Cote D Azur

The Cote D Azur

The Cote D Azur is often referred to as the French Riviera in English and although there is no official boundary, it’s usually referred to as the coastine between Monaco in the East and St Tropez in the West.

Negresco Hotel, Nice, Cote D Azur
Negresco Hotel in Nice

The famous Corniche roads run between Nice and Menton and overlok the Cote D’Azur.  The three roads are carved into the mountainside and comprise of the Grande Corniche at the top, the Moyenne Corniche in the middle and the Basse Corniche which runs along the coast. The Grande Corniche provides the spectacular views down to the blue Mediterranean and Monaco and its where some of the scenes from the Alfred Hitchcock film ‘To Catch a Thief’ were filmed. Up here you will find the charming village of La Turbie.

Map of Cote D’Azur