We are going to tell you what brings 11 million tourists to the Côte d’Azur every year.
The Côte d’Azur is the region with the least rainfall in France!
This detail matters to holiday-makers who come from all over the world looking for good weather. Its geographical location between the sea and the mountains, its pleasant Mediterranean climate and its art de vivre make it a much cherished region. Here you will find unmissable spots, picturesque villages overlooking the valley and mythical towns known the world over. You cannot fail to be spellbound.
The Côté d’Azur, a harmonious blend of nature, culture and art de vivre.
Coming to the “French Riviera” or “Côte d’Azur” means you can spend one day on a hike exploring the Parc du Mercantour and the next one playing at being a star on the beaches of Cannes or boarding a boat for an exceptional excursion. You can also wander along the Cours Saleya in Nice and try all of the local culinary specialities, go for a dip in the sea and visit the Matisse museum.
The region is full of activities to suit all age groups, all preferences and all budgets.
Nice is a city that is packed with history and its popularity is not new. Queen Victoria (Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 to 1901) came here to walk along the seafront, at the time lined with greenery, gardens and dirt tracks. The queen, charmed by the mild climate and luminosity of the region, used to invite her aristocratic friends to join her for holidays. And this is how the Promenade des Anglais came to be. Then the dirt track along the seafront gave way to many hotels, casinos and villas. Enlivened by an English community, Nice was gradually built.
Since its creation in 1887 the fine Promenade des Anglais has been the iconic place to be in Nice. It is a huge factor in the city’s international appeal. This promenade was the first ever urban seafront development and has gone on to influence other coastal cities the world over.
Moreover, Nice, capital of tourism, wants the Promenade des Anglais to be classified a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2021. The distinction will preserve it for the enjoyment of tourists and citizens of the city of Nice.