Some amazing facts about Cote d’Azur for tourists
If you are looking for a destination that oozes glamour and opulence with the allures of exceptional climate, dramatic coastal vistas, medieval villages and untamed wilderness or you just need a gorgeous romantic gateway where love is kept simple but perfect, Cote d’Azur is the place to visit. From the glimmering turquoise waters and beautiful sandy beaches to the busy streets and bustling night life, Cote d’Azur offers a thrilling and memorable experience for everyone. Otherwise known as the French Rivera, Cote d’Azur is an amazing stretch of coastline in the southern part of France.
We have listed some facts about Cote d’Azur to help with your choice if considering a perfect place for your holiday.
75 miles of coastline, over 20 miles of Beaches
From private, pebbled coves to the vast stretches of white sandy beaches, Cote d’Azur’s expansive coastline is a beauty to explore, making it perfect for a city-beach vacation.
Cote d’Azur blends culture with modern experience. The city gives you beautiful treats with its Nice carnivals, giving you a pass into its unique social and cultural history.
The Cote d’Azur is the second most popular tourist destinations in France
Paris is arguably the most visited country in the world. In 2017 alone, the city welcomed over 89 million visitors. While Paris attracts millions of tourists yearly, the beauty and allure of Cote d’Azur draw a significant number of those tourists to its warmth. Cote d’Azur is the second most visited destination in France.
Famous artists have drawn inspiration from the coastline
Cote d’Azur has proven to be very popular among great artists over the past hundred years. Among other famous artists who were inspired on the “coast of light” is the great Claude Monet who resided in Antibes where he artistically captured his village from a myriad of different angles. Antibes also hosted Picasso, the great painter, who lived briefly in Chateau Grimaldi.
The perfume capital of the world
Since the 17th century, Grasse, a commune in Cote d’Azur, has held onto its status as the perfume capital of the world. With a labour force of over 2,700 people, Grasse attracts over three million tourists who visit the factories, shops and museums as well as take part in a guided tour from one of the three famous manufacturers–Galimard, Fragonard and Molinard.
Whether you want to take a tour of the wine route or a family cruise, get a hike among the peaks or you just need some inspiration, Cote d’Azur is the perfect destination to explore.