From the sea to the mountains, you’ll love the most beautiful natural sites on the Côte d’Azur! Here, nature reigns supreme. From its unspoilt islands, jewels surrounded by the Mediterranean, to its headlands sprinkled with beaches and creeks, protected natural parks, gorges and the Mercantour lakes… The different natural landscapes are grandiose on the Côte d’Azur. Discover these natural sites and you will discover another Côte d’Azur in the heart of a protected natural heritage.
THE CÔTE D’AZUR
EXCEPTIONAL NATURAL SITES!
FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR
The Côte d’Azur offers a great getaway for those wishing to spend the day in harmony with the sea and tides and the song of cicadas on the many islands. Take a quick tour of these jewels in the Mediterranean. Here are the islands not to be missed during your stay on the Côte d’Azur!
BREATHE: DIRECTION MERCANTOUR!
Last link in the Southern Alps before they plunge into the Mediterranean, the Mercantour National Park has some of the richest biodiversity of any natural area in France. The Mercantour contains almost 40,000 prehistoric rock engravings spread over 15 km² around Mont-Bego. This group of Bronze Age engravings is listed as a historic monument. Welcome to the Vallée des Merveilles 2,300 meters above sea level!
MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR
The Côte d’Azur is aptly named: the clear waters of our beautiful azure blue sea is reflected in the admiring eyes of the whole world when they visit. And if we had to rank them, it would be impossible to separate all these little corners of paradise. So this list of the most beautiful beaches on the Côte d'Azur is just a starting point from which to discover these sublime and unspoilt places from the east to the west of our beautiful coast.
WHERE TO SWIM IN THE RIVER
In summer, the heat hits the Côte d'Azur. The locals have a natural cool solution: take a dip in fresh water rivers on the Côte d'Azur – choose from among the thirty streams, lakes and rivers the destination offers! Places that are also great for seasoned swimmers in the low season... Here is our selection of the 7 most beautiful river bathing sites on the Côte d’Azur.
THE TOP 10 THINGS TO SEE OR DO IN THE ESTÉREL
Some say that it is a sanctuary... The Massif de l’Estérel is one of the most beautiful natural areas on the Côte d'Azur. Winter or summer, the Estérel offers you a wide range of sporting and fun activities for young and old alike. Here are our Top 10 things to see and do in the Estérel!