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France, French Riviera III: Monaco – Safe Haven for the Rich
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Even though Monaco is an independent state on the French Riviera so we don’t skip it while being France. It is worth it. There are luxurious villas, Formula 1, tax paradise, luxurious yachts. The country got famous for Monte Carlo, or rather a casino there. Many people go there for the most prestigious race in the world – Monaco Grand Prix. Also you shouldn’t miss the oceanographic museum, St Nicholas cathedral, or royal palace. You wont regret.
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Swiss Geneva is located near the border with France, just below the highest peaks of the Alps. It is one of the most important centers of diplomacy and one of the best places to live worldwide. Let's look into it together.
Today you will take a look at the Italian city of Finale Ligure, which lies in the province of Savona in the Gulf of Genoa (Ligurian Sea) and belongs to the Italian Riviera. Although perhaps Finale Ligure is not well known among classical hikers, many mountain bike lovers come here, because there are nice trails and MTB trails.
This Friday we are headed to another famous French resort. This time on the French Riviera. The region is rich on sunny days and sand beaches. However, this place is not just beaches, swimming or celebrities frequenting this place. Yet tourism is only a part of what supports its economy – local economy also thrives from flower production (mostly roses and carnations). There are many interesting sights in the city and around to explore. Today, we are going to take a closer look.
Cannes is a city located on the shiny French Riviera and you are sure to know it for the famous film festival, which takes place here every year in May, since 1946. The festival is currently Europe's largest film festival, which also serves as a great promotion of European film art. .
„When they want to get rid of them, rich Parisians send their children here to study at the university. So, it is expensive here but the life is vibrant,“ says Louis about his home-town, a guy I met during my stay there. Indeed, for a long time I haven’t been to a place that would have so much of student atmosphere yet it wasn’t flooded with “poor” hipster cafes. Add more than two thousand years of history, narrow streets with old houses made of sandstone and friendly inhabitants of Provence. This makes almost perfect image of one of the most famous towns in the south of France.
Saint-Tropez is undoubtedly the most beautiful town along the French Riviera. So many visitors come there during the high season you don’t have a chance to properly enjoy it. Yet we offer you an alternative, two towns located near Saint-Tropez. Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël are two town between Cannes and Toulonem. They are not less enjoyable than the said Saint-Tropez. Moreover, they unravel much from the history as interesting sights form the Roman times are still there.
Perhaps you wonder why we include the tiny state of Monaco to our series on France. Yet while travelling along the French Riviera you can hardly miss it. Casino, luxurious yachts and hotels, Formula 1, and tax paradise. These are common stereotypes about world’s second smallest country. And they are true. It is a country with second highest population density in the world. Monaco is a princedom with the highest GDP and highest percentage of millionaires in the population. However, the crowds flow to Monaco mostly during the famous Grand Prix. We think any season would be the best to visit the country.
France’s second most visited city is situated in country’s south, in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, near the Italian border. Millions of tourists travel here to see the famous Côte d'Azur, enjoy beautiful weather, and great French wine. The place gained fame in the 18th century. Rich English families took shelter here from winter at home. The whole town has fantastic atmosphere. Join us in for a tour!
Old maritime and fishermen tradition, delicious vine, friendly French, beautiful weather, blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea… All of this lure in millions to rest from worries while getting some of the southern energy. The French Riviera is not the cheapest area in Europe yet it is worth it. You wont be disappointed.