While the Côte d'Azur is famed for its iconic and unashamedly glamorous beach spots, there is real beauty to be found underneath its glitzy surface. 

From the Hollywood movie setting St Tropez to the Italian-French border, it is difficult to find a more scenic stretch of Europe. 

Ready-made for a self-drive tour, take in the 70km route with stop offs as diverse as the attractive Promenade de Anglais in Nice, Monaco's larger-than-life shopping experience and the unhurried charm of La Croix Valmer.

Unspoilt landscapes offer scenic calm before the glamour of the towns and cities, with crystal clear waters, dramatic hilltops and rocky headlands combining for an otherworldly getaway. 


Shopping haven
Plenty of sun
Famous towns and cities


Cote d'Azur, Ramatuelle

Hidden Gem: Ramatuelle

Located on the edge of the Paillais Hill nestled in the trees, Ramatuelle is a typical Mediterranean village composing of passages, stairs and narrow streets scattered with flowers.
Cote d'Azur, Menton

Old Favourite: Menton

A mixture of beach, harbour, breath-taking gardens and authentic old town makes Menton a popular destination in this region. Being located near the French border means you can take a trip into Italy.
Cote d'Azur, Coquillages-brun, Local cuisine

Local Cuisine: Coquillages-Brun

Indulge in oysters, mussels, shellfish, and fish dishes, at the most famous seafood brasserie in Cannes. Book in advance as the restaurant is full every night!
Cote d'Azur, Aqualand

See & Do: Aqualand

For children, no camping holiday to the Côte d'Azur is complete without a trip to this waterpark in Fréjus. Whizz down slides of every description - try out the unique twister slide - and the largest wave pool in Europe.
Cote d'Azur, Soirees Estivales, Event, Festival

Festivals & Events: Soirées Estivales (June - Sept)

The French Riviera showcases talent from classical and jazz music to theatre. The summer evenings festival has over 400 performances held in 150 areas of the region.
Cote d'Azur, Ramatuelle

Beaches & Lakes: Cannes

Act like a film star, stroll along the Croisette past the Palais des Festivals where the real film stars have left their handprints, before sipping a cocktail at Jimmy's. Watch the Tour de France from here!


Where is Côte d'Azur?

Covering southeastern France and the glamorous cities of Monaco, Cannes, Nice and St Tropez, the French Riviera coastline stretches from Menton near the border with Italy to the east and the city of Toulon to the east. The area is known as one of the first resort locations for holidaymakers as a far back as the 18th century. 

What's the weather like in Côte d'Azur?

When choosing which of our parks to visit across France, you can't really go wrong with a campsite in the French Riviera, particularly when looking for plenty of sunshine. 

Bask within a glorious Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm, hot summers. Highs between 30 - 35 degrees are made all the more appealing with a cooling sea breeze, although it can get a little hotter in the western part of the region in the height of the summer months. 

Which is the closest Al Fresco Holidays park to Nice?

Our closest park to the city of Nice is Esterel, with a day out in the popular coastal city being 72km away.