The French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur) is the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France. It includes famously glamorous beach resorts such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes, and the independent microstate of Monaco. A health retreat in the 18th century, the area later attracted aristocrats, artists and the 1960s “jet set.” Today it’s an established holiday destination, with paths connecting many coastal villages and towns. Heidi was recently in Nice, with day trips to Monaco and some perched villages on the Mediterranean, and found it to be a laid-back, easy to navigate region with much to offer travelers. We’re excited to learn about this area!