Menton and Antibes - rest on the Cote d'Azur in the Italian style

The Cote d'Azur is an amazing place in France, where visitors will find an Italian-style vacation, since many French resort cities are located near the border with Italy. A characteristic feature of such resorts is a mild climate, absence of cloudy weather, protection from all sides by the majestic coastal Alps. Vacationers can indulge in an excellent vacation, contemplating the sun-drenched picturesque mountain peaks and swimming in the clear blue sea.

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Holidays on the French Riviera

One of these resorts on the azure coast is the city of Menton, which is not accidentally called the French citrus capital. The resort town is surrounded by southern gardens, plantations of lemons, oranges and tangerines, the tourist gets the impression that he is moving around southern Italy. Natural orange juice can be ordered in every cafe or bar, it will be prepared from fresh fruits in the presence of tourists. The town is not only the kingdom of southern fruits, but also a kind of textbook on architecture. The presence of old and modern buildings, erected in all kinds of architectural styles, countless architectural monuments, Parc de Colombier, the old port, a huge monumental staircase make the town unique.

While walking around Menton, it is worth stopping by the Baroque Church of San Michel, located in the old quarter, its main «zest» - the coat of arms of the Grimaldi family, laid out from a mosaic in the church courtyard. Next - the Chapel of Mercy and the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, the main Catholic church, where the painting is located «Adoration of the shepherds», written by Orazio Ferrari. From the temple, like radii, narrow streets, preserved from the medieval era, diverge. You can go to the Jean Cocteau Museum or the Prehistoric Museum, view modern paintings in city art galleries.

Another city of the Côte d'Azur, Antibes, will offer visitors other museums and architecture, but the rest will also take place in the Italian style, under the bright southern sun.

The resorts of the French Riviera, combining French and Italian customs both in architecture and in national cuisine, are attractive not only in summer. They are expecting guests both to celebrate the New Year, and to the Lemon Festival, which marks two weeks of February, when cities are flooded with giants on stilts, wandering acrobats, people whose faces are hidden under colored and traditional masks..