Cannes

While this resort town is known for the glory and glamor of the annual Cannes Festival, hundreds of years of history stretch across city boundaries. Some think Cannes is named after the reeds that once covered its shores and that Napoleon camped on his dunes when returning from Elbe. In 1834, the city started transforming itself from a quiet fishing village into a resort town after wealthy Lord Brougham rested in Cannes during the Cholera epidemic in Nice. Once fascinated by the village, built a luxury villa and visited it every winter for 34 years.

 

 

Menton

It is located near the Italian border, and it is said that his breasts are the warmest on the French Riviera during the winter. The city is famous for the grapefruit trees, which become the main theme of the annual FĂȘte du citron (Limon Festival). Approximately 140 tons of lemons and oranges are placed on wire frames and take the form of giant sculptures throughout the city.

Nice
The port city of Nis is the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department, located about 20 miles from the Italian border. Established by a colony of Greek sailors around 350 BC, the city is thought to have been named in honor of a nick, or victory over a neighboring colony. The beautiful hills of Nis, the lush bays and magnificent ruins inspired famous French artists such as Chagall and Matisse, who lived in the city at the same time and whose works lie in local museums.

Peillon
Housed between the Alpes-Maritimes mountains, the fortified Peillon village stands on a cliff. The pedestrian village consists of cobbled streets, stairs, medieval houses and arched corridors.

Villefranche-Sur-Mer
Established in the early 14th century, Villefranche is known for the deep bay, the odd antique town and the impressive line. For centuries, the former military port has served as the only natural breeze in the deep Mediterranean waters. The picturesque town has been a scene for movies like Ronin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Never Say Never Again.

Antibes
Formerly known as Antipolis, this port city originally served as a Greek trading post and then fell under the rule of the powerful Grimaldi family between the 14th and early 17th century. Since then, the Grimaldi villa has been turned into a museum that holds works of Pablo Picasso, who stayed there in 1946. Tourism is today the primary economy of the city thanks to the beaches, yachts and the nearby scientific park Sophia-Antipolis.
Vence
Between Nisna and Antiba, the city of Vences and the medieval walled village is a journey in the past. When D.H. The wisdom was diagnosed with tuberculosis moved to southern France, where he wrote Apocalypse, his last work, in 1929 before moving to Vence.