Towns like Nice, Cannes, and Monaco set up festive markets complete with food, crafts, and sometimes ice-skating rinks.
Held in February, this vibrant event showcases intricate structures made entirely of citrus fruits. Another spectacular event is the Nice Carnival.
Marseille is another city with a long history dating back to ancient Greece. Visit the Old Port area, the Roman docks, and the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. Check out here to learn more about visiting Marseille.
Art & Culture: For contemporary art, head to Cannes, where you’ll find the Malmaison Art Center. Festivals: While the Cannes Film Festival takes place in the spring, film enthusiasts can still enjoy various film-related events and exhibitions around the Riviera in winter. Keep an eye out for announcements and schedules to catch a glimpse of the region’s rich cinematic history.
Visiting St. Tropez in winter offers a serene contrast to its bustling summer ambiance. As the celebrity crowds dissipate, the town unveils its authentic charm with quiet cobblestone streets, cozy waterfront cafes, and unobstructed views of the azure Mediterranean. Winter temperatures are mild, making it ideal for leisurely strolls and exploring its historic sites.
The Promenade des Anglais in Nice is a renowned 7-kilometer boulevard along the Mediterranean. Named for its 19th-century English aristocrat visitors, it's a favorite spot for walking, cycling, and soaking in the Riviera atmosphere, highlighted by palm trees and historic hotels.
Art and Culture: in Antibes, the Picasso Museum is a must-visit; get inspired by his masterpieces. Take a stroll through the charming old town and discover local artists’ works.
This charming town is known as the perfume capital, and winter brings its own unique charm.
Art and Culture: Explore the Fragonard Perfume Museum and learn about the art of fragrance creation. Stroll through the picturesque streets and admire the beautiful architecture.