The splendour of the French Riviera is truly something to behold, especially in summer: verdant hillsides dotted with colorful mansions, shining bays punctuated with super yachts, and sun-dappled beaches lined with lounge-chairs, umbrellas and tanned bodies.
Whenever you go, the French Riviera is always worth a visit, with much to see and do, even in the colder months. However, if you are seeking the sun, then summer is definitely the best time to go but be prepared for the crowds. When temps rises, so do the number of visitor. But don’t let its popularity discourage you, the French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur) is a pleasure-seeker’s paradise, and the masses and mixes of people only adds to the allure. You’ll also find a warm, gay-friendly welcome in the French Riviera, including in the vibrant seaside city of Nice.
Think of it as more candy for the eye. The tanned and toned life guards or ‘les sauveteurs en mer‘ who patrol the shores are a particular highlight. (See the photo above.)
Story and photos by ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Phil Rake reporting from the French Riviera.
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