The French Riviera or the Côte d'Azur, extending from Hyères or Bandol in the West to Menton near the Italian border, is one of the oldest resort areas in the world—the playground of the rich and famous. During the first half of the 20th century, it was also a haven to such artists as Colette, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Edith Wharton and Somerset Maugham. Today, it is a mecca for stars and starlets whether they are Paris Hilton, Bruce Willis or Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
The best time to visit is in the spring, early summer or in the fall, when the hordes of tourists and paparazzi are absent, and the region's treasures can be fully appreciated. French Links Tours prides itself on showing the best of the French Riviera, whether it's the Matisse Museum and Matisse Chapel in Vence, the villas of the Reinachs and the Rothschilds, or the museums and shrines created by Picasso and Jean Cocteau.
While we do book hotels and tours in Cannes, our favourite city on the French Riviera is Nice, with its beach-front Promenade des Anglais and its elegant hotels, cafés and Michelin-starred restaurants. Nice has undergone a major face-lift, with a new tram-way system, and several new art museum renovations and openings. We can also arrange your travel program in Saint Tropez, but do book early—this is the Riviera's hottest summer destination. If on the other hand, you wish to have a customized program with tours, transfers, hotel or apartment bookings, and restaurants, please note that we can arrange a detailed itinerary that includes the best of Saint-Tropez, Nice, Cannes, Monte Carlo, and Menton, as well as the hill towns of Gazin, Eze, Saint Paul de Vence, Vence and Valbonne.
With French Links Tours, you have the choice of renting a fully-staffed private villa, a private yacht, or a stunning hotel-resort with spa and gastronomic restaurant. We can arrange for you to also go by helicopter from Nice Airport to Monte Carlo, as well as to visit the private islands of Porquerolles and the Iles du Levant by boat or small aircraft.
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