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Festivals, exhibitions, concerts and major events... On France.fr and everywhere in France, there's always something going on.

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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

Côte d'Azur: what to do, what to see...

Marseille’s calanques
Culture, art or sport… the pulse of the Côte d’Azur races all year round with events and festivals from Cannes to Nice, and the Croisette to the Promenade des Anglais. Only the surroundings stay the same: the villages with their saturated colours, the palm trees with their welcome shade, and the unique endless blue that inspired Matisse and Chagall...
WHAT TO SEE

• Nice
• Cannes
• Saint-Paul-de-Vence
• Port Grimaud
• The Marc Chagall Museum in Nice
• Saint-Tropez
• Grasse and its perfumery museum
• Antibes and Juan-les-Pins
• The tiny port of Saint-Raphaël
• The Sanctuary of Notre-Dame de Laghet at La Trinité
• Porquerolles
• The Lérins Islands
• Cagnes-sur-Mer

WHAT TO DO

• Follow in the footsteps of great painters and see the unique quality of light through their eyes
• Play boules in the legendary square of Saint-Paul-de-Vence
• Celebrate lemons in Menton
• Visit the Grimaldi Castle and Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer
• Take your time on the Route des Jardins
• Choose the best blooms at the Cours Saleya flower market in Nice 
• Grab a celeb selfie at the Cannes Film Festival
• Take a dip in the Calanque des Anglais at Agay
• Watch the Monaco Grand Prix
• Discover the modernist architecture of the Villa Noailles

WHAT TO EAT

• Ratatouille
• Tarte Tropézienne
• Tapenade
• Pan bagnat
• Socca
• Anchoïade
• Pissaladière
• Panisses
• Pistou soup
• Estocaficada

WHAT TO BRING BACK

• A bottle of Bellet wine
• Olive oil
• Pouches of lavender
• Ceramics
• Olives from Forville market
• Fragonard soaps
• Crystallised fruits

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