The French Riviera

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The French Riviera - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Chapelle du Rosaire

    On the outskirts of "new" Vence, toward St-Jeannet, is the Chapelle du Rosaire, better known to the world-at-large as the Matisse Chapel. The artist decorated...Read More

  • 2. Basilique St-Michel

    This majestic basilica dominates the skyline of Menton. Beyond the beautifully proportioned facade—a 19th-century addition—the richly frescoed nave and chapels contain several works by Genovese...Read More

  • 3. Cathédrale de la Nativité de la Vierge

    In the center of the Vieille Ville, the Cathédrale de la Nativité de la Vierge was built on the Romans' military drilling field in the...Read More

  • 4. Cathédrale Ste-Réparate

    Old Town

    An ensemble of columns, cupolas, and symmetrical ornaments dominates the Vieille Ville, flanked by an 18th-century bell tower and glossy ceramic-tile dome. The cathedral's interior,...Read More

  • 5. Chapelle Cocteau

    This eccentric chapel was the last designed by Jean Cocteau as part of an artists' colony that never happened. It's an octagon built around a...Read More

  • 6. Chapelle de l'Immaculée-Conception

    Just above the main church, the smaller Chapelle de l'Immaculée-Conception (aka Pénitents Blancs) answers St-Michel's grand gesture with its own pure Baroque beauty. The sanctuary,...Read More

  • 7. Chapelle de la Miséricorde

    Old Town

    A superbly balanced pièce-montée (wedding cake) of half-domes and cupolas, this chapel is decorated within an inch of its life with frescoes, faux marble, gilt,...Read More

  • 8. Chapelle Sainte-Rita

    Old Town

    This 17th-century Carmelite chapel, officially known as the Église de l'Annonciation, is a classic example of pure Niçoise Baroque, from its sculpted door to its...Read More

  • 9. Chapelle St-Pierre

    So enamored was Jean Cocteau of this painterly fishing port that he decorated the 14th-century Chapelle St-Pierre with images from the life of St. Peter...Read More

  • 10. Eglise de l'Immaculée-Conception

    This sanctuary served as the region's cathedral until the bishopric was transferred to Grasse in 1244. The church's 18th-century facade, a marvelously Latin mix of...Read More

  • 11. Groupe Épiscopal

    Fréjus is graced with one of the most impressive religious monuments in Provence: the Groupe Épiscopal is made up of an early Gothic cathedral, a...Read More

  • 12. Notre-Dame-de-Vie

    You can find Picasso's final home, where he lived for 12 years until 1973, by following the D35 south of Mougins 2 km (1 mile)...Read More

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