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French Riviera (Côte d’Azur) – the centre of European glamour and luxury

France was always attractive to millions tourists from all over the world for the numerous sights and resorts. Not only Paris, but also many other cities are visited by many tourists in a warm season.

For the today, French Riviera is one of the most popular and known resorts. Such cities as Nice, Cannes, Saint-Tropez and Monaco, became an integral part of a route for many compatriots travelling across France. And magnificent yachts of some millionaires have a constant residence permit in bays of these cities which is a serious indicator of their social status.

In general, French Riviera is a synonym of luxury and glamour, a place where it is more probable to meet Bruce Willis or Angelina Jolie in the street or in a small restaurant than in Hollywood. And it is natural that the prices here are the highest which makes this place available for having rest in the south of France for men of means only.

So, for example, a week of stay in a hotel with four stars in Cannes can cost about two thousand American dollars. The same is for Nice where the prices are approximately comparable to Cannes.

Any of the resort centers of French Riviera can be compared to the colorful prospectuses focused on attraction of rich buyers. No argue, everything here is counted on rich visitors, starting with a small cafe, finishing with magnificent hotels and casinos.

Visiting this part of France, it is necessary to walk on the well-known quay of Nice – Promenade des Anglais (“Promenade of the English”) which makes about five kilometers. In this place it is possible to admire the view of the azure sea, walking along the street or sitting on one of numerous benches. Many creative people came here in search of muse and inspiration. Friedrich Nietzsche, Niccolò Paganini, Henri Matisse, Giuseppe Verdi, Marc Chagall and many others were frequent visitors of Nice.

One more card of French Riviera is magnificent Hotel Negresco in smart apartments of which many international financial, cultural and political elite representatives spent their time.

One of the most beautiful orthodox temples located outside of the former USSR will be interesting to our tourists. In its architectural basis lie samples of five-domed cathedrals of Moscow. A rare Russian-speaking tourist does not come into this temple, being in Nice.

It is necessary to note the magnificent palace of Valrose located in northern part of Nice. The construction is situated in the centre of the most beautiful park. Russian baron von Dervis was its first owner; nowadays it is the venue of audiences for local university.

The most magnificent and bright holiday in Nice is the carnival which has been thought up specially for numerous rich travelers resting at this time here or in the nearby resort cities.

Basically, Nice is one of the most beautiful tourist centers of Europe. And together with as beautiful Monaco, Cannes, Saint-Tropez it makes a resort known to the world as French Riviera. It is possible to tell about it for hours, describing all delights of local architecture, culture, show business, but nevertheless it is better to go there personally and to see it all with your own eyes.