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Côte d’Azur France Pass: 5 top activities not to miss during your stay

The Pass Côte d’Azur France unlocks a host of unforgettable experiences for you to enjoy with family or friends, whether on a weekend break or holiday! Museums, excursions, cultural or sporting events, this precious pass gives you access to all the unmissable sites on the Côte d’Azur and lets you (re)discover more than 100 activities between sea and mountains.

A boat trip to St-Marguerite island from Cannes

📅 All year
📍 Quai Laubeuf in Cannes


Set sail for the Lérins islands from the Laubeuf quay or the old port of Cannes, and head for Sainte-Marguerite island! After a fifteen-minute boat ride, you will arrive on the largest of the islands, with picture-postcard vistas. Scents from the umbrella pines and cedars greet your arrival on the wild island. In this protected environment, Le Batéguier pond is home to many migratory birds. If you take one of the botanical paths leading to the beaches, you will discover the main species of Mediterranean flora. The Royal Fort, built by Richelieu, is an incredible monument to explore. Historically used as a State prison, it is now home to the Museum of the Sea and displays undersea archaeological collections. The famous cell of the Man in the Iron Mask is also there.  Why was this mysterious prisoner incarcerated for eleven years? Who was he? Can you solve the mystery?

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Dive into the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

📅 All year
📍 Avenue Saint-Martin in Monaco


Built into the side of the cliff, the Oceanographic Museum gracefully overlooks the Mediterranean sea. While your toddlers will love discovering the colourful fish, affectionate turtles and impressive sharks. Young adventurers will also be amazed by the Polar Expedition temporary exhibition.

The exhibition takes us on a journey to discover the secrets of the North and South Poles and discover the people who inhabit or explore these icy lands.  The adventure includes a unique immersive and interactive experience: journey with a mother polar bear and her cubs, dive under the ice pack to swim alongside whales… It really feels as though you are there!

The magic ends amid the enchanting northern lights. The exhibition also raises our awareness of the consequences of global warming on biodiversity and people. The aim is to improve our understanding so that we can more act more proactively.

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A guided cruise from Nice to Villefranche-sur-Mer

📅 From May to November 7 included.
📍 Quai Lunel in the Port of Nice


During a stunning one-hour coastal tour with commentary, you will be swept away by the dream setting of the Bay of Angels. The tour starts at the port of Nice and takes you from the Cap de Nice to the famous bay of Villefranche. Dominating the bay, the citadel of Villefranche-sur-Mer dates from the 16th century and is classified as a historical Monument. On the seafront, it gives way to the ochre façades and yellow shutters of the houses. The blue sky contrasts with the sun which peaks through the narrow streets. In the distance, the Page des Marinières and the Plage de Passable are among the most beautiful beaches on the Côte d’Azur. Amid glimpses of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, you’ll have time to admire the sailing yachts, hidden villages and the beautiful Mediterranean flora. As the Promenade des Anglais comes into view, the Negresco hoteland its façade classified as a historical monument will be visible from the boat. Barnet Venet’s work of art majestically takes centre stage, with its nine oblique lines that meet at the top, symbolising the nine valleys of the County of Nice. The sea cruise from Nice to Villefranche-sur-Mer reconnects you with the warm colours of a dazzling south and the views of the coastline are simply breathtaking!

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A safari on foot through the Monts d’Azur Reserve in Thorenc

📅 Outside school holidays: Wednesday to Sunday
During school holidays: every day
📍 The Monts d’Azur Reserve in Thorenc


Save your flip-flops and swimming costume for the beach, here you will need to wear your most comfortable shoes!  A guided walking safari plunges you into the purest, most unique natural environment in Europe. Marvel at the bison, the Przewalski’s horses, red dear, fallow deer, elk and wild boar, as you stroll through the wooded plains looking for signs of animal life. No fences, no barriers. Here, wildlife is totally free to roam. You will be able to observe the behaviour of wild animals in their natural environment and your nature guide will use the opportunity to talk about the fragility of this biodiversity that we need to preserve. Visiting the Monts d’Azur Nature reserveand especially communing the wildlife is a memorable, even unforgettable experience. Spring is the best time to enjoy the antics of the newly born animals in the lush plains with your family.

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Spend the day in the Village des Fous in Villeneuve-Loubet

📅 From April 09 to November 13.
📍 Espace La Vanade in Villeneuve-Loubet


Get ready to bounce, climb and slide, but above all laugh! The Village des Fous is a theme park with 49 sensational attractions for young and old that will make you completely dotty! A total of 6 new areas, now dubbed ‘districts,’ have been revamped to ensure that no attraction or discovery area is overlooked. And each district offers unique experiences and many new attractions. While the toddler district is for your barmy little ones, aged 4 or more, the aquatic district gives you the chance to cool off with the water attractions and hurtle down the water slides. The vertigo district has two exceptional new attractions: the ‘Aérolienne’ an automated zipline which hoists you up and propels you to the park entrance, before taking you back to your starting point; then there’s the air-flotte, a flying boat that leaps into a pond after a dizzying drop at 60 km/h. With its two pedal go-kart tracks, the freewheeling district lets children to take on their parents, or the other way around! In the Village des Fous, the absurd is king and madness is a family way of life!

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