Luxury on the French Riviera
Luxury comes in many forms and can be found in many places. The French Riviera (Côte d’Azur) is one of the few on earth that embodies the true meaning of luxury. How do we know? Well, ask your favourite Hollywood star and they’ll tell you that it is one of their favourite holiday destinations. Now if they love it, who are we to say otherwise, right? Ok, let’s face it, we can’t afford the level of luxury these celebrities do, so here are some ideas for reasonable luxury on the French Riviera for your next vacation. Though you’ll still have to save for them.
Monte Carlo Beach
The Monte Carlo Beach is considered to be one of the most fashionable beaches in French Riviera that has been frequented throughout the years by both Royalty and Celebrity. The perfect spot to pull out your straw fedora and Oliver Peoples sunglasses and enjoy the sun. Along the beach lies the Monte Carlo Beach hotel that has a history that dates back to the twenties. Its location along the beach offers white imported sand, jet skiing, paragliding and other beach sports. Ideal times to visit are between July and August.
Said to be the playground of millionaires, St. Tropez is known for its nude beaches and as the place where actress Brigitte Bardot was discovered. Each year in September, a regatta is held in the bay of St Tropez which attracts all the luxurious yachts. This event is one of the main tourist attractions in the area. Tropezien beaches are numerous and offer activities like windsurfing, sailing, canoeing and some even motorized water sports and underwater sports like scuba diving.
For those with a taste for fine art, the Oceanographic Museum dedicated to Marine Science and oceanography and has collections of tanks containing all imaginable fish and other marine creatures. A visit to the museum would last about 2.5 hours which is enough for you to you can admire the 90 pools that grace the facility. One of the latest instalments is the Shark Lagoon- a 450 cubic meters pool that reveals diverse coral reefs and its fauna. Entrance from €11 for adults and €5 for children.
Tired of beaches and museums, and then have a blast at the Nice Carnival which is one of the main winter events in the French Riviera. Lasting from February to March, the carnival provides entertainment from over 1,000 musicians and dancers from all over the world.
Luxury on the French Riviera is as diverse as the place itself so start preparing now and you just might catch a glimpse of one or two of your favourite celebrities while you’re there.