Land of emotions and sensations, the Côte d’Azur owes a lot of its success to the exceptional diversity of activities. Whether you love culture, nature, sport, food or shopping you’ll find a wide range of activities to enjoy on the Côte d’Azur. Alone, with family or friends, be inspired by the activities available on the Côte d’Azur!
THE CÔTE D’AZUR
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR EVERY DESIRE!
ART AND CULTURE
Land of inspiration for artists from all over the world, the Côte d'Azur offers an extraordinary cultural and artistic heritage that embraces every era. Satisfy your curiosity, discover museums with exceptional collections, travel through towns and villages to explore exceptional sites and monuments or learn about the intense love affair between the Côte d'Azur and the cinema.
Between the sea and mountains, the Côte d'Azur offers a wide choice of leisure activities to share as a family! Enjoy some special moments on the Côte d'Azur whatever the season. Both young and old will enjoy the large range of cultural, sporting, fun or creative activities for every desire! Follow the guide... Here are our tips for discovering the Côte d'Azur with your family!
FLOWERS AND PERFUMES
Grasse is the world capital of perfumery... and the Côte d'Azur is the land of perfumes. When you organize your stay or your holiday on the Côte d'Azur, don’t forget to plan a visit to Grasse to discover its perfumeries... and learn how to create your own perfume in an olfactory workshop!
A unique place for everyone that enjoys water activities, the Côte d'Azur boasts an exceptional natural environment with nearly 200 kilometres of coastline, six islands, exceptional sea beds and more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Hiking, diving, snorkelling, paddleboarding, sailing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, kayaking, jet-skiing, water skiing, parasailing, boat trips and even sea fishing... there’s something for everyone! With family or friends, whether you are a beginner or more experienced, fill up on sensations on the Côte d’Azur!
NATURE & SENSATIONS ACTIVITIES
A unique place for all lovers of outdoor activities and the great outdoors, the Côte d'Azur enjoys an exceptional natural environment set between the sea and the mountains – whatever the season. Hiking, trail, mountain biking, tree climbing, via ferrata, zip line, paragliding, canyoning, rafting, caving... there is something for everyone! With family or friends, fill up on sensations and nature on the Côte d’Azur!
GASTRONOMY AND WINE
The Côte d’Azur is known and loved for its culinary specialities. In the same way it inspired the great masters of painting, it is now a land of great chefs. Enter the world of flavours, southern produce between the sea and mountains. The mix of authenticity and creativity gives this sunshine cuisine real style.
Live your passion to the full on the Côte d'Azur! Land of sport 365 days a year, every year the Côte d’Azur holds around forty high level sporting events. The range of sports is as varied as the diversity of its landscapes that stretch from the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Mercantour National Park. Whether you are a passionate sports and adventure enthusiast or a professional sportsperson, your stay on the Côte d'Azur will undoubtedly mean passion and performance!
PARKS AND GARDENS
The diversity of its landscapes and the mildness of the climate have made the Alpes-Maritimes a land of choice for gardens and gardeners alike. In the last century the English introduced exotic species making mosaics in which the world’s gardens are juxtaposed. From natural parks to exceptional gardens, discover one of the most dazzling faces of the Côte d’Azur.
With all its heritage and the infinite possibilities for cultural visits, the Côte d’Azur also offers great shopping in boutiques where special finds and new designs happily rub shoulders.... Young designers, craftspeople and the most prestigious brands can all be found in the shopping meccas of the Côte d'Azur. We’ll tell you all about them: here are our 100% shopping tips for the Côte d’Azur!
TOP EVENTS ON THE CÔTE D'AZUR
Festivals and carnivals, fireworks, concerts and mega shows, magical places under the stars, major international sporting or artistic events, glamour, glitz and crazy atmospheres, passion for games and outings... Events are in the Côte d'Azur’s DNA. Discover the major events of the year on the Côte d’Azur.
CÔTE D'AZUR, LAND OF CINEMA
Silence! Action! The Côte d'Azur puts on a show... Every year, all over the world the spotlight is on the Cannes Film Festival, its famous red carpet and the procession of stars - but let's not forget that the Côte d'Azur has enjoyed an intense love affair with cinema for over a century! From mythical film locations to top events - everything you need to know about the Côte d'Azur and the cinema.