Marco Polo French Riviera: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Experience all of the Côte d’Azur’s attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, complete with ‘Best Of’ recommendations. You’ll find the best hotels, authentic restaurants, the region’s trendiest places and night spots; get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget; plus plenty of ideas for travel with kids, sports and an overview of the most interesting festivals and events along the coast. Also contains: the Perfect Route, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, French phrasebook and index.The Côte d’Azur is the ultimate product of the modern leisure society, a playground of the jet-setting elite, where the luxury world of the coast, with its palaces, chic harbour fronts, exotic gardens and azure sea, contrasts with the tranquillity, dramatic landscapes and remote mountain villages of the interior.MARCO POLO French Riviera takes you along the coast, and through three of France’s most beautiful départements: Alpes-Maritimes, Var and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. This practical pocket-sized guide visits all the classic destinations between Toulon and Menton. The ‘Perfect Route’ takes you to the most idyllic stretches of coast as well as the most beautiful villages and the best natural scenery inland.The Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of the Côte d’Azur, recommend things to do for free, and have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and unwind. Discover What’s Hot on the coast, whether glamping (camping in style) or tea mania, which has really established itself in this country of coffee drinkers. The Insider Tips reveal where flower petals are crystallised and turned into sweets and where in Nice you can immerse yourself in the art of Yves Klein.The Trips & Tours take you to the ‘land of perfume’ around Grasse, to wild gorges and mountain villages in breathtaking locations. The Dos & Don’ts explain why your swimming trunks might cause you problems in St Tropez and why you should keep your hands off those beautifully hand-painted olive oil bottles.MARCO POLO French Riviera provides comprehensive coverage of the region, including Monaco. To help you get around there’s a detailed road atlas inside, city maps of Cannes and Nice in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map.