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Enjoy a breathtaking and luxurious getaway to the French Riviera. A perfect destination with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea, charming villages, and world-famous hideaways. Its crystal clear waters and radiant sunshine make it a popular cruise destination for tourists and celebrities. From the elegant city of Nice to the glamour of St Tropez and Cannes, this region has something for everyone. And don't forget the stunning towns of Sanary Sur MerPorquerollesSt RaphaelAntibes, and Villefranche, among others. Whether relaxing on a sun-drenched beach, exploring ancient ruins, or enjoying a cultural excursion, you're sure to fall in love with the Côte d'AzurContact one of Adventure Life's French Riviera tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.

10 Best French Riviera Cruises for 2024-2025

10 Best Luxury French Riviera Cruises for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Treasures of France & Spain$63998Sep 16, 2024Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard World Traveler from Nice, France, to Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Discover picturesque beaches, historic towns, vibrant …
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Voiles de Saint Tropez$20808Sep 28, 2024Sail aboard a tall ship around the Mediterranean and its vibrant ports of call with their own colorful personalities, cultured ambience, and …
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Corsica & French Riviera$20808Sep 21, 2024Experience the luxurious French Riviera on this 8-day sailing adventure starting and ending in the enchanting city of Cannes. Discover the …
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Corsica & French Riviera$13205Jun 5, 2025Experience this 5-day cruise starting and ending in the enchanting city of Cannes aboard the Royal Clipper. Discover the breathtaking ports of Calvi, …
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Corsican Cruise$47458Jun 28, 2024This eight-day Corsican voyage aboard the MV La Belle des Océans reveals Corsica's hidden riches, a real paradise on earth that appears to have …
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Corsica & French Riviera$18807May 30, 2025Experience this 7-day cruise starting and ending in the enchanting city of Cannes aboard the Royal Clipper. Discover the breathtaking ports of …
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Epicurean Immersion$1279917Jul 12, 2025Cruise the Mediterranean for 17 days, exploring iconic cities like Naples, Rome, Capri, Nice, and Barcelona. Savor exclusive culinary experiences, …
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Malaga to Cannes$22809Apr 25, 2025Sail to an impressive collection of ports on this 9-day cruise from the stunning Balearic Islands off Eastern Spain to quixotic tiny port towns along …
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Rome to Nice$22809Sep 12, 2025Set sail on a 9-day cruise with the Star Flyer from Civitavecchia, exploring Rome's landmarks before enjoying beach bliss in Portoferraio and East …
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Malta, Italian shores and Isle of Beauty$681011Aug 9, 2024Set sail on a brand-new 11-day Mediterranean cruise from the French Riviera's gem to the magnificent capital of Malta. Discover Malta, the Italian …
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7 Best French Riviera Cruise Deals for 2024-2025

Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Grand Voyage: Malaga to CannesSavings$364016Apr 25, 2025Sail to an impressive collection of ports on this 16-day Grand Voyage, from the stunning Balearic Islands off Eastern Spain to quixotic tiny port …
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Treasures of France & SpainCustom Label$63998Sep 16, 2024Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard World Traveler from Nice, France, to Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Discover picturesque beaches, historic towns, vibrant …
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Isles of the MediterraneanCustom Label$1399913Jul 24, 2024Embark on a 13-day cruise of the Isles of the Mediterranean from Rome to Athens aboard the World Traveller. Explore Elba's medieval villages, …
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Rome to NiceSavings$22809Sep 12, 2025Set sail on a 9-day cruise with the Star Flyer from Civitavecchia, exploring Rome's landmarks before enjoying beach bliss in Portoferraio and East …
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Grand Voyage: Rome to NiceSavings$303015Sep 6, 2025Set sail on a 15-day cruise with the Star Flyer from Civitavecchia, exploring Rome's landmarks before enjoying beach bliss in Portoferraio and East …
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Malaga to CannesSavings$22809Apr 25, 2025Sail to an impressive collection of ports on this 9-day cruise from the stunning Balearic Islands off Eastern Spain to quixotic tiny port towns along …
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Accent on ItalyCustom Label$679910Aug 23, 2024Embark on a 10-day Mediterranean journey, exploring Valletta, Capri, and Rome. Visit historic sites, vibrant markets, and stunning coastlines. See …
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Riviera Travel Guide

Discover the French Riviera: A Mediterranean Gem

The French Riviera, also known as the Côte d'Azur, is a stunning Mediterranean coastline in the southeastern corner of France, stretching from Menton near the Italian border to the glamorous city of Cannes. Renowned for its azure waters, sunny climate, and luxurious lifestyle, the French Riviera has been a favorite destination for artists, celebrities, and tourists alike for over a century.

Key highlights include the glamorous city of Nice, with its Promenade des Anglais and vibrant markets; the opulent principality of Monaco, home to the famous Monte Carlo Casino and the Grand Prix; and the picturesque town of Saint-Tropez, known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife. The region also offers charming villages like Èze and Grasse, known for their medieval architecture and perfume production, respectively.

With its blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and high-end sophistication, the French Riviera remains one of the most alluring destinations in the world.

Highlights of the French Riviera

  • Nice's Promenade des Anglais: Stroll along Nice's famous seafront boulevard, lined with palm trees, luxury hotels, and stunning views of the Mediterranean. Visit the vibrant Cours Saleya market for fresh flowers, produce, and local crafts.
  • Monaco and Monte Carlo: Explore the opulent principality of Monaco, renowned for its lavish lifestyle, the Monte Carlo Casino, and the annual Grand Prix. Don't miss the Prince's Palace and the Oceanographic Museum.
  • Saint-Tropez Beaches: Relax on the sandy shores of Saint-Tropez, a hotspot for celebrities and sun-seekers. Pampelonne Beach is famous for its vibrant beach clubs, while the old port area offers charming cafes and boutiques.
  • Cannes and the Film Festival: Visit Cannes, known for its prestigious film festival held each May. Walk along La Croisette, a glamorous boulevard lined with upscale shops, restaurants, and luxury hotels.
  • Èze Village: Discover the medieval charm of Èze, perched high above the sea. The village offers stunning panoramic views, cobblestone streets, and the Exotic Garden, filled with rare plant species.
  • Antibes and Picasso Museum: Explore the historic town of Antibes, home to the Picasso Museum housed in the Château Grimaldi. The town also features beautiful beaches and a vibrant yacht marina.
  • Grasse Perfume Capital: Visit Grasse, known as the world's perfume capital. Tour renowned perfume factories like Fragonard, Molinard, and Galimard, and stroll through its picturesque old town.
  • Sailing and Yacht Cruises: Experience the Riviera from the sea with a yacht cruise. Sail past glamorous coastal towns, anchor in secluded bays, and enjoy water activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and diving.
  • Îles de Lérins: Just off the coast of Cannes, visit the Îles de Lérins. Explore Sainte-Marguerite Island, known for its fort and tranquil forests, and Saint-Honorat Island, home to a working monastery and vineyards.
  • Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild: Located in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, this stunning villa is surrounded by magnificent gardens. Explore its luxurious rooms, filled with art and antiques, and enjoy the breathtaking views over the Mediterranean.

 

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