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The Beautiful French Riviera

Have you ever been?...

It's such a beautiful area of the world with so much to see and do!

From Mediterranean sunsets to fishing villages with cliff embedded towns, and a beautiful coastline that will have you mesmerized - all this and more!  Here are 8 of the most amazing towns to visit in the Southeast of France.

Cannes - This elegant and very famous resort city may look modernized but hundreds of years of history were made between this city’s walls. Aside from strolling along the coast of the mile-long La Croisette, dine at one of the many fabulous French restaurants and hike the Massif de l'Esterel, a coastal Mediterranean mountain range.

Cotignac - Nestled between cliffs and two 12th-century towers, it's full of stunning Provencal villages and vineyards. Not much further than the commune, you will find the famous Gorge du Verdon.

Menton - Near the border of Italy, the half-moon bay on the French Riviera is one of Menton’s most enjoyable sites. It is also one of the warmest resorts in the winter. As you wander through town, you may notice all of the citrus trees and giant sculptures. If you happen to be in town for it, don’t miss out on the annual Lemon Festival (Fête du citron).

Nice - One of the first things you must do in this seaport city is head to the Cours Saleya flower market to smell and view all of the gorgeous flowers. Once you’ve had your fill of freshly picked flowers, make your way to view the Roman ruins on Colline du Château. Before you leave Nice, make sure you head to the Promenade for some shopping.

Peillon - This barricaded village sits right in the mountains of the Alpes-Maritimes. Walking through the narrow passageways might get tricky but it’s worth it to see all of the medieval houses, vaulted alleys, and last but not least, the painted wall at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs.

Villefranche-sur-Mer - This alluring 14th-century Niçoise fishing village on the French Riviera is talked about for its deep harbor, charming old town, and wonderful seaport overlooking the gentle Mediterranean waters. Walk down the cobblestone roads until you reach the Citadel St. Elmo and Port de la Darse.

Antibes - As another harbor town, Antibes has one of the most impressive coastlines. It's also home to the Absinthe Museum, the Exflora Museum and the Grimaldi château which is now a museum that contains the works of Pablo Picasso.

Vence - This is a medieval village that definitely showcases its past. When you’re here, visit the Cathedral of Nativity of Saint Mary, The Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, and walk through the old town.

Of course, if you're in this area, you must also take the time to visit the lovely Eze and nearby Monte Carlo and Monaco.  When you're ready to start planning your visit, let me know and I'll be ready to help you get the most out of your trip!

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