Festival / Holiday Event
The French Riviera is one of the most scenic places in the world to spend a summer day – or a whole summer for that matter. Throughout the season, the Festival Pyromélodique d'Antibes provides more sights up in the sky, well ... moreAntibes/Juan-Les-Pins
Party Earth Review Pronounced “sunset” in French, Sun 7 Café is a DJ and live music bar that attracts music-loving patrons who like their jazz and hiphop in a low-key, casual environment. The dim and narrow space features leather couches and dark red walls covered with records of jazz greats that create a subdued vibe, while the bar’s collection ... more
5 Rue du Docteur Gérard Monod
Arts Festival / Music Festival
Music fans enjoy eclectic performances in a beautiful setting at the annual Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival. Held from July through August, the 2014 Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival takes place at Sporting Monte-Carlo in Monaco ... moreSporting Monte-Carlo (Monaco)
40 Avenue Princesse Grace
Party Earth Review Located under a large staircase across from the beach, L’Escalier’s easygoing, dive-bar vibe attracts a slightly gritty clientele looking for late-night fun. The bar’s street level area offers a few scattered tables and a large projection TV for watching sports, while the more spacious downstairs area features some small ... more
10 Rue Raoul Bosio
Electronic dance music fans and ravers dance all night at the annual Les Plages Electroniques Festival. Held on Wednesdays in July and August, the 2013 Les Plages Electroniques Festival takes place at the Plage du Palais des Festivals in ... morePlage du Palais des Festivals
Party Earth Review For a bit of relaxation or to enjoy some relatively inexpensive water sports, it’s hard to beat the sandy beaches just south of Antibes. Completely free to the public, Plage du Ponteil offers a serene location from which to admire the natural beauty of the French Riviera, including the ancient fortress that ... more
Plage du Ponteil
Summertime on the French Riviera is full of fun, scenic outdoor events enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. One of those awesome bashes – Festival d'Art Pyrotechnique de Cannes – dominates the skies weekly during the summer ... moreCannes
Party Earth Review Leisurely afternoons on the beach are what the French Riviera is all about, and Nice Beach is one of the best places to soak up the sun and the atmosphere. The city’s long shoreline and boardwalk – the Promenade des Anglais – offer wonderful panoramic views, as well as an excellent place for rollerblading ... more
Main public beach runs roughly along the southern coast of Nice from the Cote D'Azur Airport on the west to the Port de Nice on the east
Party Earth Review Anyone in the mood for a little gambling should spend some time at Le Casino Croisette, a small but elegant venue offering slot machines, table games, and plenty of opportunity to try one’s luck at stud poker, blackjack, roulette, and craps. Patrons should just keep in mind that odds for certain games are slightly different ... more
1 Jetée Albert Edouard
A lot of people would agree that a certain level of competition can ignite metaphorical fireworks. Every July and August in Monaco, the Concours International de Feux d'Artifice Pyromélodiques presents a competition that is based ... moreLa Condamine (Monaco) 98000 Monaco
Party Earth Review Located directly in front of the most luxurious hotels in town, some of the best shopping in the French Riviera, and the busiest nightlife in Cannes, the Plage de la Croisette has miles of beautiful sandy beaches filled with sunbathers and swimmers enjoying the clear, warm water. A fair portion of the beach is taken up ... more
Along Boulevard de la Croisette
Things to do in the French Riviera can come with a lot of zeroes behind them and multiple dollar signs in front, but not every visitor has to garrote his wallet the minute he gets off the plane.
Although the all-night nature of the nightlife might make it difficult to get up in the morning, snoozing the day’s things to do away only means missing out on some magnificent beaches, landmark resorts, endless shopping, and star-powered people-watching at the plazas and sidewalk cafés.
Both private and public beaches in the French Riviera offer all kinds of water activities and outdoor sports, as well as amenities like umbrellas, lounge chairs, and beachside food and cocktail service.
Happy hours in the sand lead naturally to shopping, another exercise in luxury as scores of upscale shops just off the beach offer everything from furs to chic club attire perfect for that next big night on the town.