Activities and Family Activities in French Riviera
This is where rustic glamour was invented: a balmy playground, equally endowed with show-off glitz and craggy, pine-clad coastline. Beautiful beaches stretch east from Hyères towards the Italian border; the celebrated hot spots – Cannes, Nice and Monte Carlo – are synonymous with unashamed ostentation, and have Italianate architecture and rock-star villas to match. When the boats and Bulgari get too much, you can retreat to the region’s mediaeval villages. Èze, Mougins and Saint-Paul- de-Vence crown the cypress-dotted hills, all quaint cobbled alleys, casual cafés and ruined ramparts. The one thing you can’t escape is the Mediterranean, its blue brilliance a timeless lure, whether you’re Pablo Picasso or Paris Hilton.
The French Riviera is a major yachting and cruising area with several marinas along its coast. According to the Côte d'Azur Economic Development Agency, each year the Riviera hosts 50 percent of the world's superyacht fleet, with 90 percent of all superyachts visiting the region's coast at least once in their lifetime.
Easy relaxation, sporting exploits, jubilation and well-being, are just some of the thrills you'll experience in the Alpes d’Azur: hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, canyoning, white water sports, rock climbing and mountaineering, potholing, adventure circuits, via ferrata, bungee jumping. What could be better than exploring the riches of the French Riviera - from the coastline to the mountain tops - with a rucksack, 4000 km of clearly marked paths await you.
Paths, tracks and trails in the Alpes-Maritimes thread through wonderful natural landscapes. Just make up your own itinerary between vale and river, forest and meadow, village and hamlet. From classic canoeing to the excitement of rafting, via tubing and hot-dogs, hydrospeed and floating, all white water sports can be enjoyed in the rivers and torrents of the Alpes d'Azur - at your own pace and your own level.