If there is a summer destination that makes you dream, it is the French Riviera! From Cassis to Menton, the French Riviera unfolds a mythical coastline along the Mediterranean Sea. And alternate fine sandy beaches and creeks, scrubland and mountains, villages and cities with historical centers. The region conceals jewels of wild nature such as the Maures or Estérel massifs, but also sites full of history and glamour such as the inimitable and bling-bling Saint-Tropez, charming nuggets such as the beautiful perched village of Ramatuelle, or festive addresses with their feet in the sand on the beach of Pampelonne. The French Riviera invites you to live well. You can enjoy an ice cream in the street, a pan bagnat

in front of the waves, a pissaladière at the picnic, a lemonade in Menton and a pastis in Cassis. We visit extraordinary exotic gardens and art museums. A vacation in paradise!

Staying on the Côte d'AzurParticularly

well adapted to families, vacations on the Côte d'

Azur are suitable for

stays in vacation clubs. These are appreciated by young and old alike for real vacations with their feet in the water. Sun, relaxation and swimming on the menu. Belambra , France's number one vacation club, could not overlook this destination! With 8 addresses in the PACA region, in Menton, Grasse, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, La Colle-sur-Loup, on the Giens peninsula, etc., you can easily choose your vacation spot and the formula that suits you: vacation villages, rentals or hotels, all-inclusive

or half-board, with various offers for families, couples, seniors or singles. So with your family or with a group of friends, you will find what you are looking for!

Otherwise, you can always opt for camping or even outdoor accommodation such as glamping, safari tents, canvas cabins and other exotic lodges.

Natural sites not to be

missedNatural jewels are numerous on the French Riviera, including the Maures andEsterel massifs. Take a step up to the Mercantour regional natural park to enjoy the sumptuous panoramas, the mountain biodiversity, the relative coolness when it is hot down below and the magnificent hiking trails. To discover another enchanting preserved natural environment, embark on the islands of Lérins

, off Cannes, the one of Sainte-Marguerite with its beautiful eucalyptus forest and the one of Saint-Honorât where monks are engaged in wine growing and occupy a fortified medieval monastery.

Other jewels to discover

From Marquet beach to Mala beach, the coastal path of Cap d'Ail links the Pointe des Douaniers, Cape Rognoso and Cape Mala in a preserved setting, through the rocks, in the shade of umbrella pines. You will come across superb historic luxury residences and beautiful sheltered coves that are not very busy. In the commune of Ramatuelle, walk to the Cap Taillat and the beach of the Bastide Blanche, in an exceptional preserved environment. You can also walk on the Croisette in Cannes. A completely different atmosphere!

Lesser known nuggets

Visit the Village des Tortues in Carnoules, a unique educational and conservation center dedicated to the protection of turtles, which houses scientific and conservation activities. On a 2 hectare natural estate, discover the tortoise of the Moors and more than 50 species from around the world. When you visit the Village des Tortues, you learn more about them and contribute to their conservation. Go to Menton to discover two splendid botanical gardens. The Val Rahmeh Botanical Garden in Menton is an enchantment, spread out in multiple terraced plots around an Italian-Provençal style villa, refurbished in the 1920s. As for the Citrus Garden of the Palais de Carnolès

, it houses a collection of citrus fruits, planted since 1970, now a center for acclimatization and research. It has a total of 137 varieties of citrus fruits including 24 sweet orange trees, 6 bigaradiers, 6 lemon trees.

Charming villages and landscapes of the Pays de



Estérel, the Pays de Fayence has nine charming perched villages. Here, it is a whole hinterland engaged in green tourism around the olive, the vine, good food and magical landscapes with gorges, lakes and cliffs. This territory is also home to the first mimosa forest in France, of which Tanneron is the small capital and celebrates its yellow forest in February when it is in full bloom.

Museums of art and memoryThe

French Riviera, which has attracted "jetsetters" for generations, has also greatly inspired artists. In summer, artists set up their easels on the port of Saint-Tropez, along the quay where the café terraces look out over the luxury yachts. As for the great artists of yesteryear whose work owes much to the Mediterranean sun, they have their museum. You can visit the Picasso museum in Antibes, the Jean Cocteau museum in Menton, the Matisse museum in Nice, the Renoir

museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer, the Fernand Léger museum in Biot, without forgetting, in a completely different register, the Louis de Funès museum and the gendarmes of Saint-Tropez in... Saint-Tropez.

But above all, when you leave the poolside to go hiking in the countryside, to visit villages, gardens and museums, avoid rush hour when cars are playing touch and go to the beaches! Schedule your visits according to the traffic. Leave early in the morning or during your siesta, and come back at nightfall, take the time to eat a picnic or stop for a pizza on the road, you will arrive at your campsite, hotel or vacation village delighted with your escapade without being exhausted! You can look forward to a lazy day tomorrow, alternating swimming, reading, dozing and a short digestive walk after your meal.