The French Riviera
Holidays on the Côte d’Azur
Travel with DB Autozug to Narbonne or Alessandria, and head straight to your holiday apartment or hotel on the Côte d’Azur on the first morning of your holiday.
Enjoy the holiday of your dreams on the Côte d’Azur
Famous seaside towns are scattered along the Côte d’Azur like pearls on a necklace, from St. Tropez to Antibes, Nice and Monaco. The mild Mediterranean climate has long attracted artists to the region, whose works are on display in the many local museums. Today this coastal area is famous as a retreat for the rich and famous. But beyond the luxurious hotels and restaurants, you’ll find a wealth of natural and cultural sights to discover, from 2300-foot-deep gorges to small islands, magnificent beaches and pleasant cafés. Just a few miles from the coast, the breathtakingly beautiful Maritime Alps begin their ascent. And travellers interested in culture will enjoy the region’s impressive churches and numerous museums featuring famous works of art.
Sightseeing on the Côte d’Azur
You’ll find a wealth of sights to visit all along the 75 miles of coastline framed by the deep-blue Mediterranean Sea. For an authentic taste of the Riviera, take a trip to the charming town of Vallauris, with its ceramic artworks, magnificent Renaissance castle, and the Romanesque chapel where Picasso’s painting “La Guerre et la Paix” is on display. And the port cities of St. Tropez and Monaco offer a glimpse of the glamorous life, with impressive yachts at anchor.
Lifestyle and active holidays
Wake up to a café au lait on the promenade in Cannes or Nice, and your day will be off to a great start. Enjoy a salade niçoise during the day and light Mediterranean cuisine along with a glass of wine in the evening. You can also make your own meal using classic French ingredients from the markets in the region’s idyllic towns and cities. Take a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean or explore some of the region’s numerous hiking and bike paths. Of course, the “Côte” is also perfect for sailing and wind surfing. And the best way to travel in comfort and stay mobile at your destination is with DB Autozug! You can reach the Côte d’Azur by travelling with DB Autozug to Alessandria in Piedmont (roughly 130 miles away) or to Narbonne in southern France (roughly 170 miles away).
Last modified: 09.07.2012