard de la Croisette for a spot of designer shopping, pick a Michelin restaurant for lunch and then spend the rest of the afternoon lapping up the sun on one of the best beaches in town.

Cannes

St Tropez

Play at being Brigitte Bardot

Walk in the footsteps of Brigitte Bardot as you arrive in perfectly poised St Tropez. After a morning of pampering at the spa, step outside feeling like a Hollywood dream. Spend the day playing in the once peaceful fishing village, linger over a coffee in one of the darling bistros on Place des Lices, sip cocktails under a bright parasol on the famous white sands of Plage Pampelonne and spend the evening dressed to impress as you indulge in the legendary nightlife of star studded St Tropez.

St Tropez

Monaco

Roll the dice a la Bond style

Everyone dreams of visiting Monaco; this infamous star burning bright on the Riviera is one of the most coveted addresses in the whole world. With its palatial wonder, its glitzy coastline and its casinos that bring in the high flyers you can be sure that opulence awaits. Step inside the cool marble Palais Princier, splurge on the hottest catwalk trends and don’t leave without trying your hand with lady luck at the glamorous casino straight out of a Bond movie.

Monaco

Eze

Crumbling castles and vintage fabrics

Come to Eze, a poet and painters dream. Set atop a dramatic vista around the crumbling ruins of a 12th century castle, this little spot is as photogenic as it gets. Wander through the fragrant gardens, twist and turn down hidden streets and trace your fingers along vintage fabrics that you are sure to never find again. In the late afternoon the cool hues of the waters are calling for one final sunset dip in the golden and blues of the Mediterranean sea.

Eze

Carl Sputh is the Captain of MYStarfire.

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  1. Leanne says:

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful places. If I had to have a top three it would be Cannes, St Tropez and St Paul de Vence.

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