The French Riviera
The French Riviera (known in French as the Côte d’Azur) is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France, extending from Cassis in the west to the Italian border in the east where the Italian Riviera joins. The principality of Monaco is a semi-enclave within the region, surrounded on three sides by France and fronting the Mediterranean.
This coastline was one of the first modern resort areas thanks to its Mediterranean climate with sunny, hot, dry summers and mild winters. Nice for example has 2,668 hours of sunshine a year.
You can visit three countries in one day !
There are not too many places in the world where you can visit three countries in mere minutes. Since the Principality of Monaco is located on the French Riviera and has an area of just 2.02 km, it’s literally within walking distance of France and biking distance to Italy.
One incredible fact is that in one day, you can have breakfast in Monaco, lunch in Italy and dinner in France!
Discover the secrets of the Côte d’Azur with its well preserved medieval villages perched on mountain tops, glamourous Cannes with its festival, Grasse which is known as the world’s perfume capital, Monaco with the alluring Casino and, Le Palais, so glam!
Then explore the beautiful Italian coast and visit San Remo. The colorful market presents a fabulous opportunity for shopping. Try some of the best flavors of the Italian cuisine in one of the many local restaurants.