Pictures of the French Riviera
The Cote d’Azur, or the French Riviera as it’s also referred, extends along the Mediterranean roughly from the Italian border over to Cassis in Southeast France. There are almost 50 towns and villages on the Cote d’Azur, even though not all are on the sea themselves. Some of them are up in the mountains overlooking the towns below. The landscape is some of the most stunning in the world. These pictures of the French Riviera don’t do it justice, but you get the idea.
The most notable towns along the Cote d’Azur are Toulon, St. Tropez, St. Maxine, Antibes, Cap d’Antibes, Cannes, Jean-les-Pins, Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, Eze, Cap d’Ail, Monaco and Menton. And most of these are easy day trips from Nice itself. These are great options if you are planning a week or weekend in Nice and want to explore further.
This area has been home of international royalty and the international jet-set crowd since the late 1700’s when the English used to flock here for health benefits. Now-a-days you have the likes of Elton John, Tina Turner, Bono and Edge from U2 occasionally living in these parts.
The South of France is a photographer’s paradise. You will find some of the most beautiful landscapes here and the French Riviera was often a source of inspiration for painters such as Chagall, Picasso and Matisse, and writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, D.H. Laurence, and James Joyce, due to the soft sunlight and pleasant temperatures.
The Cote d’Azur receives around 300 days of sunlight a year and you’ll find mild temperatures year round. Nice’s International Airport (NCE) services this part of southeast France. The South of France is a photographer’s paradise. I hope you enjoy the assortment of pictures of the French Riviera.