FRENCH RIVIERA (COTE D’AZUR)
Wander at random through the narrow streets of the French Riviera the old town and then stroll along the famous "Promenade" in Nice. At La Meranda enjoy the posh peasant food by Dominic le Stanc.
A word which evoke a magical dream world; Monte-Carlo will allow you to discover the many facets of the Principality of Monaco.
Although not always recognized and sometimes misunderstood,
The Grand Prix of Monaco is a great mythical race that all the pilots dream to win on the circuit of the Principality.
What To See
No trip to
Chagall, Matisse, Picasso galleries.
The essential Palais Princier in
The Roman-Byzantine Cathedral of
Feel the freedom of nature at the St.Martin’s Gardens
The Casino is
Chaliapine, Garden, Schipa, Dalla Rizza, Gigli, Lubin, Muzio, Thill, and Pons
No trip to
Gamble to the famous Casino surrounded by magnificent beds of flowers and plants.
Designed by Charles Garnier, the legendary architect who also built the majestic Paris Opera, the Monte-Carlo Casino was dedicated from the outset to the art of gaming. With its frescoes in the style of Boucher, its bas-reliefs, sculptures and caryatids, and an astonishing gold and marble atrium, the architecture exerts an unforgettable emotional impact.
The tradition continues to this day, and Monte-Carlo remains an authentic reference point for dedicated gamblers. Trente et quarante, Chemin de fer, Banque ΰ deux tables, English roulette and, of course, European roulette renew the legend of the hundred-year-old-Casino.
Relax and enjoy the crystal waters of the un-crowded beaches at the quiet seaside village,
International tourist mecca, St. Tropez's mythical tame has played a largepart in the renown of the whole
In St. Tropez everything is famous:
sip Pastis under the plane trees.
Come in May, June or September if you don’t like the crowds and one can take the time to admire the charming little streets and alleys among numerous other things.
September 1946... The first International Film Festival. It should have begun in 1939, but the world was overrun by war. Right from the start, it was an outstanding success. The world capital of the 7th Art was born, ant its sacred temple, the "Palais des Festivals", unrolls its red carpet every spring down the 24 steps of the world's most famous staircase.
It has been a rendez-vous for all the great stars and for all fans who want to see them in flesh and blood, who delight in the jewels ands spangles that adorn the dresses created by the greatest designers.
Shopping, a Tradition
Leave your magical yacht for a couple of hours to throw a wondrous glance at La Croisette and decide to meander to the center of the city. Your feet set your pace in harmony with what your eyes behold. Every street corner has something to add, starting the elegant shops along the way.
Cannes quite rightly, is often considered on extension of the shopper's dream, the Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris; Haute couture, jewellery, leatherwork, beauty salons, interior decoration stores, one after the other.
Behind La Croisette is the rue d'Antibes, a jewel of a shopping street, distinguished by its urban elegance, heightened by recent renovation. Some of the cross-streets with their smart boutiques are pedestrian walks made for strolling and shopping.