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Côte d'Azur

Listed under Coastlines in Nice, France.

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Côte d'Azur, or the French Riviera, was first popularised by the English aristocrats of the 19th century for its temperate climate in winter. It is now more popular in the summer - an area synonymous with immense wealth, sunshine and the 'good life', as well as for its blue if sometimes scummy waters. This is not it's only downside. The Côte d'Azur suffers from overcrowding and traffic jams, especially around the holiday season. There are numerous medieval stone villages - quaint if touristy - to be found in the hills, such as Eze and St Paul de Vence, and it is still possible to find some tranquillity. However, sensible people buzz around in helicopters and stay on yachts - a fact that has recently disturbed even the long suffering natives of its most famous seaside town, St Tropez.

For a selection of the best places to stay on the Côte d'Azur, visit The Hotel Guru.

Written by  katie_f.

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“Do the Walk, Hit the Beach in France”

By Vincent Crump for The Sunday Times First Published 3rd May 2009 Mule, monsieur? Mule?” Georges Tibert, pro­prietor of Le Saint-Yves, in Ste-Agnès, on the Côte d’Azur, has the dirtiest trousers of any restaurateur I’ve met. He is not offering me the… Read more...

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