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4 Must-See Views on the French Riviera

View of the Cote d'Azur from Castle Ruins, Sainte-Agnès

Glamourous, sunny and scenic, the beautiful, blue-skied French Riviera remains a perfect holiday destination all year round. Explore the Cote d’Azur and find some of Europe’s most postcard-perfect views, here are some of our favourites:


You can find the beautiful, medieval village of Eze is nestled in the hills between Nice and Monaco and is easy to get to from either. Be sure to visit Eze’s botanical gardens – the Jardin Exotique d’Èze – from here, you will be in awe of the panoramic landscape of the bright blue Mediterranean sea and the gorgeous greenery of the surrounding hillsides.

Eze, French Riviera. Between Nice and Monaco

La Colline du Château, Nice

Nice Castle (La Colline du Château), French Riviera

With its French history stretching back to 19th Century, Nice’s La Colline du Château (Castle Hill) stands at 92 meters above the sea level and was used for military purposes. A hike to the top will be rewarded with picturesque views of Baie des Anges and Nice’s Old Town, as well as the postcard-perfect sea. Visitors can also choose to use the free lift or take a picnic to enjoy on the hill.

San Peyre, Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Found just west of the Alpes-Maritimes, in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, volcanic cone San Peyre offers views over Mandelieu and the Château de la Napoule stretching to Cannes, the Lérins Islands, Tsur Mer and more.

The walk up San Peyre is family-friendly, as it is not particularly steep and the walk from the car park takes no longer than 15 minutes.

Castle Ruins, Sainte-Agnès

Where better to capture beautiful sights of the Cote D’Azur than from Europe’s highest coastal village? Sainte-Agnès can be found three miles outside Menton, though the castle ruins are a steep climb from the village, it is more than worth the wait, as from the medieval garden, visitors can gaze over the stunning views the tall mountains, the beautiful bay of Menton and even into Italy.

View of the Cote d'Azur from Castle Ruins, Sainte-Agnès

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4 Must-See Views on the French Riviera

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