Located in the south-east of France, the Côte d'Azur encompasses the entire Mediterranean coast from the Italian border in the east, including Monaco, to Cassis in the west. It therefore includes the coast of the Alpes-Maritimes, the Var but also partially that of the Bouches-du-Rhône. It is above all famous for its Mediterranean climate, sunny all year round, where temperatures are mild even in the heart of winter. The French Riviera is a very popular summer destination because of its multitude of beaches with turquoise and clear waters, from Baie des Anges to Nice and sublime beaches such as Bandol or Saint-Tropez. But the Côte d'Azur is also a region of unspoilt nature with many exceptional sites such as the Mercantour National Park and the impressive Gorges du Verdon, whose hikes are detailed in all the tourist guides on the Côte d'Azur. These varied natural areas are particularly popular with hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders. The Côte d'Azur is also Provence and its rich cultural heritage, which extends from the villages of the Var hinterland to those of the Nice hinterland. The Côte d'Azur is finally a unique gastronomy, thanks to its many vineyards where the famous rosé de Provence is produced. The cuisine of the Côte d'Azur also includes local flavoured dishes that give pride of place to sunny vegetables such as tomatoes and popular Provençal spices such as thyme and rosemary.

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The best time to go to the French Riviera is in spring or autumn, during the low season. Hotel and restaurant prices are much lower than in summer at this time and the beaches are almost deserted. As for the climate, it is ideal, warm but not too hot, and you can often swim from spring to late November in autumn. Winter is the very low tourist season but the climate remains mild with the possibility of many hikes under the sun. The high tourist season is of course summer, July and August, the roads are crowded and the fares are easily tripled. It is then really necessary to book your stay on the French Riviera early if you want to have a place and not leave all your savings there. It is indeed one of the most touristic regions of France and it is not only appreciated by the French but also by a very large number of foreign tourists. If you go to the Côte d'Azur in summer, it is the right time for outdoor festivals and ñ you will easily find an exhaustive list of these festivals in all tourist offices.

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