French Riviera: walking across a symbolic region
the french riviera - cote d'azur: hiking in an emblematic area of france
The famous French Riviera is an emblematic region of Southern France: between white sandy beaches with turquoise blue sea water and a hilly and mountainous backcountry with numerous quaint medieval villages, the French Riviera is a destination made for hikers!
Along the seafront, many walkways will allow to discover, by foot or bike, the “art-de-vivre” of the Riviera inhabitants: a harmonious blend of incredible weather, beautiful gastronomy based of fresh fruits, vegetables and sea-food and marvellous protected landscapes. The many towns and cities along the Mediterranean Sea has made this region iconic with Nice, Cannes and Menton being the most famous ones.
How did it become famous?
During the 19th century, the area attracted the upper classes of the different European Kingdoms with at the forefront the British and Russian aristocracies. Attracted by the incredibly mild winters, the city of Nice became an important destination as has allowed the city to develop thanks to the growing success of this destination. With temperatures, architecture, lifestyle and an intertwined history with Italy, the area was nicknamed the “French Riviera”, an add-on of the “Italian Riviera” located a bit further south.
Why should you go to the French Riviera?
Good food, great weather, wonderful architecture and a rich history: basically, walking in the French Riviera is walk through the ages. With the old cities of Nice and Cannes, the quaint Menton, discover the incredible heritage of this emblematic area.
Are there other areas to discover?
The backcountry of the French Riviera, made of many scenic and incredible medieval villages, perched on hilltops like La Brigue or Saint Agnès and surrounded by an endemic flora. The likes of the Mercantour National Park, that makes up for nearly ¾ of the Alpes Maritimes department, is a proof of the incredible greenery of that untamed and superb area.
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